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Huawei's MyTouch Q, a rare keyboard slider (pictures)

The new $49.99 T-Mobile MyTouch Q by Huawei offers a physical keyboard, a rare sight in Android smartphones.

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A decent display

You won't be blown away by the MyTouch Q's 4-inch (800x480 pixels) LCD screen. It doesn't get very bright but it is bigger and sharper than the previous MyTouch Q's display.
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A nimble budget camera

You'll find a 5-megapixel camera that's quick on the draw for a budget phone.
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Type with competence

The T-Mobile MyTouch Q offers a four-row QWERTY keyboard that makes for accurate if basic typing.
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Volume and USB

The left side of the T-Mobile MyTouch Q holds two volume keys and a Micro-USB port.
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Get a grip

The back panel of the T-Mobile MyTouch Q sports a soft-touch coating for better gripping. Here you can also see a close-up of the phone's 5-megapixel camera and LED flash.
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Phones and power

The T-Mobile MyTouch Q's top edge houses its power key and 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Voice intelligence

T-Mobile touts the MyTouch Q's Genius voice recognition feature. It's powered by Nuance software and attempts to rival Siri's voice command skills.
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Solid camera settings

Though the T-Mobile MyTouch Q only costs $49.99, its 5-megapixel camera comes with numerous settings and special lighting filters.

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