It looks like the QWERTY slide-out keyboard hasn't completely died away yet, just like flip phones sadly haven't either. Today we are seeing another QWERTY slider headed to the market soon, apparently for those folks on T-Mobile. This new slider comes from Samsung and appears the be rather mid-range at best. More details below.
The device is being leaked as the Samsung SGH-T699, which was previously thought to be a Galaxy Nexus for T-Mobile. Those leaks indicated a 720p HD screen and dual-core processor so it's still possible this slider will feature both. What we do know is it rocks a front and rear camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a spacious 5-row QWERTY keyboard. It also seems quite similar to Verizon's Stratosphere slider.
According to TmoNews the device runs smooth and has no lag, and runs on the latest Android 4.0.4 ICS. We have no further details, pricing, or information but most likely the folks from T-Mobile and Samsung will out the device shortly. If you still want a mid-range budget friendly smartphone with a keyboard this could be a good option this summer.