If you’re looking for your first Android smartphone and you don’t want to pay a premium price for a stack of fancy features, then the new myTouch and myTouch Q from T-Mobile may be right up your street.
These two devices are set to join the carrier’s existing lineup of Android smartphones and they’ll both be available in time for the holiday season. They are designed to be easy to set up and easy to use, according to T-Mobile, and they’ll run on the company’s speedy 4G network.
While each device is styled to cater for a different audience, on the inside, they’re identical. Both carry a 1GHz Qualcomm processor powering the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. They have 5-megapixel cameras capable of shooting video at 720p, and the myTouch also has a front-facing camera for video calling.
Externally, the myTouch sports a 3.8-inch display and a virtual keyboard with Swype technology. The myTouch Q boasts a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, and also touts a slide-out QWERT keyboard. Both devices are made by LG.
Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile’s senior vice president of marketing, said the new devices are simple and uncomplicated:
“When moving to their first smartphone, customers want a simple and uncomplicated experience without compromising on quality.
“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 will be exclusive to T-Mobile when they launch, and the carrier promises they’ll launch in time for the holiday season. There’s no word on pricing just yet, but we’re guessing that for first-time smartphones, they’re not going to break the bank.
What do you think of the myTouch and the myTouch Q?