Keyboard lovers can begin their mass exodus from the Motorola Droid 3 with the debut of Samsung's Captivate Glide from AT&T. T-Mobile's MyTouch 4G Slide has been out for a few months, and its keyboard is one of the best, but it goes for $200 with a two year contract. The Captivate Glide is $150 on contract, and it's similar to the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S2 (with the addition of a keyboard).
Touchscreens get all the publicity, but many people are texting demons, and just can't get used to the touch keyboards, but these two devices have both. The HTC MyTouch 4G Slide in particular has a great keyboard and it even features a little light on the CAPS and ALT buttons so you know when they are depressed. The Captivate Glide doesn't include that kind of detail, and they keys are flat with the surrounding plastic, but they do give off a pleasant click when pressed.
Hardware wise, the big difference here is the lack of on board storage for the MyTouch. It only offers four gigabytes, and can expand to eight gigabytes with a microSD card. It's screen is also a bit smaller than the Captivate Glide, but both are four inches or less. That's one of the sacrifices necessary to include the slider keyboard. Additionally, they both offer similar screen resolution, good, not great. Besides that, they both come with the newest Android version and dual core processors. So the Captivate Glide has a slight advantage over the MyTouch due to its price and larger amount of storage. However, the MyTouch has one last trick up its sleeve. It's camera is really impressive. It's got an eight megapixel camera, and shoots high definition video, and both are impressively done. This fight might come down to which carrier you prefer, AT&T vs T-Mobile, and whether or not your contract is up. We give the recommend to the Captivate Glide, but it's close. Tell us in the comments if you've tried out either of these devices and what you think of them.