T-Mobile MyTouch Slide Espresso

Last week we reported that the upcoming MyTouch Slide device showed up in RadioShack's ordering system, and today TmoNews posted the first photo of this Android phone in the wild:

T-Mobile MyTouch Slide Espresso

The photo matches up nicely to the one leaked by Droiddeveloper.com back in January.

MyTouch Slide is considered to be a successor to the T-Mobile G1, with the following specs:

  • 1300mAh battery
  • Optical trackpad
  • Camera with LED Flash
  • Slide-out 4 row QWERTY keyboard
  • 320×480 screen resolution
  • Arm11 processor
  • RAM 215MB
  • ROM 512MB
  • Android 2.1
  • 3.1 MP camera

The release date for MyTouch Slide is rumored to be May 17 or May 19th.

Now as far as the phone itself goes, I don't know about you but I find it very-very mediocre. The specs, the looks - everything seems very last year to me. The spacious keyboard is the only redeeming quality of this phone, which may appeal to all you serial texters. Therefore, MyTouch Slide is probably going to be in T-Mobile's budget line, probably available for free with contract.

Update: TmoNews posted additional pictures showing off MyTouch Slide and confirming Android 2.1 and some modified version of HTC's Sense UI codenamed Espresso. In these pictures, the phone doesn't look as bad as before, so I'll give a few cool points back.

Update 2: AndroidAndMe reports with a rumor of a 600 MHz CPU (same as in HTC Legend - MSM7227) and another rumor of a 750 MHz one. Nothing is confirmed.

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T-Mobile MyTouch Slide Espresso


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  • Kane

    Why would anyone go for this when there's a much superior Nexus One? Just for the keyboard? The cheaper price?


  • Gareth

    I'll be very disappointed if those end up being the official specs. One would think that tmobile could at least bring out something that competes with the newer spec devices on Verizon and Sprint :(

    • http://www.androidpolice.com Andrew Huff

      They are pretty weak specs. Honestly the RAM is almost pathetic for it being a new phone

  • EyesOpen

    Why do you power users even care what T-mobile does? You are not their target market. Stick with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint and you'll get the hardware you want. The other 99% can get what we need from T-mobile.