T-Mobile USA, Inc. has announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the follow-up to the T-Mobile G1, the world’s first Android powered device.
T-Mobile myTouch 3G boasts a sleek look and contoured feel, plus an array of new features that builds on its popular predecessor. A touch-screen display with virtual keyboard is built into a slim, smooth and lightweight design.
myTouch empowers users to simply create a unique, individualized wireless phone and experience. With the ability to richly customize menus, wallpapers, icons and more, thousands of Android Market applications to choose from, plus themes and skins that let customers express their style on the inside and outside, myTouch can evolve to become a virtual extension of oneself.
The new handset will come in three colors — black, white and merlot.
In addition to the personalization options, plus its integration of Google services and the latest Android software, T-Mobile myTouch customers will enjoy access to new applications - including Sherpa, which features GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), a learning engine that automatically customizes itself to the user’s preferences.
Through behavior and user feedback, the application learns a person’s likes and dislikes, prioritizing recommended retailers, restaurants and attractions. Seamlessly blending behavior recognition, a recommendation engine and location relevant information, this combination of learning is exclusive to Sherpa and unlike any experience currently on the market.
“Now more than ever, customers are regularly accessing mobile applications that enhance their personal interests. Through the power of location and social discovery, T-Mobile is working closely with Google and developers like Geodelic to create experiences that are as unique as each person using it,” said Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer, T-Mobile USA. “So wherever you are and whatever your passion — music, marathons, movies and more — myTouch is the phone for you.”
Designed by HTC, myTouch features a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen display and virtual keyboard, which orients automatically from portrait to landscape mode in most applications. It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera, a music player with a pre-installed 4GB microSD memory card, and enhanced video capabilities - including the ability for users to record and share pictures and videos, whether via e-mail, MMS or one-click upload to sites such as YouTube and Picasa.
The device’s mobile Web experience is supported by fast data speeds via Wi-Fi and T-Mobile’s 3G network.
myTouch features multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to the Google services that millions use every day including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, including support for Exchange, Gmail™ and most other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services as well as synchronization with Google contacts and calendars.
Users can also enjoy instant messaging support for Google Talk, as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
myTouch will be available to pre-order for current T-Mobile customers starting 8th July for US$199.99 with a two-year agreement; additional product features and details will be available at that time.