What I like about David over at TmoNews is that he doesn't mess around with so-called ninjas who don't know how to focus their point and shoot cameras. Oh, no, when Dave's peeps at DroidDeveloper send him leaked photos of unannounced handsets, they send him real photos, all focused-like and everything.
To wit, TmoNews has two shots of the purported myTouch Slide, an HTC-made Android phone with a horizontal-slide QWERTY board that's purportedly coming to T-Mobile with a purported launch date of May 17. Purportedly.
While I agree with Dave - and @ZPower at EngadgetMobile - that the design of the myTouch Slide isn't exactly eye-catchingly awesome, I do like the overall form factor and the nice, roomy look of that hard QWERTY board. The phone looks every bit the Sidekick replacement it's pretty obviously intended to be. Touchscreen, optical trackpad, 3.5mm headphone jack, 320 x 480 display, three color options ... yup, sounds like a smartphone for the SKLX generation.
My only question now is will this thing run a stock Android install, or will we see some kind of custom UI built around social networking and TXTing?