myTouch HD To Come In Four Colors, Including Eggplant!

So while many of you have been discussing the myTouch HD leak, if it’s real or not, just what “dual processor” truly means and what not, we’ve been working on the most important aspect of the release. The colors! Ha-ha I kid, but seriously this plays an important role in the buying decision for me so assuming at least a few of you think like I do, I investigated and got some answers. Without further ado, the myTouch HD will come, as the myTouch 3G did before it, in Black, White and Red but also…drum roll please…in eggplant purple! Big applause!

In case anyone is wondering what Eggplant looks like, click here.


  • Rick


    • Rick


  • JD

    A superphone in colors? Fantastic!

  • Jonathan

    I just hope it doesn’t have that silver trim in the front, and hopefully the phone comes in full black, if not I’m still buying. This is a phone I’ve been waiting for and I can’t wait!

  • Frank

    Ha! I love the eggplant link. Though it does prove slightly confusing as there are many shades of eggplant. Which one shall it be?

    • XfooYen

      the white one

  • Will

    I will so be buying this in white :D
    I just can’t wait to hear its official release date :)

    • LongTimeLurker

      thanks for clearing that up, acaciastrain

  • Jeremy

    IM so torn…. G2 or Mytouch HD….. Im thinking the latter… guess i will have to get rid of espresso.

    • The Observer

      wait for the bogo offer and you dont have to choose

      • LongTimeLurker

        Silly question – Does BOGO mean you don’t have to upgrade 2 lines to get a free phone? Could you potentially add 1 line and get 2 phones for it (paying for 1 and the other 1 free?)? The old “too good to be true” line makes me think I’m wrong. Thanks

      • Acaciastrain

        You are wrong. Ha. The second/free phone to be attached to another line that has a full upgrade.

    • Cupcake

      Yea me too!! David…how about a side-by-side comparison of the G2 and the Mytouch HD for us undecided.

      • *d.*

        I’m sure he’ll give us that as soon as he gets it. I’m waiting to see some benchmarks for both phones before I buy. The keyboard + stock 2.2 VS. 1Ghz dual-core(?) + front-camera

    • immadroid

      Cyan mod 6 to the rescue!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice. I’m probably buying the HD7 though and putting Android on it. Still, nice color choices.

    • dr.alliw

      ditto!!! I heard the screen is 4.5. so it’s cool! but since the default o.s is Winmo7, imma wait a bit longer until I can be able to run android on it, and plus the price i hope is low by then.. i still lovin my hd2 on android.

    • 2FR35H

      HD7? Don’t you mean HD3??

      • jonathan

        It’s going to be called the HD7. I have a friend who works Tier 3 Technical Support and it shows in their system as HD7.


      I think I’m with you. I’ll have to figure out how to do it… but I’m liking the HD7 just not a winmo fan but if it can run android…. I”M IN…. You might have saved me from the g2/mytouch HD hell….

  • mtnman

    Well then if it comes in Red then I’ll pick it up in that color. Green is my fav, but red is better than just plain black or white.

  • jdog

    So do any of these colors come with stock Android.

    No seriously Gingerbread should be on my Nexus around the time this gets released so after I see what it has to offer then I will decide if the Mytouch HD is better than the Nexus One. Its sad that this will have Expresso/Sense. I wonder what Gingerbread will bring and if LauncherPro and ADW will be able to match it.

  • la_resistance28

    Why not blue? or Silver?

  • mtnman

    I don’t want Gingerbread on mine, I want Zebra cakes. He he I wonder what Google will do once they run out of letters. Maybe they’ll just add a number after it and make it the A1. But then we’re all into the Steak Sauce thing ya know? lol

    • Bschwartz40

      +1 to you good sir for A1 is awesome!!!

    • rinklighter

      LOL @ Zebra Cakes.

  • joshuakprice1

    What a terrible name for a color. If you want to make it purple, why not just call it purple? Do you really have to call it eggplant?

    • VirtualAss

      I blame Crayola for this dirty trend.

    • dethduck

      Give em time. With the original myTouch red was called “Merlot”, now it’s called “red”. It’s nice to know my “Merlot myTouch 3G” will be replaced with a red myTouch HD.

      • john

        Lest we forget the cabernet charm, I think there’s an alcohol problem with tmo…lol

  • Galen20K

    EggPlant Purple FTW!!! That’s going to be the color MyTouch HD “I” get!!! WHOot! favorite color if it’s a deep, dark color as I think it will be.

  • vinny

    It’s great to have choices. For T-Mobile to put out two very high quality devices for the Android platform should keep the customers very happy, it makes me very happy.This new My Touch HD has me very curious, I would like a very good explanation of the specs. This new processor is suppose to be top shelf, Would like to know more about it and just what it will do for the phone.
    Thank you T-Mobile.

