Meet the T-Mobile myTouch 3G
T-Mobile myTouch 3G (shown in white, Merlot (red) and black).
Earlier this week T-Mobile finally let out of the bag something we wrote about a while ago (think January!)– confirming the next version of the first Google Android phone– the G1– with the announcement of the myTouch 3G (some of you may know of this as the G2 or HTC Magic. HTC, who also made the G1, also make this phone). This is actually a much cooler phone that what it looked like in its apparently early stages when we first wrote about it. So buckle up T-Mobile users, and hit the more link, because a lot of awesomeness is about to come your way.
Ok, so let’s break this all down.
I’m not 100% sure what exactly is doing it for me, but this design that you can see in the pic at the top of the post looks much better to me (maybe it’s the colors or better looking buttons). It just looks like a much better phone. Now feature wise here’s what we got:
- 3.2 inch touchscreen– Nice size with a pretty solid resolution of 480×320 (in English– a good screen that should be good for not just viewing movies and pix, but everything else you’d possibly do like texting, web browsing etc.)
- Android 1.5– The latest and greatest of Google’s young mobile OS. 1.5, which is also available to G1 owners as an update, has features like on screen keyboard (kinda needed for an all touchscreen phone don’t you think?), as well as some other developer minded improvements. It also has all the Android version 1 features like the Android Market for apps, etc.
- T-Mobile 3G– At this point it’s kinda a given but we feel we should list it anyways.
- WiFi and GPS
- T-Mobile myFaves support
- 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording– You also have the ability to directly upload Google’s YouTube and Picasa straight from the phone. It also comes with a 4 GB microSD card slot inside so you can shoot video and pix (and load it up with other things like music) right out of the box.
The myTouch 3G will be available sometime this summer– sadly no exact release date yet beyond a saying of “early Auguast release”– for $199.99 on a 2 year contract adn will be available in the 3 colors you see above– black, white or”merlot” (red). If you already are a T-Mobile customer, and are interested in pre-ordering the phone, you can do so starting July 8th.
For all the info on the myTouch 3G, check out T-Mobile’s site here.
What you think– this, G1, Sidekick LX 2009, BlackBerry Curve 8900, Touch Pro2, or are you holding out for something bigger and better (rumors are floating around saying their are a few more Android devices coming to T-Mobile this year, beyond the myTouch 3G, and there are also rumors of a 3G BlackBerry Curve also coming sometime in the future)?
Me? Between this and the G1 I would be leaning toward the G1 just because it has the full physicall slide out keyboard as well as the touchscreen one. Between the other phones? I would strongly consider this or the G1 (pretty much the same phone just one is with a physical keyboard and one is without if you really think about it– it all personal preference), the Touch Pro2 or the Curve 8900 as all are solid phones that should get the job of your usual texting, IMing, social network updating (and also calling for those that use it) done extremely well with plenty of room for other cool things like apps. But this post is about you T-Mobile users– which one of these phones you gonna go for?