One of the global market leaders in mobile telephony, T-Mobile USA, Inc. has announced the launch of the highly anticipated follow-up to T-Mobile G1 Android phone, named as T-Mobile myTouch 3G (formerly known as HTC Magic).
This is an exciting news to all Android lovers who are desperately waiting to see a cheaper/better alternative for iPhone 3G. The new T-mobile My Touch 3G features a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display, on-screen virtual keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera with enhanced video capabilities, Wi-Fi, GPS, music player with a pre-installed 4GB microSD memory card, multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to popular Google services including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa.
The T-Mobile My Touch 3G also includes instant messaging support for Google Talk, AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. It can provide users an 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.
In addition, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G is expected to incorporate new Sherpa application which features GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation) learning engine that able to automatically customize itself to the user’s preferences, learning and recommending their favorite shops, restaurants and more.
One of the major differences between the myTouch and the G1 is the keyboard. While the G1 has a full QWERTY keyboard, the myTouch lacks that and instead has opted for a virtual one with haptic feedback.
The new sleek and lightweight T-Mobile myTouch 3G Android-based smartphone which measures 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.58 inches and weighs 4.1 ounces will be available to pre-order beginning July 8 for $199.99 with a 2-year service agreement, and is expected to ship by late July 2009.