Summary: Just like the Nexus One, MyTouch 3G Slide is made by HTC and reminds of the current crop of HTC Android phones a lot. In many respects (screen, processor, memory, software, performance) you can say it is
with a sliding QWERTY and in a plastic case.
Conclusion: The MyTouch 3G Slide is a pleasing addition to T-Mobile's healthy line of Android smartphones. Though not high end and chic, it's an attractive phone that's sturdy and it feels good in the hand.
Pros: Pleasant software customizations by HTC, hardware keyboard.
Conclusion: The MyTouch 3G Slide is a solid phone with enough features to satisfy almost everyone. It has some quirks, but nothing that is a deal killer. With the iPhone 3GS recently cut to $97 , the MyTouch 3G Slide seems a little pricey at $179.
Excerpt: With all the recent hype over the iPhone 3GS, it’s now time for Android’s response. The T-Mobile MyTouch 3G (which is a re-branded HTC Magic) builds on the momentum of the carriers first android phone, the G1, taking all of its best features while making some much needed improvements.
Excerpt: T-Mobile and HTC have together enjoyed a reasonable amount of success with their joint Android offerings. The G1, released in October 2008, has sold over one million units (despite its shortcomings). That makes the G1 -- and Android -- a winner in the eyes of many.
Summary: The $199 myTouch 3G is a svelte and well-rounded smart phone, and it's a very good choice for T-Mobile customers. However, while the virtual keyboard on the myTouch 3G is good, it's not as easy to use as an iPhone.
Conclusion: The myTouch isn’t a bad phone, it’s just puzzling, especially considering that the third HTC Android phone, the Hero, is due in the U.S. a little later this year. (Although HTC has declined to say which GSM carrier will be selling it.