T-Mobile announces impending myTouch 3G



T-Mobile has announced that they will be offering a new Android-powered handset in due time to oust the aged G1 smartphone, and this time round it would be the T-Mobile myTouch 3G that will be taking over the baton. Just in case you were wondering the myTouch 3G is also known as the HTC Magic in other parts of the world, and the smartphone will come packaged in a sleek body alongside a contoured feel, boasting a wide range of new features which will surely make it a success compared to its rather muted predecessor. Alongside a full touchscreen display, you also get a virtual keyboard that helps you whip out text messages as well as emails in double quick time without getting bogged down by typos.

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G will empower users to create a unique, individualized wireless phone and experience, since you will be able to harness the ability to richly customize menus, wallpapers, icons and more, with over thousands of Android Market applications to take advantage of as well. Basically, the myTouch 3G will evolve to become a virtual extension of oneself. Too bad the choice of colors that the handset comes in will be limited to just three at time of publishing – and we’re looking at black, white and a distinctive merlot.

HTC is the brains behind the myTouch 3G’s design, so you can expect quality parts to be thrown into the mix. First of all we have a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen display and virtual keyboard that is able to automatically orient itself between portrait and landscape modes, depending on how you’re holding up the myTouch 3G. Not only that, it is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, although one thing that has left us scratching our heads would be the lack of a flash in the camera – something that other manufacturers have managed to cram in despite releasing a slim handset. That aside, the myTouch 3G will also come with a music player, a microSD memory card slot, video playback, email, MMS, Wi-Fi connectivity and support for T-Mobile’s 3G network. You can place a pre-order for the myTouch 3G from July 8 onwards if you’re a current T-Mobile customer, where $199.99 will net you the handset with a two-year agreement. Shipping commences later this July. Do excuse the Vodafone image above…

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27 reviews or comments

Peben Says: June 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I agree with Dan.
I kinda don’t think it will ‘oust the aged G1’.

adding to what Dan said, both phones do support virtual keyboard.

I think, myTouch advantage is its slim and prettier look than the G1. But other than that, both phones will function the same way… except of course myTouch won’t have a hard keypad.

turbotim21 Says: June 30, 2009 at 9:46 am

I believe the other difference is that the MyTouch has more RAM – 288M vs the G1’s 192.. And a bit more battery capacity, which is always nice.

RSG Says: June 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

I agree the I would rather stick to the hard keypad

bodyman Says: June 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

g1= guys
myTouch= gals

‘nough said

Matt Young Says: July 1, 2009 at 7:02 am

I actually have one of the developer (htc magic) but it is called the ion because it was one of 4000 released at the conference. I also have the G1. After playing with both, I am torn but the new Magic or MyTouch is growing on me and I believe it is will be a replacement for the G1 after you get your hands on one and see the capabilities

johan Says: July 1, 2009 at 11:09 am

once again, tmobile has come up short. it is like they are a year behind the competition in tech. for they smartphone lines. i am more inclined to wait for the upcoming samsungs to tmobile as i am once again disapointed with the google phones, lack of flash (common in other phones), camera, memory, which all fall below competitors basics. Common Tmobile, you can do better.

DAvid Says: July 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I agree with you guys. I have a G1 and I love it. I am considering preordering this but I love my hard keyboard, and if nothing else is better then i am not sure. I dont care too much for the virtual on my G1 so I am really debating the issue. All I can see is that it looks cooler.

Matt Says: July 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm

my only concern is that will be too much like the G1 just minus the keyboard aspect.

Cesar Says: July 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

The G1 Costumer Service Specialist(s) as well as the specialist that are there to help you with International arrangements need to be re-train or terminated they do not know how to help and for sure they require sensitive training, I am sure that a few lawsuits will force T-Mobile to improve their quality service.

Terri Says: July 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm

My husband has the G1 and I really like it except that it is a bit heavy and very “manly” in apperance. It was my intention to go with the Samsung
Behold when I upgrage in October, but now I am pretty asre that I will go with the mytouch. My only drawbak at this point is the lack of color selection. I was really looking forward to the pale pink on the Behold.
It could be that the Merlot color is a light color but I would imagine it is a deep dark red just like the wine it is named for.

