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Samsung Galaxy Note, myTouch and myTouch Q all available at T-Mobile starting today

Posted by wicked August - 8 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Just a quick PSA letting you know that the Samsung Galaxy Note, myTouch, and myTouch Q are all available starting today at T-Mobile.

The Galaxy Note is a little late to the party as Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 2 in a few weeks. The price is $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. You also have the option of going with one of T-Mobile’s Value Plans, which will put the phone at $199 with $20 installments. You can check out our review of the AT&T version here.

The myTouch line continues on with these latest versions made by Huawei. Both are considered mid-range phones and the only difference is the QWERTY slide-out keyboard on the Q. Both are going for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate.

sources: T-Mobile – Galaxy Note, myTouch, myTouch Q

 



T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note and myTouch phones available today

Posted by wicked August - 8 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

Today is a big day for the folks over at T-Mobile, as they’ve just launched a few brand new smartphones for the end of the summer. In case you haven’t been following along their version of the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note is available starting today — although it isn’t cheap. They also have a pair of rather decent mid-range budget friendly phones too.

We are expecting Samsung to announce the new Galaxy Note 2 later this month at IFA 2012, but that isn’t stopping T-Mobile from launching the original. It’s been available for almost a year, but now those on T-Mobile can enjoy the 5.3-inch phablet and S-Pen stylus fun of the Galaxy Note. Don’t forget to check out our T-Mobile Note Review.

That isn’t all either. While the Note is a high end, expensive offering, T-Mobile also has the budget crowd covered today too. Starting today they’ll also be selling their latest version of the myTouch. This has been a budget product with T-Mobile for ages, but these new Huawei myTouch phones we’ve also reviewed, the myTouch and myTouch Q, both running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 4-inch screen can also be purchased today. They are the same price, only one has a keyboard for those heavy texters.

Available today right this minute is the Samsung Galaxy Note from T-Mobile for $249 after a $50 mail in rebate, or the myTouch and myTouch Q will run you $49 after the same $50 mail in rebate. The Galaxy Note might be late to the party but options are always a good thing, and T-Mobile knows that. Will you be picking one up today?



T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q Review

Posted by wicked August - 1 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

This week we’ve had the opportunity to take a look at the next set of smartphones to arrive for T-Mobile. These are the next generation of myTouch devices over on the Magenta carrier and are made by Huawei. These new budget smartphones are essentially identical, only one comes with a QWERTY hardware keyboard. Check out pics and details in our full review below.

T-Mobile has released multiple myTouch phones in the past and these are no exception to the family. They are mid-range, budget friendly, and won’t be winning any awards other than for their price. The new myTouch devices are rather heavy for their size but are well made, perform great, and will make any first time smartphone buyer plenty happy. Let’s dive in, but first here is our hands-on and unboxing.

Hardware
These new myTouch and myTouch Q phones are basically the same, other than the simple fact that the “Q” model has a QWERTY hardware keyboard. That and some added weight and thickness to it. These new myTouch phones both come with a 4.0-inch 480 x 800 resolution display, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (and won’t see ICS or Jelly Bean) and run on a decent Qualcomm 1.4 GHz single-core S3 Snapdragon processor. Under the hood we have 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, micro-SD support, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The battery cover and rear have an odd texture as you can see in the image below. We certainly wouldn’t call it comfortable. It looks and feels a little odd, almost like very fine sandpaper.

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These devices are relatively heavy for their size at 6.52 oz (185 g) (for the Q) and 4.94 oz (140 g). As far as size however they are thin, and have a okay feeling while in the hand based on the curved edges around back. T-Mobile and Huawei have equipped these with 5 megapixel rear cameras with LED flash, and they are capable of 720p video. As well as a VGA front for those self portraits and video chat folks. As usual with most myTouch phones the Android user interface has had a huge overhaul by T-Mobile and Huawei. These aren’t made by HTC but it still feels that way with some of the icons and UI.

Overall the hardware is decent and these devices will be great for the mid-range market. We do need to mention the Q’s keyboard. As far as the hardware goes the keyboard is solid. The slide-out is quick, smooth, and stays put. It does have some wobble and looseness to it, but nothing that we haven’t seen from other sliders. These would be awesome phones 2 years ago, but now they are just an entry level device for a low price.

As far as phones capabilities go these phones are great. T-Mobile’s always had very clear call quality so that wasn’t an issue. Speakers were loud and clear, voices were crisp, and speakerphone was ok but did get a little muffled at high levels.

Software
Once you power her on you’ll quickly notice Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system. It has some major changes and won’t be stock Android. It isn’t as polished as Samsung or HTC’s UI tweaks, but in general performance was swift. Having only a single-core processor you won’t be enjoying butter smooth quad-core like performance, but nothing you’ll notice for a first time smartphone buyer. The OS has some odd changes to the app tray, pulldown bar, and an odd choppy animation in the browser when switching to landscape view.

Without pulling the battery door open you’d never know this was a Huawei smartphone. The only branding is T-Mobile and myTouch, and the UI has hints of HTC inside. It does come pre-loaded with tons of T-Mobile software. One being T-Mobile HD TV although the screen isn’t HD you can watch movies and TV with the app, and Swype keyboard. Just like all myTouch phones you have the Genius button to replace the search key. This uses Nuance voice dictation to get directions, search for a nearby store, or make a call. This is nothing new, just T-Mobile’s own unique implementation. Here’s a look at the software:

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Camera
Again both devices are exactly the same in the hardware department, so the 5 megapixel camera on both works the same. Have a look at a few samples showing just what these shooters can do. It’s nothing fantastic, but should be great for Facebook and quick shots. The 720p video is pretty average at best too, but then again you aren’t getting 1080p video capture here.


Battery Life
Huawei has outfitted these phones with a 1,500 mAh battery under the hood, which is also the only area that says Huawei on the phone. While it isn’t the biggest battery around the single-core processor and 4-inch screen should handle just fine. Older devices still came with upwards of 1700+ usually, so I’d consider this a con. Standby battery my phone lasted over 4 days with full 4G enabled and all. I used it a few times of course and I was amazed by that. Regular all day use you’ll hopefully be able to make it through a day — but no guarantees.

Wrap-Up
Both of these devices will land at retail stores nationwide and online from T-Mobile on August 8th. They’ll be offered at a budget friendly price of $49 after a $50 mail in rebate. The regular myTouch comes in both black or red color options, while the myTouch Q comes in black or white. They keyboard won’t cost you any extra. It’s your choice! Overall these phones are quite decent. Being aimed at back-to-school shoppers or first time smartphone owners — they’ll do just fine.

Although given the price we’d have to recommend the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for a better mid-range option. Then of course the Galaxy S III being the top end for those looking to spend a little extra. If you want a massive HD screen and don’t like these budget phones feel free to get the T-Mobile Galaxy Note. If none of those are for you, or you’re on a budget snag these latest myTouch phones up for the family, and enjoy it.

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Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Ascend G312
    Manufactuer : Huawei
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : July 11, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As : MyTouch (T-Mobile), U8680

Display

  • Screen Size : 4 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×800
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.5 Inch
  • Width : 2.46 Inch
  • Depth : 0.41 Inch
  • Weight : 140 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 185 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : MSM8255T
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Ascend G312 QWERTY
    Manufactuer : Huawei
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : July 11, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As : MyTouch Q (T-Mobile), U8730

Display

  • Screen Size : 4 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×800
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.9 Inch
  • Width : 2.5 Inch
  • Depth : 0.56 Inch
  • Weight : 185 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 185 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : MSM8255T
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :




T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q hands-on and unboxing

Posted by wicked July - 28 - 2012 - Saturday Comments Off

Today we have our hands-on the newest editions to T-Mobile’s growing smartphone lineup. What we have here are two brand new Huawei smartphones but branded as the T-Mobile myTouch and the myTouch Q. We’ve seen countless leaks on these budget phones, but they’ll soon be available from a T-Mobile store near you. For the extremely low price of $49 lets see what these phones have to offer in our hands-on below.

The new myTouch and myTouch Q are near identical in all ways, other than the simple fact that the “Q” model has a QWERTY hardware keyboard, plus a little more weight and thickness to it. These new myTouch phones come with a 4.0-inch 480 x 800 resolution display, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (and probably won’t see ICS or Jelly Bean) and run on a decent Qualcomm 1.4 GHz single-core S3 Snapdragon processor. Under the hood we have 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, micro-SD support, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The battery cover and rear has an odd texture as you can see in the image below, and isn’t very comfortable if you ask me. It looks and feels a little odd.

T-Mobile and Huawei have equipped them with a 5 megapixel rear camera, with LED flash, and they are capable of 720p video. As well as a VGA front for those self portraits and video chat. As usual with most myTouch phones the Android user interface has had a huge overhaul — for the worse. Someone new to Android or smartphones will enjoy it, but the purist surely won’t.