    • thaghost

      wow we were thinking along the same lines but u beat me to it.

    • Foxeh

      We don’t know what processor the myTouch HD will be using, but I bet you dollars to donuts that it’ll be an MSM8255 which would be very similar to the G2’s chipset.

      Not only are these chips a die shrink from previous generation Snapdragons, but also Qualcomm incorporated a new GPU that utilizes ATI technology obtained from purchasing their mobile division from AMD.

  • thaghost



    Okay now release the damn phones so i could buy em…lol.

    • Galen20K

      ha, Exactly!

    • JaylanPHNX

      Here, Here! I’ll second that! I’ve been chaffing under my Cliq XT, desperately trying to afford a Vibrant, but with all the new releases coming up, I’m almost glad I’ve had to wait. By the time I can get another phone (around Nov. or Dec.) I’ll be able to walk into a store and test three or four awesome phones side-by-side. Who could ask for better?

  • tato22

    nice good job

  • quadbaby

    Seriously if pulled out a red, white or purple My Touch HD phone while my 2 other friends are using the Iphone 4 and the Samsung Epic or even a Vibrant, they would probably laugh then make me pay for their lunch since I obviously saved some money paying for this plastic toy looking phone.

    These colorways confirmed that the G2 will be the “mature” looking device…now my 12 year old daughter would one these colors!

    • Yyevo

      Do you drive a beige Accord?

    • Acaciastrain

      If a phone looking “mature” is the reason your going to buy a phone then you own a phone for all the wrong reasons. Go buy an iPhone if you just want a phone people recognize but doesn’t really do anything.

    • JaylanPHNX

      Yeah, but then you could smoke their asses with the HSPA+ Dual-core awesomeness of the myTouch HD. This thing could ask those phones, “Who’s your daddy?” in any color. If 45nm dual-core means serious processing power and still retains today’s average battery life, this thing could come in tutti-freaking-frutti!

      • Foxeh

        Gosh, everybody’s setting themselves up for such a major crash when the real specs for this phone come out…

        • David, Managing Editor

          So sure these aren’t the real specs are you?

      • Foxeh

        It’s just that it’s the same thing with every phone…

      • JaylanPHNX

        In my defense, I did say “if.”

  • mikeeeee

    video chat…………

    backdoor UMA.

    i don’t care what color, just so i can chat over wifi.

    • mikeeeee

      when is it going to be available?

  • Rick-a-billy

    If this is really the phone that’s coming out as the long awaited emerald project then I am really disappointed… The phone looks terrible!!!!! Please don’t let this nor the Winpho be emerald project, I’m keeping faith in you Tmo!

  • dstewstar

    Eggplant…fried up or in their natural state:)

  • Eddie Android

    soooo…., what about the G2? is there a black one coming out?

  • cellswag

    Who cares. colors are ok. Now give me specs.

  • david

    ok this will change video sexting for ever! Thank you HTC!

  • david

    Almost forgot. Purple for my girl and black or white for me! Did I read that right that it says dual core 1ghz procceser? someone please confirm!

    • hi

      guarantee it won’t be a dual core like you’re thinking it will be. Remember the UMA lite that was supposedly on the Charm?? This is just another example of that. Again, Guarantee it’s not a dual core. Also disappointing screen size and GOD AWFUL design. If it had a quad-core processor I personally couldn’t pick it up based on those embarrassing looks alone.

      • JaylanPHNX

        You might be an idiot if:
        A) You guarantee something twice without any hard facts to back it up.
        B) You really wouldn’t buy the only quad-core phone just because of aesthetics.

  • jdog

    Whats going on tomorrow with HTC that Tmonews will be there. Its in Europe so what does that have to do with T-mo U.S.

    • David, Managing Editor

      Who said we are going?? I’m not going?!

      • josue

        Sept 16 is the Samsumg Event. Where they will anounce The Media Hub. Maybe Froyo 2.2?

  • Jeesh

    .. and it’s all ruined by the bloatware and tmobile ui

  • Lady Gaga

    They should make one in rainbow.

    I still dont see why anyone in their right mind would get this phone over the vibrant.

    Love my little monsters and long live the G.A.Y.S!

  • Danno Ferrin

    That too bad… I was kinda hooping for Zune Brown.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      LOL… Microsoft admitted that the biggest fail of its successful Zune line was the model in brown.

      I recall seeing the brown Zune at a deep discount on Woot. While it was on the 24 hour sale many people posted complaints that Woot was not selling other colors.

