Posts tagged with: myTouch 4G

[Full myTouch 4G Review] Released in November 2010, the news T-Mobile myTouch 4G by HTC is one of T-Mobile's first phones that can operate on its 4G HSPA+ network. The myTouch 4G smartphone Google Android 2.2 Froyo. It's packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 768MB of RAM and 3.7GB of ROM. The T-Mobile-myTouch 4G is sporting a 3.8-inch Super LCD display with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. This HTC smartphone also features two cameras, one front facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video chat and one five-megapixel camera on back with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest myTouch 4G news, T-Mobile phone reviews and videos:

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    The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a great smartphone that got 4 points out of 5 in our review and you can now have it for free over at T-Mobile with a web-only offer valid until May 5. Released in November 2010, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, made by HTC, operates on the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network, is powered by Google Android 2.2 Froyo and packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, 3.7GB of ROM, 3.8-inch display with WVGA resolution, front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video chat and a five-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash and autofocus. Free is a great price to pay for the ...

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    The Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM leaks just keep on coming and the latest one to join the crop is the T-Mobile myTouch 4G which receives its Android 2.3.3 leak treat, meaning an official version should be pushed out soon. It's currently a Test ROM so unless you're a ROM chef or an advanced user who wants to take a look inside and tear it apart you should hold back as an official release shouldn't be that far now. The new feature here -- aside from the platform number and your anticipated bugfixes -- is a Quick Settings menu which you can pull down from the notification bar at the top ...

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    HTC just released the sourcecode for the kernels on their Aria, Desire Z, Desire HD and myTouch 4G. These devices have had their kernels released previously so today's release represents updates, bug-fixes, and improvements. The kernel is "the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can ...

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    Today the CyanogenMod team made Release Candidates of CyanogenMod 7 available for the Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, myTouch 4G, and Evo 4G. CM7 is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP source, plus a bunch of tweaks, additions, and improvements. A Release Candidate (RC) is just that, it's a release of the code that could become final if no bugs are found. Generally a CM build will go through two or three RCs before it's finally released. RCs should be usable as your daily driver, and in my experience, there's no reason not to use CM7 RC1 on your phone. There are a few things to keep in mind ...

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    T-Mobile has announced a two-day Valentine's Promotion kicking in Friday, February 11 until Saturday, February 12, where all T-Mobile phones, including the latest and greatest, will be offered for free. Signing up for smartphone qualifying plans on two-year contracts, customers will be able to choose from 30 phones in Magenta's line-up, including the popular T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC HD7, T-Mobile G2 and Samsung Vibrant. On the other hand, TmoNews ran a Rebate Form for the two days where T-Mobile lists the free smartphones, as well as those requiring a purchase which will later be returned ...

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    For the last several days I've had the opportunity to review T-Mobile's latest HSPA+ phone (which they're billing as 4G): the myTouch 4G. I haven't been particularly impressed with the older siblings in the myTouch family, and brought that scepticism with me. To my delight, the myTouch 4G has completely redeemed the family name! Let's take a closer look at the myTouch 4G and see why it's earned my respect. Box Contents Calling opening the myTouch 4G an "unboxing" isn't really accurate, the phone doesn't come in a box, it comes in a zippered carrying case wrapped in a cardboard sleeve. So, ...

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    A car dock would seem more useful than a "swivel dock" for your desk. Be that as it may, T-Mobile has announced the latter of the two for US$49.99. Just as we suspected, the gold-dots on the myTouch 4G function just like those on the Nexus One, passing power from the dock to the device, and I suspect letting the device and the dock communicate via Bluetooh. Further details are unknown, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G accessories page is disappointingly sparse. Does this look like an accessory you'd buy for your myTouch 4G? What other accessories are you hoping for? Source: T-Mobile USA on Facebook

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    One of the more advertised "features" of the T-Mobile myTouch 4G is video calling via the built-in Qik app. Qik is supposed to be better than Apple's FaceTime because you can make and receive calls anywhere you've got a data connection -- not just over Wi-Fi. How does it work in practice? When I say "not that well", that's a compliment. How bad was it? Watch the video below. I took the myTouch 4G connected over T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G connected to Sprint's network, and tried to make a video phone call -- or, rather, a video chat. Right off the bat you'll ...

