T-Mobile welcomes Huawei-made myTouch, myTouch Q

Just to confuse things, the two Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets will follow identically-named devices made by LG.

T-Mobile myTouch, myTouch Q
Huawei's T-Mobile myTouch and the QWERTY-laden myTouch Q. T-Mobile

Just when you thought that T-Mobile couldn't possibly confuse us more with its myTouch family of smartphones, here come reboots of the myTouch and myTouch Q, this time made by Huawei rather than by LG.

The two new Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets feature 4G, a 4.0 WVGA touch screen, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and a front-facing camera.

You'll also find Swype's virtual keyboard on baord and T-Mobile's signature Genius button. Add a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and you have yourself a myTouch Q rather than the myTouch.

This time around, the Genius Button 4.0 contains a new Genius Web search for voice commands that can activate search, launch an app, and make dinner reservations. Like Apple's Siri, T-Mobile's Genius uses software from Nuance to help lead its voice actions charge.

The two new smartphones also get a revamped app tray that's tabbed to keep track of recent and downloaded apps in addition to seeing them all at once. You'll be able to also search these with your voice. A new tutorial with tips rounds out the changed myTouch features.

Huawei's myTouch phones will cost a reasonable $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new, two-year agreement. The pair arrives August 8 in black for both candybar and QWERTY flavors, with an additional dark red shade available for the myTouch and white for the myTouch Q.

Updated June 11 at 9:28m PT with the release date.


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