T-Mobile introduces the new LG myTouch and myTouch Q, both due in time for the holidaysAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Last month we learned that LG was prepping two new myTouch devices for T-Mobile thanks to some prematurely uploaded YouTube videos. Now the handsets are back in the news, but this time they're nice and official. Dubbed the T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q, both handsets are manufactured by LG and are aimed at first-time smartphone buyers with several features aimed at making the move to these advanced devices an easy one. The myTouch is a full touch handset with a 3.8-inch display, front-facing camera, and Swype preinstalled. Meanwhile, the myTouch Q features a slightly smaller 3.5-inch screen but also boasts a slide-out physical keyboard. The new pair of myTouches also share a number of specs, including:
- 1GHz Qualcomm processor
- 5-megapixel camera
- 720p HD video capture
- Genius button
- T-Mobile 4G HSPA+ connectivity
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread beneath a custom UI
As far as color selection goes, the myTouch will be available in both black and white while the myTouch Q will be donning gray and purple. T-Mobile expects both devices to be available in time for the holiday season, but it stopped short of offering up any other sort of launch or pricing information. (We've heard they're due next month.) As usual, we've got the full press release waiting for you down below.
T-Mobile myTouch Line Expands with Two New Smartphones:
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q
The latest in the myTouch family offer an easy transition for first-time smartphone owners
BELLEVUE, Wash. —Oct. 6, 2011— T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and the T-Mobile® myTouch® Q, both by LG, as the latest Android™-powered smartphones to join T-Mobile’s line of myTouch products running on America’s Largest 4G Network®. The myTouch and myTouch Q, designed to be easily set-up on the first day and continue to be easy to use, are perfect for individuals adopting the benefits of smartphones for the first-time.
The myTouch and myTouch Q are designed with a number of features that make them approachable, including the option of two different styles of hardware to suit customer needs: the myTouch touts a 3.8-inch touch screen and a virtual keyboard with Swype®, while the myTouch Q is equipped with a 3.5-inch touch screen plus a physical slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
To help customers not only get up and running and keep running, the myTouch and myTouch Q offer a number of useful tools, including the following:
· Set-up Wizard: Simple instructions for quick e-mail and social network integration
· Tips Widget: A quick “how-to” providing an overview of the available device features, including a collection of instructional videos
· Genius Button™: One-shot voice commands to call, text, or search the Web all with the press of a button
“When moving to their first smartphone, customers want a simple and uncomplicated experience without compromising on quality,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing,
T-Mobile USA. “With the introduction of these new myTouch smartphones paired with our worry-free data plans and fast 4G network, we’re making it easier than ever to step up to 4G experiences.”
Both devices are powered by Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 1GHz Qualcomm® processor giving customers the power and functionality they desire. Additionally, the myTouch and myTouch Q are equipped with advanced multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recorder for capturing photos and videos while on the go. The myTouch also includes a front-facing camera with access to T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™ for face-to-face video chat.
With access to T-Mobile’s 4G network*, the myTouch and myTouch Q allow customers to browse the Web, access email and social networking services, download free and paid applications through Android Market™, and much more. Both devices also offer built-in entertainment applications, including T-Mobile® TV in Mobile HD, Netflix® and YouTube® for real-time mobile video streaming and on-demand TV and movies.
The T-Mobile myTouch is offered in two colors – either black or white – and the T-Mobile myTouch Q is offered in two colors – either gray or violet. Both phones, exclusively from
T-Mobile, are expected to be available in time for the holiday season. Customers can visit www.T-Mobile.com for more information.
*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at http://www.t-mobile.com.
1Mobile HD TV can deliver a bitrate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bitrate & resolution you experience will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming, network connection, & device.