First Look at T-Mobile MyTouch 3G HD

A sleek new beauty for the T-Mobile MyTouch series has been spotted and it could arrive as early as September. Get the latest on the MyTouch 3G HD here.

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G HD Android Central

The first glimpse of another T-Mobile-branded handset has been unearthed, thanks to an Android Central tipster.

It's rumored to be called the MyTouch 3G HD, and it looks remarkably similar to the MyTouch 3G Slide, which launched just a few short weeks ago. The design is nearly identical to the Slide and even includes the carrier's Genius Button.

However, there are a few noticeable differences, one being a larger screen, which appears to be around 3.7 inches or larger. At that size, I would expect to see an 800x480-pixel screen resolution and possibly a camera that records 720p video.

If you look closely, you can also make out what appears to be a front-facing camera located near the top of the phone. HTC has created all of T-Mobile's MyTouch phones to date and it also happens to be the company behind the Evo 4G, which also bears the feature. Popularized by Apple and the FaceTime application, front-facing cameras could become a staple of high-end HTC handsets.

From this angle it's tough to tell whether this device has a sliding QWERTY keyboard underneath. If it does, this could be among the slimmest designs to feature a hard keyboard.

Internal specs are sparse, but the MyTouch 3G HD could be T-Mobile's first HSPA+ handset. Recently, the carrier tweeted that it would introduce a HSPA+ smartphone in the coming weeks, and to add to the speculation, a recently leaked roadmap hints at a Project Vanguard device manufactured by HTC.

Listed with a September release, it's likely these are connected, whereas the G1 Blaze might end up as the Project Emerald due in November. Regardless, we should be hearing something shortly as I expect the carrier will want to spend a few weeks rallying excitement and gathering preorders ahead of its launch.

 

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