Rumor: HTC Android Phone With Slide-Out QWERTY Keypad Launching With T-Mobile?S

Being a day-two customer of the G1, I know the plight of slide-out QWERTY Android-lovers well. WHERE ARE OUR GODDAMN SLIDEY-ANDROIDS, HTC?!

I don't mean to be angry. I'm just tired of seeing the stunning slew of Android phones come out of HTC HQ, and thinking "that Legend looks nice...shame it doesn't have a slide-out keypad though."

If leaks concerning T-Mobile's Project Emerald are anything to go by, we might just get lucky, chums. TMONews is claiming that a "Nexus One-like device" is on the way, only with Android 2.1, HTC Sense, and potentially a Snapdragon processor. It might even be under the Sidekick brand, with the model name "Twist" being bandied about.

Interestingly, a front-facing camera has also been mentioned, following the EVO 4G.

A 4.3-inch AMOLED screen and 16GB of onboard storage round off the Project Emerald handset—which, I've got to be honest, sounds likes my dream machine. I'm even a T-Mobile customer! Make it happen, HTC. [TMONews via AndroidAndMe]

UPDATE: Some commenters have pointed out that this sounds suspiciously like the myTouch 3G Slide, which is launching with T-Mobile in June. While the specs don't line up, you've got to admit it does have a rather Sidekick-like appearance, no?