Holiday Offerings From T-Mobile

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This holiday season, T-Mobile will have something for everyone, or at least that is what it seems when you look at their upcoming handsets for the coming months.  You should already know the Cliq by now (if not, then you need to come out from under that rock more often) and we have already shown you the Android powered Behold II.  T-Mobile also has another Android phone in the pipelines, a special edition MyTouch made with Fender (yes, the guitar company).  This phone will sport a 3.5mm headset jack (finally!), pre-installed 16GB microSD card with exclusive pre-loaded video and audio clips by iconic musicians, and it may even have a nice wood finish.  More information on these offerings and a couple of more phones after the break.  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

BusinessWire via Engadget

T-Mobile Unveils Holiday Handsets Including Broadest Selection of Android-Powered Devices

Exclusive New Devices Boast 3G Speeds Supporting Robust Web Browsing, Android Market™ Applications and Integrated Social Networking Features

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled its upcoming holiday lineup of impressive 3G-enabled devices. Offering something for everyone, T-Mobile’s latest products include the broadest selection of Android™-powered phones among national wireless carriers in the United States, as well as a compact touch-screen device and a stylish flip phone. Whether choosing a personalized experience on Android, or an easy-to-use phone for Web browsing, T-Mobile’s handsets this holiday season will appeal to every wish list.

“T-Mobile is focused on driving a wide variety of innovative products for our customers that help them stay connected through voice, e-mail, social networks or the latest Android Market applications,” said Travis Warren, director of product marketing, T-Mobile USA. “We’re thrilled with the assortment of devices this holiday season, particularly the numerous Android-powered phones with features that range from personalization to premiere music experiences to multimedia entertainment and social networking.”

Perfect for the music lover, the T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition is the newest in the T-Mobile myTouch franchise. Anticipated for later this year, the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition has a guitar-inspired wood-grain finish and provides access to the growing Android Market, which now offers more than 10,000 applications. In addition to offering the vast personalization options and integration of Google™ services available on the myTouch 3G, customers can also enjoy a more complete mobile media experience with a 3.5mm headset jack, pre-installed 16GB microSD card, and exclusive pre-loaded video and audio clips by iconic musicians.

The Samsung Behold® II, the first Android-powered phone jointly from Samsung and T-Mobile, boasts an impressive 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display, powerful multimedia features, and a rich Web experience including Google Search™. The Behold II is equipped with Samsung’s exclusive cube menu providing quick access to top features including photos, music, videos, Web browser, Amazon MP3, and YouTube™. The Samsung TouchWiz™ user interface also allows customers to customize their phone’s home screen to the way they use it. To enhance their mobile experience, customers can download applications from the Android Market using built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G network or Wi-Fi for fast Web browsing and download speeds. The Behold II is expected to be available later this year.

The Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™ is an Android-powered device with impressive social skills. CLIQ is Motorola’s first Android-powered device and the first to feature the innovative MOTOBLUR solution that manages and integrates communications — from work e-mail to social messaging activity — all to your home screen. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace®, Gmail™, and work and personal e-mail. In addition to the unique software experience, the CLIQ features a premium design with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch HVGA full touch-screen display. An exclusive pre-sale of the CLIQ is planned for T-Mobile customers beginning Oct. 19, with nationwide sales expected to begin Nov. 2. Two color options will be available, winter white and titanium, for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.* Customers can visit http://www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ to register for CLIQ updates, learn more about the phone and check out a demo of MOTOBLUR.

The T-Mobile Tap™ is a stylish touch-screen phone available in two fashionable finishes, berry and midnight blue, and is ideal for those wanting an attractive and affordable phone. Featuring a compact design, the phone lets customers enjoy fast Web browsing with T-Mobile web2goSM over T-Mobile’s 3G network, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture and playback, music player, GPS for use with location based services powered by TeleNav, and stereo Bluetooth® as well as support for personal e-mail, SMS, MMS and IM. It is anticipated that the T-Mobile Tap will be available later this year.

