T-Mobile myTouch Slide Features Android 2.1 [UPDATE]

The fine folks over at TmoNews have gotten their hands on another picture of the forthcoming myTouch Slide.  This time around, we’re treated to a screen of the firmware.  As it appears, this will be the first Android 2.1 handset to arrive at T-Mobile.  Yes, there is that one device called a Nexus One but this will be the first you can pick up at a T-Mobile store.  Rumors have this phone pegged for next month with a May 17th release.

As promised, there are a handful of other pictures showing the myTouch Slide.  As you can see from these images, the myTouch Slide will have Sense UI with the Espresso ROM.  Head to TmoNews for the rest of the gallery!  Now we’re wondering just what the heck the “Genius Button” is on the phone.  Anyone out there care to shed light on this?

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10 Comments

  1. fatscooter
    April 12, 19:10 Reply

    Idk if anyone else has realized this or not, but it runs HTC Sense. You can tell because of the black Notification Bar.

  2. @tenkely
    April 12, 19:14 Reply

    Other than the fact that it's running the Sense UI, this phone looks pretty sweet.

  3. MGREXX
    April 12, 19:37 Reply

    the myTouch slide. Why the need when there already is a myTouch slide…..it's called the G1!!!

    • eliteroothacker
      June 16, 15:37 Reply

      because the g1 is SLOW as hell even rooted an overclock the mytouch slide is faster stock an g1 unless roots or romed is only android 1.6 slide is 2.1 with 2.2 only weeks after launch

  4. servo
    April 12, 20:24 Reply

    please have 1ghz proc and no sense!

  5. LvDisturbed1
    April 12, 21:59 Reply

    Yeah…not sure why they made a myTouch slide when the G1 fits the bill well. Unless it has some better specs, this is pretty useless. Now if they release a "superphone" with a physical keyboard, that will get my attention.

  6. @GchildT
    April 13, 14:54 Reply

    Interesting… It's running the Espresso version of Sense UI…

  7. khay
    July 13, 19:38 Reply

    nice info. thanks for sharing. i like it :p

  8. KP
    October 27, 09:37 Reply

    The Genius Button is a comprehensive search button that is voice activated. You either say “search” (web), “find”(location/maps) or “call”/”text” (someone in your contacts) and then it brings up a secondary function for each one of those where you say what you want to search find or call. It’s pretty neat as long as there’s no background noise.

    I have the MyTouch Slide and after having the G1 for 2 and a half years I would say I’m very glad they made the Slide. It’s much faster and has a more sleek look and feel. I just got the 2.1 firmware upgrade which is what I was looking for when I found this website. Was wondering what was all new about it if anyone has any insight.

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