Official MyTouch 3G Announcement

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I know we have been patiently awaiting the official announcement of the MyTouch 3G, and guess what, its here!  T-mobile has launched a website full of all sorts of fun facts to help launch this device.  The MyTouch 3g will carry a 3.2 inch (480 x 320) touchscreen, WiFi, a 3.2 megapixel camera, exchange support, Android 1.5 (how else would you expect to type?) and of course Tmobile 3G (quadband EDGE for roaming is also in there, in case you were wondering).  The site is also counting down to the July 8th presale date (only an agonizingly long 16 days away).  The posted pictures give a great look at the three color choices that are available (white, merlot and black).  Engadget is also reporting that the preorders will ship in late July, with national availablity in early August.  They are also reporting that it will set you back $199.99 with a two-year contract.  Who else can’t wait for this Android phone?  Show your appreciation in the comments (and try out that nifty reply button while you are at it).

Engadget and T-mobile

P.S. Larger pictures after the break

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  • http://none billy v

    they really need the trackball???? and all those buttons??? its 2009…. everything should be ON SCREEN!!! UUUUGGGGLLLLLY!!!!!

  • Corey

    @everyone complaining that its taking 6 mos to release the same hardware as in Eu.. Its not the same hardware.. Radio is different due to the tmo us 3g band.. This alone means that it may have gotten bumped for production by htc while HTC made them for the Much Larger European carrier..

  • http://none billy v

    TRACKBALL = OLD FASHIONED, takes up space & UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ash

    I’m actually glad it has a trackball…

  • Jonathan

    Can someone tell me the difference between WiFi and UMA? Aren’t they the same? Cuz it looks like this phone will have WiFi.

  • Colin Small

    Ok, so if this is the Android device then what is “Bright Lights” on the 28th? Anyone know? T-Mobile screwed up IMHO. This is their answer to the Pre and iPhone? Or will they be making us customers much much happier and announcing the Samsung Galaxy soon.

  • Mikey

    When I heard about the new release about the new google phone, I couldn’t wait. I’m a phoneaholic. >.> Ever since I got the G1 I was pretty happy. Now i want to get this one actually. I wanted to know if you’re able to trade it in for the new one or something. o_O Or, do you have to straight up pay $500 for the new phone itself…..The whole exterior design looks better than the iphone and the old g1 phone, but the only bad thing about it is the camera. The screen size is pretty nice actually. But I wonder about the battery life on this phone. Is it better than the g1 battery life? I’ve been on edge to conserve my battery on my phone since 3g kills my battery if left alone and all these email coming through… :o I’m hoping that i can exchange it.

  • MAXIMUS

    Did you hear the news? The Apple/AT&T have already sold a millions. That’s within one week counting pre-orders and weekend sales. How long did it take the T-Mobile to sell 1 million G1s? Couple months. Any one know how many Palm Pres have been sold yet. I’m sure it’s near the one million mark already.

    T-Mobile continues to display a level of competitive incompetence that is only rivaled by the like of the US auto makers.

    They can’t see that they’re killing themselves because they’re too busy killing themselves.

  • Archboy69

    I don’t understand about these “pre” sale bs. Would buy a car or a computer blindly before testing it???

    Why would I buy a phone before seeing in in person, handling it, seeing if I like the UI…all that stuff before coughing up my hard earn money $200 in this recession time for a piece of equipment I’m stuck with for 2 years?! The pictures looked lovely and all but so did the G1, sort of, kind of…maybe. But when I saw that piece of plastic crap. It would have sucked to have “pre” ordered that phone. What a disappointment. They need to hire better(or pay more)industrial designer that actually can design or at least one that graduated.

    The Google interface is boring, oh hmmm and no multi-touch, it looks dated circa 1980. We are in the 21st century.

    Tmo is cheap, that is why I’m with them for the time being but their phone selection is like going into Russian grocery store. Na Dah.

    Crazy talk.

    I can undertand the iphone since it is basically the same phone, same interface with improvements. I can buy that. Palm took they time and the Pre shows how much thought went into the product and it shows.

  • http://freehtc.com Decco

    Very unimpressive…

    I honestly think this one is going to flop. This should have been what the G1 is. I can not justify upgrading my G1 even if I only had to pay $199 (let alone $500)for a phone that has virtually the same specs minus a physical keyboard. Sure it looks a lot better, but they should have actually engineered a new phone instead of being cheap and inferior.