  • Alex

    I have to check out the expresso ui..but nothing really tops stock android…but this phone to me is looking better than the G2..bit still great choices to have 4 us..can anyone give me a synapsis on the mytouch slide? thanks mucho…

    • JaylanPHNX

      My wife has a slide and the Espresso UI is just a slightly different Sense. It has all the Sense widgets, the homescreen preview thumbnails, but with a more traditional (if odd-looking) bottom dock. It also has various scenes or MyModes, that let you set different homescreen set-ups for different situations. You could have a work mode with all your productivity apps front and center, then switch to entertainment mode with all your media, RSS, and friendstream widgets. It’s pretty snappy, even on the Slide’s 600Mhz processor. Besides, if you don’t like it, there’s always ADW, LauncherPro, LiveHome, etc, etc, to replace it with.


    I need a comparison between this and the G2 because the G2 is looking more and more like a piece of trash. Why wouldn’t they give the G2 these upgrades? I hate the mytouch interface, I had a mytouch slide and there were so many things that didn’t make sense with the device. I’m totally confused. I don’t want a dumbed down kiddy smartphone. I want a smartphone geared to adults with all the bells and whistles… (no offense to the teens out there)… WHAT IS T-MO DOING? Besides the G2 is ugly and the mytouch slide was really cheap (especially the keyboard area where the bkg pastic didn’t lie flat)… I hope the MyTouch HD doesn’t look like a cheap piece of plastic like the vibrant….. UUUGHHH….

  • thereugo

    Will the Mytouch HD have stock Android? I’m getting the G2 if it’s not up to par than I will refund it and get the Mytouch. There is 30 days for exchange or a different phone right?


      It’s 14 day return…. Don’t know about stock android… I think its going to have the T-mobile customized android like the slide…. Hopefully I’m wrong but I thought that was the key to the whole “user friendly” mytouch brand…

  • Yyevo

    I had the Merlot MyTouch, then gave it to my wife when her contract was up. The new MyTouches were out and had discontinued Merlot, which she wanted. So, I got a black MyTouch Rev.b.

    I miss my Merlot MyTouch.

    Maybe I’ll get eggplant.

  • Will

    Any RUMORED release date(s)??????

    • Will

      Well an official release date would suffice I suppose :p lol

      • Foxeh

        By the looks of things not even the G2 has an official release date, lol. Sure, there was that Best Buy Mobile press release, but not even their staff agrees with it! You’ll likely have to wait a little longer for a date on the myTouch HD.

        I did just notice that the Scoop article that was pulled a while back is now up again… sans the 800MHz spec and the cheesy looking scorpion. It also says “Take advantage of the pre-sale and get yours.” WHAT pre-sale, T-Mobile??

        Their marketing… it hurts…

  • ogopogo

    It makes you wonder why anyone would want the G2 after seeing this. I guess that if you are a die hard keyboard fan, that would be about it. This phone appears to have a better processor, HD out,and FFC (if you’re into that stuff). Not really sure what advantage the G2 really has.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Ogopogo… I don’t think anyone is saying this is a better phone or that it trumps other T-Mobile offerings.

      It is simply another phone added to T-Mobile’s lineup.

      As to who would want it, for one group I suspect there’s a lot of G1 owners who may “automatically” upgrade to its named successor.

      • Foxeh

        That’s not illogical. There are legitimate reasons to want Stock Android and to want a keyboard. G1 owners are used to having both and the G2 is the *only* 2010 device on the market to provide both. That’s no small deal.

    • 30014

      Ogopogo.. if you don’t want the g2 don’t get it. I guarantee you that there are a lot of us that prefer keyboards and stock android. The g2 will sell without you purchasing 1. Get what you want and don’t worry about what everyone else is going to get.

    • JM77

      Because the G2 is confirmed and this is rumored.
      I believe it will have an ffc.
      The hd out will likely be dlna.
      Processor will be 8255 or possibly even the 7230(G2).
      Either way those are single core SoC’s.
      Remember this is billed as a family phone.

      This is from research and logic… and rumor and conjecture,
      but isn’t that what makes it fun!

      G2 advantages
      vanilla android – fast, lots of ROMs and mods, should be one of the first to get gingerbread
      keyboard – helps with editing docs and emails
      build – probably made of sturdier materials than the mytouch

      thats all I can think of at the moment, but without complete specs on the G2 or anything confirmed on the mytouch, who knows?

      • JM77

        Whoops, that wasn’t clear. The first set of specs are about the mytouch hd.
        ffc, dlna, 8255
        Wish I could edit!

      • JM77

        One more BIG point!
        We may learn a lot from HTC’s event tomorrow.
        They may show the euro versions of the G2 and Mytouch HD,
        the Desire Z and Desire HD.

