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T-Mobile Introduces HTC-Built MyTouch 4G Slide

T-Mobile has introduced a brand new slider, the MyTouch 4G Slide, which is built by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC and should go on sale in the US as early as next month.

The handset is a smaller version of the Sensation with a QWERTY slide out lateral physical keyboard. It comes with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, a front facing camera and an eight megapixel rear one with a wide-aperture f/2.2 lens which should be perfect for low-light shots.

T-Mobile also claims that the phone will have near zero shutter lag - not unlike the Meego powered Nokia N9 - and offer 1080p video recording capabilities.

The Slide borrows the HDR feature from Apple's iPhone 4 to offer a ClearShot HDR mode that combines three exposure levels into one single photo.

The mobile phone operator has re-introduced the "Genius" feature that allows users to dictate voice commands to their phones by pressing a button on the front of the phone.

The phone seems to be a direct followup to the HTC Desire Z and we can only hope that HTC will, at some point in the future, release the MyTouch 4G Slide in the UK.

We have noticed significant drops in the price of the Desire Z, and the fact that all other smartphones in the HTC stable (Wildfire, Desire HD, Desire) have already been superseded by newer handsets leaves us to believe that the same will happen to the Desire Z.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.