T-Mobile USA has taken the wraps off its second smartphone based on Google’s operating system. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is going to offer users a much slimmer option than this carrier’s first Android model by leaving off the built-in keyboard.
As had been rumored, this model will be a version of the HTC Sapphire, which debuted this spring in Europe as the HTC Magic.
This device is going to have tablet shape with a 3.2-inch HVGA Touchscreen and a trackball on its front. For text input, it will depend on a virtual keyboard, which will change orientation automatically from portrait to landscape mode, depending on how it is held.
Personal and Business Friendly
The Android OS was created by Google, and has strong ties to this company’s online services for email, calendar, navigation, and more. Other consumer-friendly features in the myTouch 3G will include a multimedia player, built-in 3.2-megapixel camera, and more.
To make full use of these features, this model will come with a GPS receiver and a 4 GB microSD memory card for storing music, videos, and images.
But it won’t stop there. This will be the first Android model with something to offer users who want access to their corporate e-mail: T-Mobile says it will come with support for Microsoft Exchange.
With the name “myTouch 3G” it’s no surprise that this phone is going to support T-Mobile’s high-speed network; it will also have Wi-Fi.
This will speed up web surfing on its advanced browser, and also a variety of other third-party apps that depend on Internet access.
Pricing and Availability
The myTouch 3G will be available for current T-Mobile customers to pre-order starting July 8 for $200 with a two-year agreement. Devices sold through pre-orders will begin shipping in late July.
National retail availability for this smartphone is planned for early August.
It will be available in black, white, and red casings.
Those who are interested can visit T-MobilemyTouch.com for more information.
Source: T-Mobile USA