Sharon Says: July 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I love it but does anyone know of a way to make the keyboard bigger? on the G1 the android keyboard is so small!!

josh Says: July 3, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I agree that the lack of a hrad keyboard will give it problems “replacing” the G1. Im an avid keyboard suporter, i dont think i can go without it. Im still using my HTC Hermes 100. To the guy that said t-mobile is 1 step behind in tech just what are you talking about? None of the phone companies make their own phones, hell half the manufactors that sell them buy them from some 1 else…even apple “i phone” is made by another company…and it runs linux?? so who exactly is leading the tech front of cell phones…as far as i can tell HTC is the only company with affordable cutting adge tech. with only samsung behind them?

custmoer Says: July 4, 2009 at 2:21 am

just looks like an extremely cheap version of the iphone..doesnt look worth it..c’mon tmobile..just support the iphone..add it to ur company..would make life soo much easier

Dave Says: July 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

this looks like a great phone and I would love it except I need access to OFFICE/Excel, and my corporate email…..why not make this available as well.

Its a loss to me.

cathy Says: July 4, 2009 at 11:59 am

I don’t agree that its a cheap version of the Iphone.. My husband has the G1 and my best friend has the Iphone and I personally like the G1 better You get free auto up dates and with the iphone you have to pay for them. Not only that but all the free apps it way better than the iphone. And I think the mytouch will be a cool phone I am going to order it and my husband and I can compare and see which one we like better..

charles martin Says: July 5, 2009 at 12:03 am

As a customer of 8 yrs. with t-mobile. I Plan to pre-
order the my touch on JULY 8TH. I agree on one thing.
T-Mobile is about 1 tech year behind time. Phones pretty much change yearly, but not that much daily,or monthly. Upgrades on software is a horse of a different color. That is where the tech,s need training as software upgrades come into play for each
particular phone that t-mobile is representing. Regardless of where t-mobile acquires the phones.For quality customer service./”Charley say’s.”

mitch Says: July 5, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Iphones suck everything about apple sucks. HTC has been making the best phones out there, just about every network has an HTC phone in its lineup, and this lookslike one of the best ones yet

alfredo Says: July 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Im gonna be honest. I was pretty dissapointed with the g1 until the cupcake upgrade. Now i love my phone except for one big time flaw : the battery life sucks!
They need to fix this. Seriously.
Hopefuly the mytouch’s battery can be compared to the baterry life of a blackberry or better

[email protected]@GMAIL.COM Says: July 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm


Sammy Says: July 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm


It does support Exchange already out of the box. That was one of the major complaints people had with the G1. This one supports it. Not sure about Word and Excel though OOB.

coolfx35 Says: August 5, 2009 at 4:11 am

Hey all,
former G1 user here in Virginia. I currently have the iPhone 3G on AT&T, but really love the Android concept and although I used to have an active G1 (still have it, just use it on WiFi), I am really thinking about getting the black MyTouch 3G on Wednesday. I think it is an improvement on the G1; I feel also that after nine months, that there should be better hardware in it–it many ways it’s so similar to the G1. Thoughts? Also, how’s the call quality? Reviews so far say not bad.
share your view with me at http://www.myTouch3Gforum.com

charles martin Says: August 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Received the my touch3g. But t-mobile in Pensacola,Fl.
does not have the right touch. You cannot watch Flixster (movies), You Tube, or just about any streaming video without the buffering freezing. I thoght at first it was the phone. I took it to a t-mobile Rep. He said Pensacola doesn’t have a tower in this area to support3g. Funny thing. No mention of this when I PLUNKED down $199.00 and renewed my contract for another 2yrs. Maybe T-Mobile has a law-suit wish. There wish just may come true. I was told that a tower was in the making for the past 2yrs. when
I owned the T-Mobile Wing that cost ME $399.00. Anyone having same problem from Pensacola,Fl.???????

Donna Says: September 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Bought the mytouch 3g less than a week ago and am having serious buyer’s remorse. After three days, I just kept it on for the phone function and used my ipod touch for email, web and everthing else. I am seriously disappointed with the camera/video functions (drains the battery like crazy), and will most likely bite the bullet, return it and pay the penalty to get out of the contract. Yes, it looks cool and you can customize it, but the thought of being stuck with it for two years is killing me.

It’s not a bad phone, but for the same money, it just doesn’t come close to the iphone that I’ve had the chance to try out.

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