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T-Mobile myTouch Review: First Look

written by: •edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 10/9/2010

Are you a T-Mobile user? Want to switch to a good Android phone? With the T-Mobile G2 and the new T-Mobile myTouch, you can now have your choice of the best Android phones available.

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    T-Mobile myTouch Preview

    tmobile-mytouch The Android army is rapidly growing in numbers and is marching all the way to victory. Android has been the fastest growing smartphone OS for months now. It has completely overtaken iOS and Symbian and will soon become the most used OS in the world. There are so many phones running Android now that it is difficult to keep count.

    The first Android smartphone was the G1 which was released on T-Mobile. T-Mobile has had several Android launches since then, including the T-Mobile G2 and the myTouch 3G Slide.

    T-Mobile has unveiled a new smartphone now - the T-Mobile myTouch. It is has some really good hardware and runs the latest version of the Android OS - Android 2.2 Froyo.

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    Design

    The T-Mobile myTouch has a stylish design with a standard candybar form factor. It looks similar to the myTouch 3G Slide except that it doesn't have a QWERTY keyboard.

    It has a large 3.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. 3.7 to 4 inches is the optimal display size for a smartphone, and the myTouch lies right in between that range. Below the display, it has the standard keys - Home, Menu, Back and Search. It also has an optical trackball.

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    OS and Hardware

    The T-Mobile myTouch fares really well on the hardware front. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 processor clocked at 1 GHz and comes with 512 MB of RAM. It offers 4 GB internal storage but supports up to 32 GB of internal storage. The specifications are as good as any other Android phone out there.

    It runs the latest version of the Android OS - Android 2.2 Froyo. This is a relief as most phones still run Android 2.1 Eclair. It also supports the Swype text input method and Voice Actions.

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    Multimedia

    When it comes to multimedia, the T-Mobile myTouch offers quite a good deal. It has a 5 MP camera with an image capture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. It has autofocus and LED flash and also supports geo-tagging. It also comes with a secondary VGA camera for video calls.

    The multimedia playback support is average - it can play MP3, WAV and eAAC audio and MP4, 3GP and H.264 encoded video.

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    Connectivity

    Like every other Android smartphone launched in 2010, the T-Mobile myTouch supports all the standard connectivity options - it has GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, W-Fi 801.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It also has microUSB 2.0 connectivity and comes with a GPS transceiver with A-GPS support.

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    Conclusion

    The T-Mobile myTouch will be launched soon. It is one of the best Android smartphones in terms of features and hardware and will run the latest version of the Android OS. It should be a great option for those who are looking for an Android smartphone on T-Mobile.