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That said, you're not getting the stock Android 2.1 experience with the My Touch 3G Slide.
You still get the staple features: Google services, Microsoft Exchange support, full HTML Web browser, Quickoffice, as well as some of the latest capabilities such as Google Maps with Navigation and speech-to-text.
If you wanted to buy your mom an Android smartphone, you'd point her at the my Touch series of handsets with custom HTC Sense-based skins, like last winter's my Touch 4G.
Life got a bit more complicated with the introduction of LG's Optimus T, Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, and other devices that don't neatly fit into the carrier's grand branding scheme. T-Mobile and HTC went ahead and refreshed last summer's lovely my Touch 3G Slide with a dash of dual-core tech lifted right from HTC's Sensation flagship and a bespoke 8 megapixel shooter said to be "the most advanced camera of any smartphone". so does the my Touch 4G Slide (as it's called) beat the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S II, Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc, and Nokia's N8 in terms of imaging performance?
More importantly, the My Touch 3G's call quality is great and has the benefits of being an Android phone with a physical keyboard.
However, it did take us some time to learn where all the different symbols were, so we weren't able to compose messages quickly at first.
The Slide also offers an onscreen keyboard in both portrait and landscape mode and a Swype keyboard, so you have plenty of options when it comes to text input, which is great.
Below the screen, there are four shortcut keys--home, menu, back, and the Genius button (more on this later)--and an optical track pad that doubles as a select button.
It's still clear and bright, but the pixels are more noticeable and colors don't seem quite as vibrant.
However, its touch screen is responsive and you get pinch-to-zoom support.