Pros Android = awesome + fast
Removable storage and battery (up to 32 gig)
Fits comfortably in hand
Android market apps, mostly free and open source
Cons Sharp learning curve to get comfortable with android after iphone
Keyboard responds very differently than iphone (takes a week to get used to)
Syncing with itunes possible, but not as smooth and easy.
Summary All in all, I am very glad I made the switch. Some of my biggest gripes about the iPhone are no longer a problem for me. The truth is, I am able to do everything I did on the iPhone on the my touch, but how I want it. The android marketplace is not as polished and full of apps as the app store, but it is still in its infancy and there are new apps every day.
With a few tweaks, a little reading and some patience, I am very happy I made the switch. Was it difficult? At first, yes. It is always difficult to change from what you are comfortable with to something completely different, but the more I have done with it the more I have come to love it. The best part is, I have not spent a dime on apps or games yet. Are the apps and games as polished and numerous as the app store? Of course not, but they are functional and free, and to be quite honest a couple of them are better (especially the google ones).
If you are considering a mytouch, give it a shot, but give it a fair one. Will you love it out of the box? I did! But if you're coming from an iPhone it takes some getting used to before you will love it.
Bottom line for me, is my over all satisfaction. I am very happy to have found a product that I no longer have to pretend to like everything about. Also is the satisfaction in knowing that the things that don't wow me will be constantly improved and polished.
Thank you Google!
Pros When it works it's good, but...
Cons ...it rarely works well. Bluetooth is unstable causing regular crashes and locks. I upgraded to Android 2.2, hoping this would alleviate the problems...it didn't. In fact, it turned a rubbish phone into a completely rubbish phone.
Summary I had owned this phone for about a year before a change in state laws necessitated using a handsfree device when driving. I purchased a bluetooth handsfree device and ever since then the phone has been horrendously unstable. I know it's not the handsfree device because my wife's Cliq and son's iPhone don't have any problems with it, only the myTouch. Problems include regular locks and crashes (even when not connected to the handsfree device), occasionally necessitating removing the battery. This soon loses its allure when you've had to do it driving round the Washington beltway. It occasionally reboots in the middle of a conversation. Apps fail to work, although restarting the phone cures this. Again, when you have to do this driving, it's not much fun.Countless times I've got up in the morning and the phone has turned itself off, although there's plenty of battery life left. Talking of the battery, I've had two batteries in it and the latest is dying now. I finally gave in and ran the OTA upgrade from T-Mobile to upgrade to Android 2.2 hoping that this would fix the stability problems. What a bad move that was. Not only did it fail to cure the stability issues but now my phone is laggy and slow and it immediately halved the battery life, even when I used extremely aggressive power management. A factory reset failed to make any difference. Plus, despite being told that I wouldn't lose any user data, I had to pair my handsfree device with my phone again and it also wiped my secondary e-mail account. The final ignominy was when I recently hired a car which had built in Bluetooth and my phone couldn't sync with the vehicle's Bluetooth - the phone wouldn't let me enter all of the pairing PIN before it gave an error that the PIN was incorrect. Of course it was incorrect, I hadn't entered it all! As you will have gathered this phone has a poor Bluetooth implementation and It's not as if this is new technology, either. This is the first smartphone I've owned and I appreciate the ability to check e-mails and surf the web when I'm out and about. However, the primary function of this device is a phone and it fails to fulfill this basic function correctly; thus, I would not recommend it.
Pros Runs multiple apps smoothly, responsive touch screen, many free apps are available for Android OS, the interconnectivity for Google users is superb (i.e. Calendars, Contacts, etc,), and good call quality (that's right, it's a phone, too).
Cons Can get laggy with certain apps, no 3.5" jack, long time screen usage can kill the battery in a few hours. However, all of these could be forgiven if there was a physical QWERTY keyboard, which has been addressed with the HTC MyTouch Slide.
Summary This is my first touch-screen/Android powered phone, and I dig it. I admit this model may have become slightly obsolete at this point with the HTC Evo and next generation of Droids, If you are one to buy a new phone every six months, you've probably passed this one by already. If you're like me and are new to smart phones, I think this one is a good place to start. For me, coming from a basic QWERTY keyboard phone to the touch screen keys took a little time to get used to, but it gets the job done fine. It also prevents me from texting while driving, which is probably a good thing. I am aware that HTC has addressed this complaint with the HTC MyTouch Slide, which is basically this phone with a keyboard. I'll leave it up to you whether or not you really need it. In terms of price, the data plan you're looking at is the same price as that of a Blackberry or Sidekick ($30/month). However the price of the phone itself has dropped to the point of a bargain, particularly if you buy used. I picked mine up off Craigslist for $80. I paid more at T-Mobile for a Gravity 3, which is one of their lowest end models. The number of free apps you can get your hands on initially to get used to this format of a phone is also a nice selling point. Free games are always a nice way to occupy a little free time, but it comes in handy with apps for weather, directions, music, or even the most random (sometimes pointless) of things like a Barcode Scanner or a Star Trek Tricorder. Finally, in terms of functionality, if you have a Google account, it works in line with it. Google apps for your account's calendar schedule, contact lists and e-mail are all in the box at the default. In conclusion, this phone's time may have passed already but to people new to the smart phone game such as myself, it's an instant classic.
"Disappointed Again"on by redbeme
Pros Ultra compact size
Cons Lack of 3.5 mm jack, poor sound quality with video and web features, remaining features are just not impressive, but passable. Lacks "Wow" factors for phone in this price range.
Summary I have the My Touch as a result of a Tmobile replacement for it's "Edsel" , the G1. In fact, if it were not for the superior quality of Tmobile's customer service, I would have ditched them some time ago.
I fail to accept that a large company like Tmobile failed to accept that "standard" 3.5mmm jack, is in fact a expected basic standard of function with a phone with like featrures and even in a lesser price range.
It's a good thing that I don't text much, the keyboard is down right annoying. Very poor sound quality with video's, such as youtube or other web features that require audio. And, of course, no 3.5mm jack to help out. If Tmobile does not come out with a impressive phone by the end of my contract, I'm out of here.
Pros The MyTouch is one of the first Andoid phones on the market. Works well.
Cons Became obsolete very fast. Such is technology, new one day; old the next.
Summary I wish it was a little faster but I cannot complain it is a respectable smartphone. Android is amazing.