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T-Mobile intros starter 4G phones: myTouch and myTouch Q

The LG myTouch and myTouch Q may not boast the latest specs but should be affordable smartphones for T-Mobile's speedy 4G/HSPA+ network.
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Written by Gloria Sin, Inactive on

Targeting users who are upgrading from feature phones or looking for an affordable smartphone, T-Mobile is bringing LG's 4G myTouch (pictured left) and myTouch Q (above) to America this holiday season.

What differentiates myTouch from myTouch Q is that the former has a slightly larger 3.8-inch touchscreen for on-screen Swyping, while the Q's 3.5-inch touchscreen is supplemented with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Though T-Mobile's rep would not reveal the two Android smartphones' pricing or exact availability yet, she did share that both will run Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and have a single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood, with a front camera for video chat using a Qik app, and a 5-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 720p videos.

Other features that make these 4G phones accessible even to your non-techie granny:

  • Setup Wizard: Simple instructions for quick email and social network integration
  • Tips Widget: A quick “how-to” providing an overview of the available device features
  • Genius Button: One-shot voice commands to call, text or search the Web

The myTouch will be available in either black or white, and myTouch Q will come in either gray or violet.

Judging by T-Mobile's current 4G Android offerings, these LG phones should start in the $100 range as they do have relatively modest specs compared to say the Samsung Galaxy S II, but we will confirm pricing and a street date as we find out over the next several weeks. At least they should offer a more affordable way to enjoy T-Mobile's 4G/HSPA+, home-broadband-like mobile surfing speeds.

[Source: BusinessWire]

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