CNET First Look
T-Mobile MyTouch QT-Mobile's myTouch Q offers all the basics of Android, a solid physical keyboard, plus fast 4G data, all at a low price. If you don't need top-notch power, this affordable smartphone just may satisfy. Those seeking a fire-breathing superphone, however,...
Hi. This is Brian Bennett at CNET.com. And today we're taking look at the T-Mobile myTouch Q. Now, T-Mobile certainly offers some high end Androids super phones. But what if you are on a budget and you can't just justify spending $200 or more on a new handset? Enter this device. Basically, the myTouch Q offers the basic in Android computing and it also has a slide up Qwerty keyboard as well as a 5.1 megapixel camera with LED flash plus it offers access to T-Mobile's 4G HSPA-plus, high speed data network. So basically you get a lot of smartphone for a low price. (Hallow?), right now it's being offered for free with a 2-year contract and from instant rebate if you buy the phone online. The first thing you notice about the myTouch is it's 3.5 inch TFT screen. Now, it's not as bright as other devices I've seen, but it should serve your / pretty well. We also have the genius button, which is a feature that is staple on myTouch devices. Basically, it allows for voice commands and the common functions of the phone like searching foir e-mails and making phone calls to be done using your voice. But what's really important about this device is that it has slide out qwerty keypad, so here you see the keyboard. It's a 4-row keyboard. Unfortunately, it's not a 5-row which some of the other devices on the market have. But Android devices with a full physical keypad like this are becoming very rare. Now, the myTouch Q is not a high octane super phone. Running the whole show is a 1 GHz single core Snapdragon processor. Now, the one good thing about that is that it has a pretty good battery lifes so far. It has a big 1500mAh battery and with the processor you know not as powerful as a dual core processor, it seems to offer a better battery performance than other devices so far. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been first look of the T-Mobile myTouch Q.