Fast and functional, the Nokia 3711 is a feature-rich phone sporting a flip design with a unique hidden-until-lit external display. With support for T-Mobile’s 3G network, customers may enjoy fast connections browsing the Web with T-Mobile web2go. In addition, the 3711 boasts built-in GPS for use with Nokia Maps, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, and the Series 40 operating system. In addition, the 3711 supports instant messaging and e-mail, allowing consumers to connect with friends and family in a number of ways. The phone is expected to be available in a sable finish in the coming weeks.

These new phones all deliver a fast and reliable connection with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network, which, due to rapid expansion, now covers more than 165 million people in more than 230 cities nationwide and, by the end of 2009, will be available to approximately 200 million people across the U.S. In addition, T-Mobile is upgrading its 3G network across the majority of the nationwide footprint to the faster HSPA 7.2 standard.

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  • Polo kidd

    What is a tmobile tap

  • luis

    see that’s tmobile for u always giving people what they need and on the holidays what other wireless network does it like Tmo no one. Can’t wait to see how that mytouch looks like ….. I wonder what that tap phone is

  • antoine

    What a disappointment! It wouldve been nice to hear about the n900.

  • J-Hop2o6
  • J-Hop2o6

    update…

    the T-Mobile Tap is a rebranded version of the Huawei U7510

    http://www.unwiredview.com/2009/08/17/huawei-u7510-another-new-touchscreen-phone/

  • greatgoogly

    It’s early and maybe I’m not quite awake, but is missing by it’s absence is the Blackberry 9700. No reference at all to the much rumored release of T-Mobile’s 3g Blackberry. I’ve seen lots of comments and even pictures and video of AT&T’s release of the 9700, but am I being paranoid in thinking T-Mobile for whatever reason’s may not actually be getting the 9700?

  • Adam

    Hey, what about the 9700?

  • 30014

    Good variety, but nothing to get excited about.

  • 30014

    @luis…are u on tmobile’s payroll. U are constantly kissing ass. I love tmo as much as u, but im not gonna pretend like they are perfect and can do no wrong. I think u are just in denial about tmo’s predicament. If the company were doing so good then the big wigs in Germany wouldn’t be making noise about the companies performance.

  • JT

    This is a joke – right? There’s more to come? Where’s the Nokia N900, the Samsung Galaxy/I7500, the HTC HD2 (Leo), even theSamsung I5700? These arethe phones people have been waiting for – in many cases (like The Galaxy) for 5/6 months. I’m sure people will be beating down T-Mobile doors for the “Fender”.
    Plus, instead of expanding the 3G network, why don’t they make sure it’s working in areas where it supposedly was installed months ago – my area is supposedly a STRONG reception area, but, according to my G1, cuts in and out – on/off; no bars to 2 bars to none. I love T-Mobile but am beginning to question their selection of hardware, Why would you buy a Motorola phone if they’re trying to sell off the cell phone portion of the company? I’m truely sorry, but if this is the holiday lineup, it looks like the Grinch made the picks.

  • tmopayroll

    ^ Behold 2 is the Galaxy

  • Pythagoras

    Where are the high end phones?

  • Ms. Sensational

    I agree with JT. People would spend money on the Nokia N900. These other phones suck. I’m all excited about the new phones coming out and this is the best that you can do!!!! T-Mo get you stuff in order, give us your employers bettet phones to pick from. Without us where would you be and how would you pay your bills?

  • tremor

    I fail to understand the purpose of a press release touting a so called holiday lineup that rehashes at least three phones they have already announced or are already on the market in lesser forms. We have heard rumors and seen pictures of the n900, 9700, etc and after reading this release others less familiar with T-mobile’s possible upcoming handsets will be looking at other carriers for their holiday phone choice thinking what is listed in the press release is all T-mobile has going on.

  • Sean

    Where is the Hero or Droid???? These are all Toys!!!

  • Dustin

    With all of these new handsets coming out that “require” the data plan…does anyone know if T-Mobile will start offering either a discounted rate on the minutes/messages rate or possibly bundle a family data plan to make things more affordable?

    If they continue to release great phones that require the data plan, it makes it harder for customers to afford the greatness that is T-Mobile.

  • willy

    I spoke to a t-mobile rep yesterday and they told me the blackberry 9700 wasnt in the upcoming realease files…..SOOO lookes like im leaving t-mobile

  • batman26

    Do not believe the reps? They know nothing of upcoming releases.

