T-Mobile myTouch 3G

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Unboxing, No Video

No matter the device, we all love to see a good unboxing. Unfortunately this one doesn’t come in the form of a video, there are some good photo over at DroidSector of the upcoming myTouch 3G Slide. Head over there, take a look at the pictures, it even poses with a few other devices.

T-Mobile Unveils New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Today, T-Mobile official announced the newest addition to the myTouch family, the myTouch 3G Slide. We’ve heard many rumors in past few months about this device but now it official. This device is slated for release in June, that’s right folk, next month you can go pick one up. This is an Android 2.1 device with a custom version of HTC’s Sense UI called Espresso. It also packs in a few other surprises as well.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack models get listed [Update: price & more memory]

As expected, T-Mobile have officially confirmed the new myTouch 3G models with 3.5mm headphone jacks.  The handset - which will be available in both black and white - is only listed as "coming soon" and lacks any sort of pricing. It also gets a smaller memory card than the myTouch 3G Fender Edition; at 8GB it's half the size.  That certainly seems to indicate that T-Mobile will be making this a more affordable device than the $179.99 Fender limited edition.  Otherwise all the specifications are seemingly the same as the first-gen T-Mobile myTouch 3G. Update: T-Mobile USA have been in touch to confirm that the new myTouch 3G is available from today, priced at $149.99 with a new agreement.  As well as the 3.5mm headphone socket it now has 288MB of memory and Swype preinstalled. [Thanks Paul!]

T-Mobile myTouch Slide leaks: dubious design

We'll be honest, if these really are the first shots of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide in the wild, we're seriously not impressed by HTC's design skills on this occasion.  Taken by a Droiddeveloper tipster, the shots show the rumored QWERTY handset (aka the Espresso or the myTouch2) complete with an optical trackpad. Other specifications apparently include a camera with LED flash, a 1,300mAh battery and a microSD card slot that's apparently accessible without requiring the battery be removed.  The display is an HVGA 320 x 480 panel and under the hood there's an ARM11 processor rather than something more recent (and swift) like a Snapdragon. Considering the myTouch Slide was tipped to be replacing the Sidekick range, we can't imagine fashionistas being particularly keen either.  Rumors suggest the handset will arrive on May 17th. [via TmoNews]

HTC Magic with QWERTY keyboard tipped [Update: T-Mobile myTouch Slide?]

In the second HTC Magic (aka T-Mobile myTouch 3G) rumor of the day, HTC are tipped to be readying a version of the handset with a QWERTY hardware keyboard.  Signs of the new smartphone were found in a new user agent profile file, seemingly for a device with the same specifications as the original Magic but with the addition of a physical keyboard. Also curious is the name on that user agent profile.  While HTC are listed as the handset manufacturer, the file itself seemingly comes from Google (at least going by the copyright details at the very top).  That's led to some speculation that this could be the business-focussed Nexus device Google tipped earlier this month. While we've already seen what's rumored to be the Motorola Shadow, another QWERTY handset, potentially giving Google a choice of "best of breed" Android devices it could include in its store.  Adding more confusion to the mixture, there's no sign of such a phone on the leaked 2010 HTC roadmap. [via CellPassion - thanks Andy!] Update: TMoNews are saying that an Android device known as the T-Mobile myTouch Slide (aka myTouch 2) is tipped to arrive on May 17th.  That's believed to be the successor to the original myTouch 3G, and add a slide-out QWERTY keyboard together with black, red or white casings. [via The Unlockr]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G to get 3.5mm headphone socket

If you've been eyeing up the T-Mobile myTouch 3G but have been held back by headphone-related frustration, never fear.  According to BGR the US carrier is preparing to launch a mildly tweaked version of the myTouch 3G with a 3.5mm headphone socket. We say "mildly tweaked" as so far that's all the changes that are known about.  Still, it answers a common criticism of the smartphone, which so far has required owners to either use the bundled HTC wired headset or plug in a headset adapter (that uses the ExtUSB port HTC have fitted to the phone). The tipster reckons that the updated T-Mobile myTouch 3G v1.2 will land on February 10th; no word on pricing.  It's still a reasonable device, but we're not sure we wouldn't pick other, faster Android handsets over it.