        No more teasing! We want FULL SPECS!!!

      • Foxeh

        With similar deductive reasoning based on rumor/speculation, we’ve been able to be almost certain that the G2 was going to have an SLCD when everyone was screaming that it’ll have AMOLED at the top of their lungs. That turned out to be exactly the case.

        Hopefully HTC will give us real the real deets on the Vision/Emerald (if that’s what the G2/Desire-Z & myTouch HD/Desire HD actually are). Depending on their need for HSPA+ over seas, they may end up with different chipsets, but I doubt that’s likely.

  • pimpstrong

    So what is so HD about this phone???

  • Midori

    Why not come in “Espresso” brown? :)

    • la_resistance28

      Ha! +1 for such an obvious, yet unmentioned color!

  • rolo

    that’s a nice touch actually. i had an eggplant formula years ago & really got used 2 the color so eggplant it is…

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Is that an official T-Mobile color “eggplant?” If so, I’d like to register strong objection. What limp-wristed pantywaist came up with that name? I hope Herr Humm didn’t approve that name.

    How about something more manly like:

    “Veal White” or

    “Blood Red” or

    “Prime Rib Red” or

    “Buzzard Beak Black” or

    “Let’s Get On With The Killin Bloodberry” or

    “Zombie Glaze” or

    “Cadaver Gray”

    Eggplant indeed. Pffffft….

    • David, Managing Editor

      Can’t say its the official name, just heard thats the color its going to be…

    • dan

      a double pair of devil horn hands in the air for you, sir.

    • Foxeh

      Blood Red? Zombie Glaze? Cadav— wait… it IS getting to that time of year, isn’t it? >:D

  • SnakeEyez

    So is it just me or does this basically confirm that the MTHD will not be aimed to the “geeks” like us and will be target to teens. I mean, no superphone, to my knowledge, has launched with a whole bunch of colors like that, at max 2. This basically confirms that the “dual processor” does not mean that it’s a dual core phone, and it will have that horrible espresso bloatware on it (although we knew that).

    • Acaciastrain

      I disagree that geeks don’t like color choices. Ha. Ive seen plenty of Nexus Ones with color cases on them.

      • SnakeEyez

        Dont misunderstand, I’m not saying geeks don’t like colors, but you rarely, if ever, see a superphone targeted to geeks launch with so many colors, at max 2. What they do with their phone after they buy it is their business.

    • Rpinazo

      I agree. The options of colors on this bad boy sort of cheapens it. Makes it sound like a Sidekick for 15 yr olds. Just my opinion. Still undecided….G2/Vibrant.


        Talk about cheap… the vibrant looks like it will break if you stare at it too hard….

    • JaylanPHNX

      You wanna talk geeky phones with colors, check out the newly announced Nokia E7 (I think that’s the name). It’s being marketed as a business phone, but it comes in four colors (black, white, red, and forest green). It’s some serious grown-up tech (though not my cup of tea with Symbian^3).

  • profitkiller

    Cool, batgirl now has a phone.

  • Jeff

    I’m gonna get my Grimace On with the purple one!

  • kershon

    I’ll have one eggplant with raw meat red with a martini olive appetizer.

  • thereugo

    G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD?
    G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? G2 or Mytouch HD? = GLACIER!

    • JaylanPHNX

      G2 or MyTouch HD or Vibrant? T-Mo triple threat!

  • David

    Assuming the MyTouch HD comes out in black and eggplant, the G2 becomes available in black, and the Motorola Defy has good specs, I’ll actually have a phone choice worthy of a trip to my local T-Mobile store. Shocking! Well, assuming all of them come out by early November. Not interested in waiting until Black Friday…

  • Logan

    Will this phone have a physical keyboard?

    • JaylanPHNX

      No, that’s the Slide.

    • David, Managing Editor

      No, touchscreen only.

  • Robert Aitchison

    My wifes favorite color is purple, she may well get this as long as it’s romable (have to be able to banish the Sense)

  • thereugo

    @ Robert I have seen you on this site a couple if not several times, and you seem to make sense, so I’m asking you do you think the G2 is a good Phone whos not to much into this and that, just something that will do what I need which isnt all that mumbo jumbo, you know what I mean. Something to just get me by, I’m normally a BB user and I want to try the Android. I’m thinking about it for my wife, sometimes too much is to much. I don’t want to get something that might be to much and fustrate me or her, what do you think?

    • thaghost

      get da g2. u’ll be fine.

  • Serotheo

    Well a dual-core is a processor with 2 cores, so is the dual-processor elts say 2 G2 processors or 2 Snapdragons? O.O

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  • Joseph Singer

    You mean to tell me that it comes in eggplant but not magenta?! :)