T-Mobile’s Second Google Android Phone Set For Launch In July

June 22, 2009

(ChattahBox) — T-Mobile USA  is officially launching the myTouch 3G as its second Android phone in an already crowded smartphone market.  It’s the first of 18 new Google-powered phones coming worldwide by the end of the year, Google says. The slim, lightweight  touch-screen myTouch phone is made by HTC, and sports a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display and a virtual keyboard, which orients automatically from portrait to landscape mode when used in most applications, such as the browser via the phone’s built-in accelerometer. myTouch 3G also has a music player with Amazon MP3 integration and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It features personalization, with customizable menus, wallpapers and icons.

MyTouch phones will also exclusively feature an application called Sherpa that offers users information about nearby banks, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hotels and other similar locations.  Sherpa also learns your favorite locations and preferences and makes recommendations accordingly. T-Mobile has kept the full Google branding and so has access to Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and a host of other official apps.  T-Mobile planned to launch a microsite with more details about the device today. T-Mobile plans to sell the myTouch 3G for $200 on a contract in black, red or white; the carrier ships it on July 8th for existing customers who pre-order and expects wider availability only by early August.

Via: Businessweek


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