Rumors on the upcoming myTouch family of smartphones at T-Mobile USA have come and gone, but the carrier has not confirmed anything until today.
T-Mobile’s myTouch family is well known among customers, but this time the carrier decided to pick Chinese handset maker Huawei
as the main provider of its latest myTouch smartphones.
The myTouch and myTouch Q has just been officially launched by T-Mobile USA. Both smartphones are expected to arrive at the carrier’s brick and mortar stores, select dealers and national retailers, as well online on August 8.
Customers will be able to purchase either of the two affordable Android phones for only $49.99 USD after a $50 USD mail-in rebate and with a new two-year agreement. Keep in mind that myTouch will be offered in black or dark red, while the myTouch Q will be available in black or white.
Even though both T-Mobile myTouch devices offer similar hardware options, it’s the T-Mobile myTouch Q that features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
myTouch and myTouch Q
are powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and pack 1.4 GHz single-core processors. In addition, both come with decent 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen displays.
The handsets are also equipped with 5-megapixel rear cameras with auto-focus, LED flash for quality photo capture and sharing, as well as video recording.
Both devices also sport a front-facing camera for self-portraits and video calls over T-Mobile’s 4G network.
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that runs on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value. The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use
,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA.