T-Mobile on Thursday unveiled two new LG-built smartphones that will join the company’s lineup ahead of the holidays. The myTouch features a full touch form factor with a 3.8-inch display, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture support, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The myTouch Q features nearly identical specs, though the display drops down to 3.5 inches and the phone sports a physical slide-out keyboard. “When moving to their first smartphone, customers want a simple and uncomplicated experience without compromising on quality,” T-Mobile SVP of marketing Andrew Sherrard said in a statement. “With the introduction of these new myTouch smartphones paired with our worry-free data plans and fast 4G network, we’re making it easier than ever to step up to 4G experiences.” Pricing and availability for the myTouch and myTouch Q have not yet been announced, but T-Mobile did say that the phones will be available in time for the holidays. T-Mobile’s full press release follows below.

T-Mobile myTouch Line Expands with Two New Smartphones:
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q

The latest in the myTouch family offer an easy transition for first-time smartphone owners

BELLEVUE, Wash. —Oct. 6, 2011— T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and the T-Mobile® myTouch® Q, both by LG, as the latest Android™-powered smartphones to join T-Mobile’s line of myTouch products running on America’s Largest 4G Network®. The myTouch and myTouch Q, designed to be easily set-up on the first day and continue to be easy to use, are perfect for individuals adopting the benefits of smartphones for the first-time.

The myTouch and myTouch Q are designed with a number of features that make them approachable, including the option of two different styles of hardware to suit customer needs: the myTouch touts a 3.8-inch touch screen and a virtual keyboard with Swype®, while the myTouch Q is equipped with a 3.5-inch touch screen plus a physical slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.

To help customers not only get up and running and keep running, the myTouch and myTouch Q offer a number of useful tools, including the following:

·         Set-up Wizard: Simple instructions for quick e-mail and social network integration

·         Tips Widget: A quick “how-to” providing an overview of the available device features, including a collection of instructional videos

·         Genius Button™: One-shot voice commands to call, text, or search the Web all with the press of a button

“When moving to their first smartphone, customers want a simple and uncomplicated experience without compromising on quality,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing,
T-Mobile USA. “With the introduction of these new myTouch smartphones paired with our worry-free data plans and fast 4G network, we’re making it easier than ever to step up to 4G experiences.”

Both devices are powered by Android2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 1GHz Qualcomm® processor giving customers the power and functionality they desire. Additionally, the myTouch and myTouch Q are equipped with advanced multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recorder for capturing photos and videos while on the go. The myTouch also includes a front-facing camera with access to T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik for face-to-face video chat.

With access to T-Mobile’s 4G network*, the myTouch and myTouch Q allow customers to browse the Web, access email and social networking services, download free and paid applications through Android Market, and much more. Both devices also offer built-in entertainment applications, including T-Mobile® TV in Mobile HD, Netflix® and YouTube® for real-time mobile video streaming and on-demand TV and movies.

Availability

The T-Mobile myTouch is offered in two colors – either black or white – and the T-Mobile myTouch Q is offered in two colors – either gray or violet. Both phones, exclusively from
T-Mobile, are expected to be available in time for the holiday season. Customers can visit http://www.T-Mobile.com for more information.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.