Your half right but to be honest a mid range smart phone will cover many peoples needs some people will come to t-mobile just for this phone. T-mobile will come out with a super phone soon but to be honest they need some more time release the hsdpa ( did I spell this right??) They don't want to do a sprint and have 4g in only 1 city maybe 5 max. They are the smallest company in the U.S.A that is a major player. Also T-mobile's majority user customers aren't tech savy and probably wont be. This will be the phone it should have been when it first came out. Also T-mobile will get them stop complain saying it's a let down when almost every phone blog say's it's a smart move. I mean put it like this with super phone you need the right and I mean the right marketing and you need it to be on tv to the point we get bored of hearing about it.
Change of topic for the past few days while on the subway I have seen mytouch poster i couldn't take a pic because of the train is moving but I think this will be the new sk to t-mobile.
If you're trying to imply that he's wrong about the MTS being a huge win for T-Mobile, I gotta disagree. This phone, if marketed and pushed correctly, should be a pretty huge deal for T-Mobile.
Yes, many people on these forums and the tech community in general want a superphone. But those are people who, for the most part, are pretty savvy about smartphones and want a device that can do it all. But the smartphone market is still growing. Where do you think all that growth is coming from? It's from people with dumbphones(i.e. 80% of the cellphone market) starting to realize the potential of having a consumer-friendly smartphone. This phone is PERFECT for them. Tons of RAM ensures smooth and mostly lag-free operation while the midrange CPU and screen keeps the cost down. While we consider the software additions like the Faves application "bloatware," the average consumer will love how cool and easy it is to use. So, in my opinion, this phone should do a really great job of taking people who are currently feature phone customers and introducing them to the wonderful world of smartphones.
So, the launch of this phone is very great thing. The problem ISN'T the MyTouch 3G Slide.
The problem is the lack of anything to keep the smartphone users HERE once they become more savvy and start to want more. While the MTS is a great INTRODUCTORY smartphone, it isn't a superphone. And this is where I think T-Mobile is really losing customers: as people get into smartphones, they realize that the best smartphones are not on T-Mobile. It's like T-Mobile is creating a stepladder that leads people right into other carrier's arms. The majority of customers are following this path: Dumbphone --> Feature phone --> Mid-range smartphone --> Latest/greatest smartphone. T-Mobile provides all of those steps except the last one, and as a result is losing customers off the top. Ever since the other carriers have started carrying Android phones, theirs have been better than ours.
It's a sad state of affairs, because I love T-Mobile, and I love working for T-Mobile. I never thought I'd love working for a company, but I do. I hope this gets fixed, and SOON. Got my fingers crossed for all the rumors about Project Emerald, the Sidekick Twist, and the Samsung Galaxy S.