The T-Mobile myTouch Q is the second of the two new T-Mobile myTouch phones built by LG. It adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to the mix and drops some of the features found on its myTouch sibling.
T-Mobile has announced a pair of new myTouch smartphones built by LG, the first of which is the simply named T-Mobile myTouch. The myTouch is a traditional slab-style smartphone that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes in two colors.
T-Mobile has announced the latest mobile hotspot to be available on its network, the Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot. Built by Huawei, the Sonic 4G supports T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network and can provide internet access for up to five simultaneously connected devices.
A sample 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) video clip recorded with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. As you can hear in the video, the Slide's noise canceling gets easily confused, and makes for some weird audio in videos. The Slide will let you zoom and autofocus while shooting, which is a neat feature for creative videography. However, zooming with the volume keys on the phone will cause a fair amount of camera shake, as will tapping the screen to refocus.
The T-Mobile G-Slate is catching up with the Joneses, that is if the Joneses are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Motorola XOOM, as it is now being updated to Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The update adds Google Videos support, resizable widgets, USB accessory support, and an expanded recent apps list. T-Mobile is rolling out the update in a staggered fashion, and users should get a notification when it is ready to be downloaded and installed. T-Mobile makes a point to say that it cannot expedite the rollout of the update, so if you don't get it right away, you will just have to be patient and wait it out.
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is the latest iteration of the myTouch family of Android smartphones for T-Mobile USA. This time around the focus is on the camera, even though the Slide features a full QWERTY keyboard. Dan comes away impressed with the phone, which he details in this review.
According to new memo from T-Mobile, owners of the myTouch 4G that have yet to receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update that started rolling out to customers on July 20 will be able to get their phones upgraded manually at T-Mobile stores starting on August 5. Technicians at the store will use an SD card to update the software on the phones manually. T-Mobile says that this process has the potential to erase a user's data off of the phone, so make sure you have backed everything up if you follow this upgrade path. Data stored on a user's SD card will be unaffected, however.
T-Mobile G2 owners have been waiting months for this day to come, as the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the smartphone has begun rolling out to customers. The update is on a gradual roll-out, so some users may not see it for a number of weeks.
The next iteration of the myTouch family of smartphones for T-Mobile, the myTouch 4G Slide, is now available to purchase at T-Mobile stores and online. The myTouch 4G Slide features a 3.7-inch display and a four-row slide-out keyboard. It is powered by a dual-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a custom, myTouch version of HTC's Sense user interface. T-Mobile claims that the 8 megapixel camera on the back is the most advanced smartphone camera available as well. The myTouch 4G Slide will set you back $199.99 on a new two-year agreement.
Last week, owners of the T-Mobile G2x could download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for their devices and manually install it using LG's software on a computer. Now T-Mobile has made it a bit easier for everyone to update to the latest and greatest version of Android, as it has started its over-the-air roll-out of the update. As is the usual case with OTA updates, this one will likely hit users gradually until all G2x's have been updated. Users should get a notification on their phones when the update is ready to be downloaded and installed.