Details regarding the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide have been pretty scarce lately, however recently a leaked screen showed up on AndroidCommunity which appeared to reveal the smartphone’s release date, apparently you will be able to get your hands on this powerhouse from July 27.
This release date has not been confirmed by T-Mobile, however we think that a late July release sounds pretty believable especially as we heard that this smartphone hit the FCC in early June. As always treat this as a rumor for now and we will have to keep you posted as we hear more on the situation. The leaked screen has been embedded at the end of this post and certainly looks like a store’s inventory system, what do you think?
Just to recap the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is also known as the HTC Doubleshot, it features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Other things worth mentioning include its dual-LED assisted 8 megapixel camera and the fact that it will run Android Gingerbread out-of-the-box which has been hidden behind HTC Sense 3.0. A full spec listing has not been released, however we are also told that it will feature a front-facing camera for video calls, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS.
In terms of a price nothing has been confirmed, however we believe that it will probably cost $199.99 as part of a two-year deal, there will be two color options available initially, khaki or black, we wouldn’t be too surprised if a white version shows up at a later date.
According to another recent article posted on AndroidCommunity it looks like the myTouch 4G Slide’s 8 megapixel camera should be better than some similar offerings, this is because it features a f/2.2 wide aperture lens and a backlit sensor, this should improve low-light performance and also we are hearing that the software which controls the camera has been optimized to deliver great functionality and features. When using the camera you will have access to SweepShot which allows you to take panoramic photos easily and another feature called BurstShot, this allows you to take multiple shots and then pick the best afterwards, other things which we are promised include in-camera HDR support and zero shutter lag.
We think that anyone who was happy with their myTouch 3G Slide will love this follow-up handset, it outdoes its predecessor in every-way and has roughly 4 times its processing power, this mixed with 4G connectivity should ensure that myTouch 4G Slide is headed for success.
Will you buy the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide on its release date?