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Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile myTouch' 3G, the
highly anticipated follow-up to the T-Mobile G1', the world's first Android'
powered device. Designed by HTC and running on Android 1.5 (Cupcake), the
myTouch features a 3.2" HVGA touch-screen display and virtual keyboard, which
orients automatically from portrait to landscape mode in most applications. It
also features a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, a music player with a
pre-installed 4 GB microSD memory card as well as enhanced video capabilities.
The device's powerful mobile Web experience is supported by fast data speeds via
Wi-Fi and T-Mobile's 3G network.
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G boasts a sleek look and contoured feel, plus an array
of new features that builds on its popular predecessor. A touch-screen display
with virtual keyboard is built into a slim, smooth and lightweight design. The
myTouch 3G empowers users to simply create a unique, individualized wireless
phone and experience. With the ability to richly customize menus, wallpapers,
icons and more, thousands of Android Market' applications to choose from, plus
themes and skins that let customers express their style on the inside and
outside, myTouch can evolve to become a virtual extension of oneself.
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.
Today, thousands of applications are available on Android Market ranging from
games to location-based social networks to on-the-go shopping. Whether it's a
marathon runner who downloads the Cardio Trainer application or a music buff who
lives by his or her Imeem application, myTouch customers can find and download
unique applications to expand and personalize their phone to fit their precise
interests and lifestyle.
"The G1 was highly successful and captured the imagination of thousands
of developers as the first Android-powered phone,' said Andy Rubin, vice
president, mobile platforms at Google. 'With myTouch, T-Mobile is poised to
capture the imagination of consumers everywhere, and by expanding the
availability and appeal of Android-based devices, they're giving developers
a bigger market for the next wave of killer Android applications."
myTouch features multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to the Google
services that millions use every day including Google Search' by voice, Google
Maps' with Street View, YouTube' and Picasa'. It also provides easy access to
both personal and corporate E-Mail, including support for Exchange, Gmail' and
most other POP3 and IMAP E-Mail services as well as synchronization with Google
contacts and calendars. It also combines instant messaging support for Google
Talk', as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. In addition,
users can pull down the windowshade notification bar by dragging their finger
down from the top of the screen, easily displaying message previews and other
convenient at-a-glance notifications depending on the personalized applications
The myTouch 3G will come in three colors black, white and a distinctive
merlot and will be available to pre-order for current T-Mobile customers
starting July 8 for US$ 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.
Cheers ~ Arne