Pros Screen resolution, Android, Call Quality, Personalization, Design, 3g, WiFi.
Cons No direct outlook contact and calendar activesync, but Google-Outlook Calendar sync was a breeze to set up. Bluetooth capabilities terrible, no flash on camera.
Summary I was a die-hard crackberry fan and faithfully used my curve for 2+ years, but I show the MyTouch and fell in love. Going through the BES server for work email, calendar, and contacts is rock solid and I was nervous on how it will work on the MyTouch. It took my IT Manager less than a minute to get my work email setup. Yes, there is no direct ActiveSync integration for calendar and contacts, but I downloaded the Google Calendar-Outlook Sync and it works great! Contacts are a little more tricky, had to export a .csv file then import it into my gmail contacts. The phone itself has a gorgeous screen resolution/display and I love all the personalization options. I was able to use my old microSD card from the BB and once inserted, all of my ringtones, music and pictures transferred with no issues. I'm still trying to get used to the touchscreen keyboard, but the response rate is good. Love the trackball, which isn't available on the iphone, and it makes navigating through webpages a breeze. The amount of apps on the android market is impressive and I've downloaded some nifty widges already. One of the downsides for me is their convoluted bluetooth process. I was able to pair my motorola headset easily, but unlike the blackberry, you have to dial the keypad then hit menu and the bluetooth button each time you make a call. I used to just be able to press the button on my headset and it would launch the BB voice command dial. I called tmobile about this and unfortunately, there's no voicedial-bluetooth integration on the MyTouch. Bottom line: I took off 1/2 star for some of the drawbacks, but I'm a fan of the MyTouch!
Pros -Touch screen
-Rates and Plans for the phone'
-Camera and Camcorder
-Google search by voice as well as voice dial
Cons -Phone Call Volume is horrible
-Accessories for this phone suck.
Summary I loved the iphone but after 3 years and no real innovative change in design or OS the thrill just died off and i wanted the newest and best phone so i moved to the palm pre and it was okay but i didnt understand all of the hype. Sprint kills any chance of a phone to be favorable by not supporting it and it failed with this phone again by only have 40 apps in the app store (no support) but it had a great web OS and it multi tasked. So i switched carriers again and went to the mytouch and i am more than pleased i no longer feel regret for leaving the iphone. The applications are of a higher quality than that of the iphone and they dont plague the store with thousands of crappy freeware like the app store for iphone does. I also pay 58 dollars a month for 600 any time min and unlimited data and messaging and the myfaves plan. I was paying 125 with ATT and 104 with sprint. I am more than happy with this phone and i recommend this phone to anyone looking for a phone that pleases. I know tmobile sucks when it comes to coverage areas in some areas but where i live it is awesome . Save your money and get the mytouch and if anyone thinks i am bluffing i can answer any question about the iphone or pre or the mytouch 3g and that is because i have owned them all and this is the best.
Pros Screen resolution, application organization, on screen keyboard actualy well designed. Fantastic call quality, seamless e-mail, Google Talk, Android Market.
Cons Nothing worth noting as a con just yet.
Summary I have been through them all. I have been a loyal subscriber of Verizon for over 9 years and I never even thought of leaving. I have had Treo's, Blackberry's, flip phones, you name it, I have owned it and none, not a single one did what I wanted it to do. One usually did one thing well and the rest poorly, which left me in search of a decent phone.So after 6 months of use, I do want to add some cons. Still, this device is amazing. However, I am experiencing severe lag with this device. I have even done a factory reset to clear all apps and pics hanging around out of memory. Still, the device has moderate to severe response issues at times. For instance, I have on several occasions been in a text and typed a full message only to see it popping up 2 or 3 characters at a time. Since my fiancee is a T-Mobile employee, I have had them check the device out and it is still in flawless condition. No drops, damage or anything of that sort. I wouldn't knock it down a star for this because I know the Android team are constantly making imrpovements. But I think this should be a top priority.
My fiancee got a myTouch as she is a T-mobile employee and after seeing it in action, I was hooked. It did everything I needed amazingly well. Texting using SMS or Google Talk is smooth and easy, Gmail is flawless and I now even have my Comcast account forwarding directly to my Gmail account. Internet browsing is fast and the web pages render amazingly well as opposed to the Storm which was terrible.
I have had the phone for 5 days and find it difficult to stay away from the Android Market. There is always something I want to download an try out.
Nice touch with the notifications. Now if I am in an app, I can see the texts roll in without having to close the app. Especially handy for when someone is just saying "K" or "ttyl" which drives me nuts, even moreso when I had to close an app just to read that. Now that is solved.
Updated on Mar 31, 2010
Pros great right click capapbilities by either clicking on menu or just long press, GPS/map, google seach on homescreen, sound, call quality
Cons flash not important
Summary My gf has the iphone and i held out as long as possible until my blackberry died. I didn't want an iphone b/c it is just not that user friendly. Mytouch allows you to personalize almost every program. Long press and menu gives you options to do everything with only a few clicks. Typing is easier than iphone due to the phone being a tad bit thicker but smaller. Its super sleek design. Music player is great, along w/ picture gallery and videos. Def helps if you have a gmail account as it syncs right away. All this talk about flash, but seriously, if you're in a situation where you need a flash like at a birthday party, bring a 10 mpixel camera why would you use your phone. As a user of blackberry, my gf's iPhone and now my very own mytouch, i was blown away and very impressed. I'll leave the iPhone to the older generation I see on the train using them b/c they just dont know any better.
Pros Design, Call Quality, Display
Cons No Outlook Calendar support or 3.5 mil jack for headsets. Still not nearly as good as an iphone in the music, downloaded app, or browser department.
Summary I have simple bare minimums: Decent call quality (doesnt have to be perfect), speakerphone, syncing to my Outlook Calendar so i dont have to use my Palm Pilot, a good MP3 Player so i dont have to have a different device for the gym, easy to fit in my pants pocket, at least average battery life so it can get through a day with tinkling of a few of the settings, a easy to navigate browser, ability to plug in my own earbuds without an adapter that protrudes out of the phone, and a camera for emergencies. So far the only phone that meets all of these are the iPhone except that even that annoys me because it doesnt have a flash for the night. If this phone ever supports Outlook Calendar, it would be the almost perfect alternative to the iPhone minus the annoying jack issue. Why is it so hard for a company to let us use our own jacks? Regardless, the phone has a l lot of strong points, especially call quality.