T-Mobile Announces Huawei MyTouch and MyTouch Q – Launching August 8th for $50 After Mail-In Rebate


T-Mobile’s MyTouch tradition continues, this time with Huawei doing the honors, releasing 2 “MyTouch” branded handsets for ‘ol Magenta launching this summer. The MyTouch and MyTouch Q are the latest mid-range devices to be offered by T-Mobile with all the features you’ve come to expect from a MyTouch. Both devices feature identical specs, only the Q comes with a handy slide out, 4-row QWERTY keyboard. That’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

Huawei’s MyTouches feature the same 4-inch WVGA displays, 1.4 GHz processors, 5MP cameras (with complimentary front-facing), and run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Speaking of software, you’ll notice T-Mobile’s familiar “MyTouch” UI — one time known as “Espresso” — featuring a tweaked app drawer, super easy setup, and improved Genius Button 4.0 (now capacitive).

Huawei’s all new MyTouch and MyTouch Q will be released on August 8th for $50 after $50 mail-in rebate (essentially $100).

T-Mobile’s myTouch Family Grows With Next-Generation

T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q

Latest Generation Delivers an Easy-to-Learn Experience at an Attractive Price

BELLEVUE, Wash. – July 11, 2012  T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the Aug. 8 availability of two new additions to its exclusive lineup of T-Mobile myTouch smartphones, the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and T-Mobile® myTouch® Q. Featuring an all-new version of the Genius Button®, an easy-to-use Setup Wizard and how-to tutorials, the myTouch and myTouch Q are designed for easy out-of the-box use, making both devices ideal for customers who are looking for a straightforward, seamless smartphone experience.

The new T-Mobile myTouch devices offer hardware options that fit consumers’ individual preferences. The T-Mobile myTouch offers a 4.0″ WVGA touch display and virtual keyboard with Swype®, while the T-Mobile myTouch Q features the same great touch display with an accompanying full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that runs on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use.”

New T-Mobile myTouch Series Key Features

  • Voice Control Made Better: To make the process of learning and using a smartphone’s best features quicker and easier, both devices are equipped with the next-generation Genius Button 4.0, powered by Dragon from Nuance, providing customers with a powerful voice-controlled service. With Genius Button 4.0 customers have access to the new Genius Web Search, featuring new voice-command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch, and even the ability to make dinner reservations.
  • Simple Setup: The new myTouch devices feature an onboarding experience that allows users to set up what’s important without having to deal with extra steps, including a simple login process, a tips widget and tutorials for the most-used features of Android.
  • Enhanced App Drawer: A redesigned app drawer gives customers quick access to recently used apps, a separate tab for all downloaded apps, and an easy way to search their app collections by text or even by voice.

Manufactured by Huawei, the 4G-enabled T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and feature a speedy 1.4 GHz processor for fast performance. The devices are also equipped with a dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash for quality photo capture and sharing. Both devices also sport a front-facing camera for video chat over T-Mobile’s 4G network. A redesigned camera user interface allows for quick access to key features such as the flash, switching cameras and choosing the camcorder option.


The T-Mobile myTouch will be offered in black or dark red, and the T-Mobile myTouch Q will be offered in black or white. Both devices, exclusively from T-Mobile, are expected to be available Aug. 8 at T-Mobile retail stores, from select dealers and national retailers, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year agreement on a qualifying plan. For more information visit www.T-Mobile.com.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I would say no ICS this far into the OS’s life cycle is a fail however who’s to say that hardware can even handle ICS practically. Also, anyone BUYING any of those phones probably don’t even CARE about ICS.

    Still, it’s amazing how far we’ve come with hardware. With a 1.4Ghz processor and 4 inch screen it kind of puts these phones on par with the original Galaxy S phones.

    I wonder what HSPA+ modem is inside these guys? I’m betting 14mbps since they are low end. If they were 21mbps I would be blown away.

    1. I’m thinking 21Mbps — 42 and I’d be blown away.. :p

  2. boring

  3. This hardware look very interesting me… nice 4 inches and 1.4ghz… bigger and faster than my G2…

    but… Hauwei? I kinda feel funny the brand name “Hauwei”?

    Seem like piece of crap…. HTC, Samsung or Sony is good brand name… but Hauwei? If this phone come with HTC or something like… i probably buy… but not Hauwei.. i ll wait in 6 month or my contract is up… maybe i ll go for Samsung S3 by T mobile…

    1. Rag on the name but if you saw their Ascend line of phones, you would accept the name. Also this line of myTouch has very high build quality.

  4. The fact that it is shipping with Gingerbread is really bad. It makes no sense to ship anything without at least ICS, let alone JB.

    This is what hurts TMO.

  5. I thought Wah-Way wanted to get rid of their image as budget phone makers. Way to fail with that single core device with GB…

  6. Can’t wait till my contract is up

  7. Explain to me how this phone is even relevant. 2 years ago we had the HTC MyTouch 4G. 1Ghz processor and 3.8″ screen. First use of the “genius” button. Then we get the LG MyTouch: same processor and 3.5″ screen. Now we get the Hauwei MyTouch: 1.4Ghz processor and 4″ screen. The MyTouch line went from one of the top-of-the-line phones in 2010 to really a phone at the upper end of the low-end. One can look at this and say that the specs really haven’t changed in 2 years. T-Mobile is just finding folks to keep making the phone more and more cheaply. The other carriers have a wealth of options, whereas T-Mobile has only 2 options at the high-end, let alone the mid-range. SMH

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