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    Generally speaking, you don't need to leave your Wi-Fi turned on when your screen is turned off, and Android has a settings area where you can set your Wi-Fi sleep time accordingly. It's buried pretty deep in the settings, so some people may not even know it exists. To make sure your Wi-Fi radio is set how you want it (to maximize battery life, or to maximize convenience), open up Settings, Wireless & networks, Wi-Fi settings, press the menu button, Advanced, Wi-Fi sleep policy, and make the change. These settings can be set and customized by your carrier (or custom ROM author), but most ...

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    What apps come pre-loaded on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G? Glad you asked! Let's take a look! The first thing you're going to notice on any phone is the user-interface, or UI. This iteration of the myTouch comes pre-laoded with a customized version of HTC's Sense UI. In all honesty, this is the first version of Sense that I've used that didn't irritate me in use. There are still some things that I think the stock Android OS and app suite does better, but I'm glad that HTC is continuing to push their UI forward and make improvements that are more in-line with what the rest of Android looks and ...

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    This morning, HTC released the sourcecode to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G's kernel. This doesn't mean much to the average Android user, but to developers and modders it means that ROMs and tweaks can be developed to enable all sorts of customizations and optimizations. Along with the myTouch 4G kernel, HTC also published a pair of "Maintenance Releases" for the T-Mobile G2 and Droid Incredible. This isn't the entire sourcecode for the device as some other news outlets are reporting, it's just the kernel, not any proprietary, closed-source bits. Even still, it's good news all around! Source: HTC ...

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    The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is fast, but just how fast is it? In this video we'll take a look at how it performs in Quadrant, how fast the wireless is, and why having 802.11n on a phone is important. These tests were all run with a recently factory-reset device, no rooting, over-clocking, or other "shenanigans" were applied. The apps needed to run the tests were installed (which required supplying Google credentials to the Android Market), and a WiFi location was added. To start with we fire up Quadrant to benchmark overall device performance. The phone itself feels very fast in normal, every ...

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    T-Mobile's at it again in its attempts to show the world that its sort-of-but-not-really 4G network is superior to AT&T's 3G network. A follow up to its first TV spot called "Piggyback" (where the AT&T network, played by a balding middle-aged man, is causing undo stress to an iPhone by riding on his shoulders), the new ad features the AT&T network toting around an iPhone on a small bicycle, while the faster T-Mobile network -- represented by an attractive female on a speedbike -- is emphasizing how the myTouch 4G can do video chat without having to be on WiFi. See the ad below: Source: TMoNews

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    T-Mobile's myTouch 4G hasn't been out for very long, but it's apparently similar enough to the G2 that what was learned in permanently rooting the G2 was applicable to doing the same on the myTouch 4G. Rooting the myTouch 4G and installing a custom ROM carries with it the same warnings and disclaimers: attempting to do either or both could brick your phone, cause it to function poorly, or not at all. Any damage done is on your shoulders. You've been warned. 1. Head to the Android Market, download and install the latest version of VISIONary 2. Run VISIONary, but do not set it to start at ...

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    The T-Mobile myTouch 4G comes with a video camera that does HD right out of the box, all you have to do is launch the camcorder app and change the settings up to 720p and you're recording. It uses the same camera app as the HTC Desire HD which provides are very smooth and fluid recording experience. I held the camera at arm's length, trying to record some motion, fine detail, color contrast (yes, I found some flowers), and didn't take the video through any processing or editing. I just copied it to my laptop and uploaded it straight to YouTube. What do you think?

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