T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the follow-up to the T-Mobile G1, the world's first Android powered phone.
T-Mobile myTouch 3G boasts a sleek look and contoured feel, plus an array of new features that builds on its popular predecessor. A touchscreen display with virtual keyboard is built into a slim and lightweight design.
In addition to the virtually endless ways to personalize myTouch, plus its deep integration of Google services and the latest Android software, T-Mobile myTouch customers will enjoy access to new applications that enhance their mobile lives. One such application, and at the heart of myTouch, is Sherpa.
Created by Geodelic, Sherpa features GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), a learning engine that automatically customizes itself to the user’s preferences. Through behavior and user feedback, the application learns a person’s likes and dislikes, 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.
Designed by HTC, the T-Mobile myTouch features a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen display and virtual keyboard, which orients automatically from portrait to landscape mode in most applications.
The myTouch also features a 3.2-megapixel camera, a music player with a pre-installed 4GB microSD memory card, and enhanced video capabilities to make it easy for users to record and share pictures and videos, whether via e-mail, MMS or one-click upload to sites such as YouTube and Picasa.
The myTouch 3G mobile Web experience is supported by fast data speeds via Wi-Fi and T-Mobile’s 3G network.
The look of the new myTouch 3G is still not close to the cool minimalist look of the Apple iPhone. At least the software seems to become more interesting with the Sherpa stuff, but we still need to see if this really works well.
myTouch will be available to pre-order for current T-Mobile customers starting July 8th for $199.99 with a two-year agreement; additional product features and details will be available at that time. Devices sold through pre-sale will begin shipping in late July, and national retail availability for myTouch is planned for early August.
Via the T-Mobile myTouch site. See hi-res photos of the new myTouch 3G.
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