The new myTouch and myTouch Q feature the T-Mobile Genius button powered by Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for voice actions, T-Mobile TV HD for on-demand video, and come pre-loaded with Swype keyboard. Check out our quick unboxing video for a better idea of what to expect with either of these phones.

So far our initial impressions aren’t all that great, but for the budget friendly price of $49 (after $50 mail in rebate) these phones are quite decent. Being aimed at back-to-school shoppers or first time smartphone owners — they’ll do just fine. The soft-touch matte back is very odd and feels a bit rough in your hands as I mentioned above, but you won’t be dropping the phone any time soon. Before we give any additional thoughts on these new budget friendly mid-range smartphones we’ll have to enjoy them for a few days. Expect a full Android Community review with plenty more pictures early next week. Let us know if you have any questions on the myTouch and myTouch Q in the comment section below.

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Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Ascend G312
    Manufactuer : Huawei
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : July 11, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As : MyTouch (T-Mobile), U8680

Display

  • Screen Size : 4 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×800
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.5 Inch
  • Width : 2.46 Inch
  • Depth : 0.41 Inch
  • Weight : 140 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 185 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : MSM8255T
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Ascend G312 QWERTY
    Manufactuer : Huawei
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : July 11, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As : MyTouch Q (T-Mobile), U8730

Display

  • Screen Size : 4 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×800
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.9 Inch
  • Width : 2.5 Inch
  • Depth : 0.56 Inch
  • Weight : 185 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 185 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : MSM8255T
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :




Release dates for the T-Mobile GSIII, Galaxy Note and myTouch

Posted by wicked May - 26 - 2012 - Saturday Comments Off

Now this is a great way to start off the holiday weekend! Sources from the highest level of the government have leaked the supposed release dates for Magenta’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and myTouch by Huawei.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Phoenix) – July 11th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Buddy) – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Ceramic White – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy Note – July 11th

If these dates are legitimate, T-Mo customers can look forward to getting the magnificent GSIII in metallic blue in less than a month. Let’s hope this all pans out in what looks to be a killer summer for T-mobile.

source: tmonews



T-Mobile’s myTouch line has proven very popular over the years, especially due to the devices’ features, but also thanks to the quality to price ratio they delivered. Started way back in 2009, with the myTouch 3G that ran Android 1.5 Cupcake (!), the series has had its latest revamp in the fall of 2011, in the form of the myTouch Q, running Gingerbread.

Although more and more tech users are looking towards high-end devices these days, especially in the US, it seems that T-Mo will continue to push in the entry-level niche. Not one, but two myTouch phones will be released this summer, and at least one of them seems to be ready for a launch by the end of May.

The myTouch QWERTY is manufactured by Huawei and has recently been approved by the Bluetooth SIG, which is usually the last formality for a device to go through before its release. The approval has confirmed some of the phone’s specs, as we suspected them for a while, including HSDPA support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and microSD card support.

The rest of the features are yet to be officially confirmed, but earlier rumors and leaks have pretty much drawn up the new myTouch’s full spec sheet. You can therefore expect the phone to be powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T single-core processor and to feature a 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of on-board memory, a 5 MP rear-facing shooter, a VGA front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

That’s right, the myTouch QWERTY will most likely run ICS out of the box, which is not only great for an entry-level smartphone these days, but it’s something that is still missing on several high-end devices. In fact, if we look at the whole picture for more than a second, we could probably call the future myTouch QWERTY a mid-ranger, rather than an entry-level gadget.

Sure, the display is not exactly what you would call ideal and the chipset is only a single core, but then again there’s (probably) 1 GB of RAM, there are dual cameras, and there’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, there’s a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that looks well-sized and that really adds functionality. All in all, if this little guy will be priced decently, I really think it will become popular.

The other T-Mobile myTouch smartphone, set to come with the same tech specs like its “brother”, but without a slide-out keyboard, hasn’t shown up in any certification document just yet, but we are still hoping to see it released by the end of May as well.

How about it, folks? Could T-Mobile rock the lower to mid-range level of the smartphone market with the new myTouch duo? What would be a fair price to ask for the two devices? Hit us with a comment and let us know!


This article, T-Mobile’s upcoming myTouch QWERTY gets certified, to be released by the end of May? , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com – Your Android News Source.