  • John

    Nokia phones suck. The last Nokia I had was returned to the store 3 times within the first month. The phone’s features would self destruct. I also did a beta test with TMobile when UMA was spit to come out I was testing with a Nokia flip. After 2 weeks, the wifi chip stopped working.

    Only a moron buys Nokia.

  • willy

    yeah well i was hoping that was the case but this holiday press release has me worried! lol

  • rdb

    The myTouch “limited edition”???? Sounds like the MT3G is going down the road of the Sidekick brand, and we all saw how that turned up. T-Mobile’s jumped the shark with this one

  • rushmore

    3.5mm jack on the MyTouch… would be pi$$ed if already bought non 3.5 version.

  • Bob

    Wait, will this be a *different* mytouch 3G? Are they adding a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack to the device or are they counting the USB -> 3.5mm dongle as one? That’s my BIGGEST gripe about the MT3G – the headphone jack being where it is. Android was pretty slow, but my phone seems a bit faster with Donut. (Still not as fast as the iPhone tho, which analysts think will be hitting T-Mobile in June 2010.)

  • Dennis P

    Woot the Cliq is gonna rock.

    Glad to see more Android phones. My Rooted g1 running hero rom is the sh!t

  • Milo

    It is very dissapointing to see that TMO is not intruducing any new UMA / hotspot@home phones beyond the blackberries.

  • Seamus

    @everyone worrying about the 9700 – T-Mobile is currently running a contest that lets sales reps win the 8520 or the “newest blackberry” (explicitly implying that it’s a BB T-M doesn’t have yet). The 9700 is right around the corner guys, that’s why it’s not part of the holiday line-up.

  • Kershon

    It is a great Christmas outlook for all the android enthusiasts, but I am sorely disappointed that the bold 2 9700 is not included in the list. Maybe it is a little too early to announce it since the CLIQ hasn’t been released yet. I have been waiting seems like forever. Guess imma keep on rocking my 8900 and wait some more. **sniffles**

  • HG

    What? No 9700? After all the talk, leaked photos, unconfirmed spec sheets, and now nothing? What a let down!

  • 30014

    I just left the android and me website and read that Samsung has just announced the 800 mhz android packing Samsung Moment. And guess where its not coming, that’s right not to Tmo, its slated to launch on sprint just before black Friday. Sprint gets the moment, Verizon gets the sholes, and we get stuck with the cliq. Better android phones are out there, Tmo is just choosing to ignore them. As far as android goes, its mainly going to be hardware that differentiate the carriers offerings. And clearly the other carriers are swinging for the fences with their android offerings, but not good ol’ tmo. Its all about messaging for them. 1 more thing all of the mytouch owners are getting screwed now that a version with a 3.5mm headjack is coming.

  • willy

    Seamus, youd better be right! haha

  • dan

    i’m waiting for a phone to be released that seems to be a no brainer to build… and yet somehow it hasn’t been made. i’m not asking for anything magical… give me:

    -android
    -5 meg camera
    -at least a 528 processor
    -enough ram to run decent apps without lag (preferably 256 megs)
    -3.5 mm jack
    -wifi
    -3g
    -gps/a gps

    all you have to do is release a phone without the pointless battery wasting extra software like motoblur and touchwiz. cmon tmobile, stop building crap low end phones and give me something that i will use. i want to give you my money, stop being difficult. verizon is looking pretty tempting right now…

  • John

    You morons actually think that the providers “pick” which phones they sell?
    They don’t!
    The different carriers bid on the phones! And companies like AT&T and Verizon have more power to move more phones than T-Mo.
    T-Mo got the G1 because no one else wanted the risk. They got the MyTouch because they saw the potential early on. Once everybody saw how well Android worked, they jumped in and got the better phones. It’s simple business.

  • JT

    Behold 2 is the Galaxy LITE (I5700) – not the Galaxy (I7500).

  • FILA

    they should give us the new myTouch free to everyone who has the myTouch now. I dont give a shit about the finder crap, or the added software, the 3.5 alone is worth it, but not worth enough actually buying the same damn phone again.

    Look out for that G1v2 coming in first quarter 2010