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.
The shortcomings of the phone are far and between: the battery life (the main problem similar to many other Android smartphones) and impossibility to install Skype, although Nimbuzz is a way around it.
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. If you found the MyTouch 3G's on-screen keyboard tedious but otherwise liked the phone, the Slide is a natural choice.
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. But when you consider that the MyTouch can replace having a separate nav system, as well as doing most of what the current iPhone can do (and sometimes more), the price isn't too out of line.
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide review - bigger screen, and a new keyboard
1 June 2010
Summary: The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is the second HTC-developed Android smartphone to wear the T-Mobile myTouch badge. This time around myTouch gets to brag about a hardware keyboard and a pretty current Android 2.1 operating system with HTC Sense user interface extensions. That's not too shabby.
Pros: Large display, great keyboard feel, HTC Sense UI, Swype on-screen keyboard, cool myModes system, solid speech to text input
Cons: Poor hardware buttons, bad visual keyboard design, some creaking in use, misguided Faves Gallery system
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.
Summary: The myTouch 3G Slide may not have the specs of the Droid Incredible or the EVO 4G, but it has plenty to offer by way of features and performs outstandingly. The fact that it has a physical keyboard makes it worth your attention, but the fact that it is one of the best mid-range smartphones I've used makes it worth your buy. This custom version of Sense might not be for everyone, but it certainly doesn't take away from the performance of the phone.
Excerpt: The second ever Android handset launched here in the US has ended up getting a slight makeover to hopefully make it look more attractive with its updated features. For quite some time, it garnered the myTouch 3G v1.2 and myTouch 3G+ monikers with no definite confirmation – instead, T-Mobile ended up just keeping the exact same name except for the “with 3.5mm Jack” words tagged to the end of it.