Reviews of the Jailbreak 3GS Process for T-Mobile MyTouch Slide
Once again capitalizing on the overwhelmingly popular droid phones, HTC and T-Mobile have released another amazing Android product into the market. The HTC 3G myTouch Slide phone is the latest edition to the HTC MyTouch family most T-Mobile Android users have become familiar with. Although this phone should be able to help T-Mobile draw those in to the Android operating system instead of the jailbreak 3gs phones, it is a tad bit of a dissapointment to those that were expecting something more flashy and competitive.
While initially seen as a competitor for the HTC Incredible or Droid 2, this phone is actually more of a mid-ranged product in the same class as the LG Ally, or the original Motorola Droid. The processor speed is a disappointing 600mhz for those looking for a high end product, though the HTC version of the 2.1 Android operating system performs fairly well despite this. Though the myTouch 3G Slide phone is not the device it was touted to be, the price point does match up with the phone category that it does fit into.
The slide out keyboard is the main new feature, meant to draw in users who are new to Android touch screens. The rounded keys do make a far better solution than the more flat design seen by other slide phones like the original Motorola Droid or the Devour. The touch screen is larger than the original MyTouch, coming in at 3.4 inches. This may not seem like much of an increase over the 3.2 inch screen of the original myTouch , but it makes a huge difference in viewing and use. The detracting factor from this screen is the resolution. The screen resolution on this device only comes in at 480 x 320.
Though the keyboard is a positive improvement, the touch screen is likely to see more action, especially since the myTouch 3G Slide boasts Swype typing capability as well. A myTouch 3G Slide screen protector is apt to be a good investment, even for those who initially think they will use the keyboard for most operations. As far as myTouch 3G Slide accessories are concerned, a myTouch 3G Slide case might be an important get as well. This is mostly because the back on this phone feels a little cheap and unable to withstand much of an impact.
It is uncertain when the myTouch 3G Slide can be expected to update to the 2.2 operating system. The proprietary software running on this phone would make it likely for that update to take some time to come through. With HTC being one of the original users of the Android system, they have perfected the OS for their phones fairly well, making this less of an issue. The Genius button allowing for voice commands is top notch and will also make this a draw for new users. The Faves gallery gathers social network information for up to 20 friends making this a very social friendly phone. The Slide can be favorably compared to most mid-level Android phones.