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T-Mobile to offer myTouch 3G Slide beginning June 2

May 20, 2010 | by Chris Smith

HTC, T-Mobile

T-Mobile to offer myTouch 3G Slide beginning June 2

And if you haven’t had enough juicy Android news today, it looks like yet another Android is making it’s way to your local T-Mobile store. The myTouch 3G Slide will be available on June 2 and can be had for $179.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year contract.

The myTouch slide will host a 3.4″ capacitive touch screen, 5MP camera, optical trackpad, a custom UI on top of Android 2.1 (not Sense UI even though it’s HTC) with music app, my faves, etc., comes in 3 different colors: red, white, or black, and features a “Genius” button which uses Dragon Dictation for translation. The phone looks a little chunky, but the keyboard does look completely usable as the buttons look quite clicky. Most are speculating that the myTouch 3G Slide with contain an older Qualcomm processor, so don’t think you are going to be getting something revolutionary here. Check out Androinica’s initial post here.

All-in-all the phone does look rather sleek, and with those cheaper T-Mo plans the myTouch could end up saving you a little green in the long run. The problem is that there are a lot of new Android devices in the pipeline and most of them trump this thing hard. The $179.99 price tag seems a little steep for “last year’s Android phone. So, pick up the myTouch now or wait what will end up being a couple of months for double the phone?