T-Mobile is bent on keeping their MyTouch branding alive and well and there’s no secret that the company has been in cahoots with Huawei to become the hardware manufacturer of the next gen device.  That being said, a device strongly resembling the Ascend G312 has reared its little frame over at the FCC revealing the MyTouch moniker and dubbed the “U8680″.  Could this be the next qwerty variant of the MyTouch line?  The FCC docs and pics reveal that there is compatibility with HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS technologies.    We know the device Huawei plans to release is a 4-inch WVGA res’d device which will have ICS 4.0 on board.  There will also be a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T SoC and 1GB or RAM running on the device.  For now, we’ll just have to speculate until an official announcement is made by Magenta.  Feel free to hit up the source link below for more FCC goodies.

source: FCC



Huawei-made QWERTY MyTouch seen, manhandled on video

Posted by wicked March - 29 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

A few weeks ago, we reported about T-Mobile’s two MyTouch phones that will be made by Huawei and are expected to come later in the year. The two mid-range devices, one of which features a slide-out keyboard, will supposedly run ICS and come with decent, although unimpressive specs.

We’ve also seen a supposed picture of the slate model (non-QWERTY), which, although as blurry as they get, gave us an idea about how the new MyTouch devices will present themselves (just like the Nexus One, if you ask us).

Now, Engadget finally offered us some quality information on the elusive phones from Huawei. Apparently, the slideout device was spotted at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen under the Ascend G312 QWERTY name, although the device is clearly the future MyTouch.

Here are the specs of the device:

  • Qualcomm MSM8255T processor @ 1.4GHz
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • microSD expansion
  • DLNA connectivity
  • fast boot
  • 0.3MP front camera
  • 5MP main camera
  • 720p recording

And some nice images of the device. If you fancy a quick video review head over to Engadget.


This article, Huawei-made QWERTY MyTouch seen, manhandled on video , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com – Your Android News Source.



T-Mobile’s upcoming Huawei myTouch smartphone captured in the wild

Posted by wicked March - 20 - 2012 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Back at the start of the month, we’ve covered Pockenow’s claim that T-Mobile has decided on Huawei as the manufacturer for the next smartphone in the mid-range T-Mobile myTouch series. Obviously, under these conditions, the leak of a couple of pics of the keyboard-less version (one with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard is also planned) is not exactly the most unexpected news. It is nice to catch a glimpse of the actual device though, as most couldn’t make much of the renders we had last time when we covered the subject. As it turns out, the myTouch Huawei smartphone looks a lot like the HTC Desire-based Google Nexus One. Here are the two, side by side! Notice the likeliness?

Huawei Nexus One

Unfortunately for Android fans interested in top-tech, the similarities between the two smartphones don’t end here, as the rumored specs show that the Nexus One and the Huawei myTouch will also share the resolution of their displays: 480 by 800 pixels (WVGA). Although the Nexus One definitely showcased decent specs when it came out more than two years ago (back in January 2010), at today’s standards, those specs make a smartphone movies obsolete. As you can notice, the display on the Huawei myTouch seems ‘crisp-less’ enough that the rumored specs might turn out to be real.

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The two versions of the Huawei myTouch are expected to launch this spring (Pocketnow suggests that they will be released at the end of May) and will land with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

This will be Huawei’s first major attempt to gain traction in the US smartphone market, but it does feel like they could have made a better name for themselves if they would have first offered some of top-end smartphones they’ve recently revealed. For instance, why not throw their quad-core Ascend D Quad XL into the scene? Featuring a SoC built in-house by Huawei, the Quad XL was recently reported as the fastest smartphone in the world, according to a couple of benchmarks.

It’s a shame for Huawei if they make a bad first impression (and I personally think they will) with this low-spec myTouch smartphone, considering the fact that they’ve got some really impressive (and probably competitively-priced) devices up the pipe. Feel free to disagree with me in the comment section below!


This article, T-Mobile’s upcoming Huawei myTouch smartphone captured in the wild , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com – Your Android News Source.



Huawei myTouch Smiles for the Camera

Posted by wicked March - 20 - 2012 - Tuesday Comments Off

At the beginning of the month we told you about T-Mobile’s plan to bring Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, on board to create the next line of T-Mo myTouch devices. At that time we saw a leaked press render of both the slide-out QWERTY (U730) and its solid counterpart (UA680), but now today we have a real-life image of the UA680 in the wild.

As you can see in the images below the device has the familiar myTouch rounded corners, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a set of capacitive navigation buttons. The picture of the lockscreen clearly shows that there is some custom UI overlay going on as well. The only other specs we’ve seen so far is a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution with an unknown screen size. Knowing that this device won’t necessarily be high-end we can assume a screen size of around 4-inches. You can bet we will be seeing more from this duo in the near future but in the meantime check out the other leaked images after the break.

 

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Huawei myTouch innards

source: TmoNews



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