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T-Mobile MyTouch 3G First Impressions

Aug 17, 2009, 11:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ubuntucat)

"* Some reviews I read complained that you can't just plug a standard headphone into the MyTouch. I can see how that might be annoying, but the MyTouch does come with a USB adapter with a little microphone and play/pause button built into it (and headphones that are half-way decent).

* There's no Flash in the web browser. This is makes certain websites non-functional, but the iPhone doesn't have this either. In fact, I don't think any smartphone has it. Isn't this an Adobe issue?

What I like

* The voice recognition for voice searches is really good. Sure, you can't mumble. You do have to enunciate. But you don't have to train it to recognize your voice, and if you do enunciate, usually Android guesses right on what you want to search for. If I'm in a public place, I may feel a bit self-conscious doing voice searches. If I have to do one, though, it's nice to know that it works, and it's much quicker than typing using an onscreen keyboard.

* You can easily delete or move desktop shortcuts by holding them down and dragging them around or to the trash. You can also easily add desktop shortcuts by holding down an empty space and creating a link to an application or even to a browser bookmark.

* Any song on your phone can easily be made into a ringtone. Just do a long hold on the song, and a context menu will pop up with that option.

* Apps can be easily installed and removed from your phone."

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