October 4, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
The phone that previously was known as the myTouch HD has now been announced by T-Mobile: it’s simply called myTouch, and features a 3.8-inch WVGA display, a second-generation 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, and a 5MP camera capable of recording video in 720p. The device also has a second, front-facing camera that’s designed for unprompted face-to-face conversations on the move using Qik or Yahoo! Messenger, so a Wi-Fi connection is not required for video-calling. PC to phone and phone to PC video conversations are supported.
Information about who’s available for chat is integrated into the myTouch’s address book, and users will be able to leave Video Mail using Qik. Video calling was the hot new cellphone feature in parts of Asia and Western Europe 6-7 years ago, albeit it was rarely used back then, and it’s nice to see the current trend that takes video chat to the next level.
Swype will be preinstalled on the myTouch, and a 8GB SD card is included. No word yet on how much RAM the device is packing, but at least 512MB is expected. Photos and videos captured with the 5MP camera can be shared wirelessly with a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device through the Screen Share feature.
The myTouch runs Android 2.2 from the start and will be able to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s growing HSPA+ network. According to T-Mobile’s press release, the myTouch will be released in time for the holiday season, and comes in four colors: white, black, plum and red.