    *Screen size – The Same as the G1 (smaller than iPhone)
    *Cam – the same as the G1
    *Not enough internal memory
    *Does it have a 3.5 headphone jack?
    *no multi-touch (without hacking)
    *spotty 3g coverage
    *nothing to justify the $200 price tag compare to the iPhone or Pre

    I like my G1, though I think it is ugly. I love the android os, though its not mind blowing now that the pre is out. I HATE my coverage. I live just north of Pittsburgh and no 3G, not even in Pittsburgh. Also, no 3G in Youngstown, Ohio WTF? Not only that, but when I’m in some parts of my city, I don’t even get EDGE, its on GPRS for cryin out loud! They just updated the towers in my town with the EDGE about 4 months ago… SERIOUSLY!

    With all that said I do like the plans and they are cheap, but the question I’m asking myself is do I want to keep T-Mobile’s P.O.S. network to save a couple bucks a month???

    There is no way this phone will attract new customers. The price should be $149 and they should work out something for people that purchased the G1 if they want to upgrade early and make it like $199 for current G1 customers to upgrade.
    If I decide to stay with TMO I’ll be waiting for the TP2, but I am kind of leaning toward paying a little extra for a better phone and a better network. I may just give the G1 to my son ride out the contract.

  • Buckshot

    I’ll wait to see what the solution is for the Exchange server integration. In fact, after using the on-screen keyboard of the Storm for six months, I’m way over that and want a real QWERTY keyboard, so I think I’ll sit this phone out entirely and wait for the G2 for the keyboard. Maybe by that time they’ll have all the bugs worked out of Exchange solution and perhaps even have a newer OS shipping!

  • anthony

    Perhaps Im missing something here.TMobile’s home page shows info about the My Touch 3G they make it look as if its some ground breaking devise get real a time clicker with a count down to pre order.Okay I get it but if you have the phone just sell the darn thing ,news flash the Iphone is alresdy out so is the Palm Pre.I am not one for the fore play especially sinse were waiting till august what a joke

  • m3tric

    Well…after seeing the underwhelming specs (NOTHING improved since the Magic came out 3 damn months ago) I can safely say that I am no longer a potential 2-year T-Mo USA customer.

    No 5 MP camera
    No UMA
    Horrible QVGA Video recording

    = No sale

    Sorry T-Mobile, I don’t think I can follow any more false FCC rumors until the Galaxy comes out. Sprint, here I come!

  • Bob

    Another “Google Phone?”

    Yawn. I DO NOT WANT GOOGLE INTEGRATION.

    That is all.

  • mikeeeee

    i love to read all the whiner’s posts here about a product that aint on the street yet and why they aint goin’ to buy it.

    my g-1 gets better daily and i switched sim cards and made it my primary phone the other day, even though, i have no wireless coverage where i live and only have UMA.

    if the mytouch has UMA, sign me up for 2, one for me and one for wifey.

    if not i’ll keep on with the katalyst/g-1 setup until the idiots @tmo give me an android with UMA.

  • coolfx35

    I for one am very excited to get myTouch3G. I’ve been using an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile for a while now.

    I like T-Mobile’s network where I live and the call quality is excellent. I’ve been testing their 3G network out here in LA and I like what I see. They don’t have 80 million users clogging up the network so at least in my area it’s all mine for the taking. ;-) No complaints here!

    I text and email a lot for my business. Using a virtual keyboard is good for quick stuff, like searches. An actual keyboard is a must. If only the MyTouch had a slide out keyboard. It would be awesome.

    I would have preferred a 3.5 mm jack, but when I stop and think about how many times I’d need it it’s really a moot point. I use my Nano for music and a BT headset for calls while driving.

    Discuss more about this phone at http://www.myTouch3GForum.com, I usually hangs out there.

  • Sorlaqc924

    as for this phone, i’ll pass. i prefer hard keys over soft keys any day.

    to J-Hop2o6: remember you can upgrade the G1 to Seidio’s battery where you get 2+ days on heavy use.

    to Maximus: as for memory, you pay one way or another. you can pay at&t’s ridiculous monthly rate, or upgrade to a 16GB or 32GB mirco SDHC card.

    to Billy v: the trackball is highly useful for editting text & games

    for the other haters, you refer to Apple’s 3rd generation phone. keep in mind Google hasn’t yet release a G2 yet.

    as for me, i wouldn’t upgrade my phone until there’s one that looked as beautiful as the Huawei U8230. it must also have plenty of internal memory for apps. a superior lense is required. a faster processor would be nice too.

