T-Mobile Announces Huawei’s New Additions To Its myTouch Family
Today, T-Mobile welcomes two new smartphones manufactured by Huawei, a 100 percent employee-owned private company headquartered in Shenzhen, China, to its myTouch Family.
T-Mobile will officially launch the two additions in the U.S. market on August 8 to the carrier's exclusive lineup of T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q. The T-Mobile myTouch will be offered in black or dark red and the T-Mobile myTouch Q will be offered in black or white.
The new T-Mobile myTouch devices offer hardware options that fit consumers' individual preferences. The T-Mobile myTouch offers a 4-inch WVGA touch display and virtual keyboard with Swype, while the T-Mobile myTouch Q features the same touch display with an accompanying full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
The two new smartphones, together with a wide variety of Huawei devices samples, are on display at this week's Taste of Chicago where Huawei has a booth at the south entrance of the event.
"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," said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. "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."
Whether Huawei's new devices for T-Mobile can get customers everything they need will require some time to prove. But apparently at this point, it has already started to aim for higher. Huawei recently launched the Access Smarter Competition that invites customers to enter "What do you wish you could do with your smartphone?" All the responses also put the customers in the running to win a free Huawei MediaPad tablet. Huawei is giving away one every week until August 3, 2012.
At Huawei's booth at the Taste of Chicago, customers' responses are also broadcasted live on the big screen.
New T-Mobile myTouch Series Key Features
- Voice Control Made Better: To make the process of learning and using a smartphone’s best features quicker and easier, both devices are equipped with the next-generation Genius Button 4.0, powered by Dragon from Nuance, providing customers with a powerful voice-controlled service. With Genius Button 4.0 customers have access to the new Genius Web Search, featuring new voice-command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch, and even the ability to make dinner reservations.
- Simple Setup: The new myTouch devices feature an onboarding experience that allows users to set up what’s important without having to deal with extra steps, including a simple login process, a tips widget and tutorials for the most-used features of Android.
- Enhanced App Drawer: A redesigned app drawer gives customers quick access to recently used apps, a separate tab for all downloaded apps, and an easy way to search their app collections by text or even by voice.
The 4G-enabled T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and feature a speedy 1.4 GHz processor for fast performance. The devices are also equipped with a dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash for quality photo capture and sharing. Both devices also sport a front-facing camera for video chat over T-Mobile’s 4G network. A redesigned camera user interface allows for quick access to key features such as the flash, switching cameras and choosing the camcorder option.
Available on August 8 in retail stores from selected dealers and national retailers, as well as online at www.t-mobile.com, the T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q is priced for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year agreement on a qualifying plan.
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