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T-Mobile myTouch 3G handset becomes official

Published Jun 22nd, 2009 12:01AM EDT

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We’re finally allowed to tell you that T-Mobile’s second Android-powered handset will indeed be the T-Mobile myTouch 3G. An HTC-manufactured device, already available in other countries with other carriers, finally will make its way to T-Mobile USA in early August. It is available for pre-order on July 8th for a retail price of $199 with two year agreement. The rumored color options were correct with white, black, and “distinctive merlot” colorizations. Here’s a list of full specifications, and further information is available after the break!

  • Quad-band EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA (1700MHz/2100MHz)
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with YouTube and Picasa uploading support
  • MicroSD slot with included 4GB microSD card
  • 3.2″ HVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Microsoft Exchange support

T-Mobile is really pushing customization options on the myTouch 3G with exclusive applications like the ones below:

“Whether a marathon runner in training who downloads the Cardio Trainer application or a
music buff who lives by his or her Imeem application, myTouch customers can find and
download unique applications from Android Market to expand and personalize their phone
to fit their precise interests and lifestyle. myTouch customers can also enjoy Sherpa™, an
application that features GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), a learning
engine that automatically customizes itself to the user’s preferences. Created by Geodelic,
Sherpa learns a person’s likes and dislikes through behavior and user feedback,
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.”

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.