  • Leemor

    I’m confused about the rates. Everyone says that TMO is cheaper than ATT. I compared Sprint, ATT and TMO by going through the order process online (didn’t submit the order) and TMO was the most expensive.

    I get a discount on each through work but it’s about the same discount for each carrier. Results:

    ATT
    450 minutes
    Unlimited Data
    $56 / month

    Sprint
    Everything data
    450 minutes
    $53 / month

    TMO
    300 minutes
    Unlimited data
    $65 / month

    What am I missing? Help a brother out.

  • http://myspace.com/dreama Dreama

    its the ANIMAL WALLPAPER THAT MAKES THE PHONE SO ATTRACTIVE…
    THATS IT..

  • Flgirll_99

    I’m not sure what to do?? I’ve been waiting for a new phone to replace my Tmo MDA (yes, I STILL have an MDA. lol!!) but I’m not sure about the Android based phones…it seems too new of a format for me to jump on the bandwagon. I’m so used to Windows Mobile but I like some of the new things I see with Android. Should I switch over to Android or just wait?

  • Dave

    Well this sucks. I just logged into mytmobile to check my upgrade eligibilty and I’m not showing the discounted price on any phones. So I called 611 and since I returned my G1 the “system” doesn’t know how to handle a return and reset my contract. So now I am forced to wait to buy it in the store in August where a store can give me the discount. This is so lame, I was looking forward to pre-ordering on July 8th. But she did tell me that pre-ordering doesn’t mean I would have gotten it any sooner than the stores. So maybe they are doing like Apple did with the latest 3Gs phones.

  • JLA

    I say switch, I have the G1, its a great phone, but too big, this Mytouch is perfect for those that like something smaller, and sleeker, but yet retains all that android goodness, and if you like to customize your phone to a tee, this phone really gives you that ability

  • SusieDoll

    ii have to agree with ash the trackball can be really useful at times
    and no the phone is not ugly i thing its actually cute and way slimmer then the g1 not dissing the g1 cause it was a great phone don’t get me wrong but at least there were some upgrades to this phone

    cant wait for pre-order it

  • Tropi

    Hero! HTC?

  • Rixtir

    Another disappointment. The G1 WOULD HAVE been perfect for me IF it had had UMA. But no UMA, so I went for the BB Curve 8900. That, or I would have had to CONTINUE forgoing reception in my apartment. I went with reception, at the expense of having a phone with a keyboard and screen that are too small for me to use.

    What’s wrong with providing a phone with a full slide out keyboard for typing, a large touch-screen, and UMA?

    Instead, T-Mobile adds a touch screen, but kills the best part of the G1 (it’s keyboard) off, and STILL no UMA.

    Meh.

  • Louis and Danny

    HTC Magic is it the same as the My touch 3G whats the difference between both phones is it the same or is it different name.

  • Rixtir

    More about UMA on the MyTouch:

    One T-Mobile salesperson told me that she doesn’t think the MyTouch has UMA. The next day, a different salesperson told me that the MyTouch definitely has UMA.

  • Curt

    No UMA AND a dumb name??? Hopefully they make a REAL G1 replacement with the real keyboard. The “mTouchmyself” isn’t gunna complete with the Iphone or any Blackberries. It really looks like and is named like a Sidekick on steriods.

  • http://none Billy V

    NO WAY.. yall are nutts.. trackball is ugly! and whats with the other buttons??? no need for all that!….. im going to order one, but its fuggin’ ugly (FUGLY)!!!

    BV

  • man

    If this had UMA I would already own one. Too bad.

  • coolfx35c

    Two reasons for the pits. #1) After owning the T-Mobile Wing for 2yrs. And exspecting to watch streaming videos with no problems. What I got was freeze-ups during buffering with the highest speed
    available on the wing. Of course no one told me at the time and purchase at TM that there was no tower in the coverage area in Pensacola,FL. But I was told that there coverage area was expandiNG. But after
    $399 spent. Still no tower for Pensacola in 2yrs. #2) I up-dated my contract for a My Touch 3G. I ordered
    it on line, and have it as I speak. You guessed it. After spending $299. Still no tower to accommodate the
    now 3G. I talked with another TM represenative. And received the same old song and dance. Both phones are really great. But not if you live in Pensacola. Is there anyone in Pensacola; or any town, in any state
    with the same situation? http://www.mytouch3gforum.com

  • kam

    I sen tmine back…not having UMA is deal breaker for me, I have no signal in my apt..UMA is the only way I can call out.

  • ariana

    tomrrew we are going to t moblie when my Mom gets Money for the T Moblie