Android 1.6 going OTA to G1 and myTouch 3G

Android 1.6 is currently being pushed out to T-Mobile USA subscribers, the carrier has confirmed, with myTouch 3G and G1 users told to expect a message on their handset alerting them to the new OS version.  Delivered as an OTA (over the air) update, OS 1.6 brings with it a refresh of the Android Market - complete with screenshots and more information - and a new, universal search feature.
"The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch 3G customers is now underway. The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days." T-Mobile USA statement
OS 1.6 also supports more screen resolutions, beyond the native HVGA of current handsets, as well as CDMA devices.  However those improvements won't make any difference to either the myTouch 3G (aka the HTC Magic) or the T-Mobile G1.  The update comes shortly after HTC updated their developers' handset with a build of 1.6, intended for coders to test their wares on the newly refreshed OS. Unfortunately, there's no way to prematurely trigger the new software, owners can only wait for their phones to flag up the update.  We'd be interested in hearing how Android Community users are finding OS 1.6, so let us know in the comments if your device has updated. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRFkLKRwFw[/youtube]

T-Mobile enlist celebs to sell myTouch 3G [Video]

The great thing about celebrity adverts is that they presume the general public is too uncertain of its own identity to actually pick a product of their own, and instead need to align themselves with someone famous in order to have self-esteem.  T-Mobile have jumped on that particular bandwagon with the help of Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Jackson and Jessie James, all of whom would like to tell you exactly why they adore the myTouch 3G. It turns out, celebrities are just like you and me.  Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson needs his myTouch 3G to organize his hectic family life, while TV personality and "motorcycle maven" Jessie James is obviously an addicted customizer who apparently sees his smartphone as an extension of his tattoos. Finally, Whoopi doesn't use the myTouch 3G for anything so mundane as researching new material, checking sales of her various books, emailing her agent or the usual Hollywood rubbish; instead she's buying shoes and finding places to eat hot dogs.  Hey, T-Mobile, I eat hot dogs too! This is obviously the smartphone for me. [vms f66dcfc8a3282ac2bf10] [via SlashGear]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G pre-orders taken now: $199.99

Remember the T-Mobile myTouch 3G?  The phone we were excited about before spotting the HTC Hero?  Well, T-Mobile have launched their pre-order site for the upcoming smartphone, reminding us that there's a little over 27 days until it'll arrive in stores.  Existing T-Mobile customers can also choose to pre-order the myTouch 3G, priced at $199.99 with a new two-year contract, up until July 28th.  Be warned, though, there's our old friend the T-Mobile $18 upgrade fee, and up to $200 early-cancellation fees (though it's not clear whether that refers solely to the new contract or to any existing one you're locked into). The myTouch 3G itself - also known as the HTC Magic - has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, Android OS 1.5 Cupcake, HSPA and WiFi.  You can find our review of the smartphone in its Vodafone Europe guise here.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G gets official

As expected, T-Mobile USA have announced the myTouch 3G, their second Android handset and the follow-up to the T-Mobile G1.  Recognizable as the HTC Magic - which Android Community reviewed in back in May - the phone has a 3.2-inch HVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera and the usual array of Google applications. That includes YouTube, Google Maps (with Latitude and Street View), GTalk and GMail, support for IMAP, POP and Exchange accounts and one-touch media uploads.  However, for the first time on an Android device, T-Mobile have loaded an app called Sherpa, featuring GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), onto the myTouch 3G, which promises to recognize patterns of use and offer suggestions based on past behaviours. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is expected to go up for pre-order on July 8th, though initially only for existing subscribers to the carrier.  National availability is expected in early August, with the handset priced at $199.99 with a new two-year agreement.  Three color options will be release: black, white and merlot. [gallery]
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