T-Mobile myTouch

Meet the new T-Mobile myTouch -- its second HSPA+ device (which made an early appearance on T-Mo's website earlier today). Manufactured by HTC, the new myTouch features a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor at 1GHz, 5-megapixel front camera -- a front facing camera, as well -- 8GB microSD card, Swype and will launch with Android 2.2. Other specs, such as on-board memory and RAM, weren't announced.

It'll be available in four colors -- white, black, plum or red. T-Mobile says the myTouch should be available by the holiday season. Full presser after the break. More in our T-Mobile myTouch forums.

 T-Mobile myTouch

New T-Mobile myTouch Delivers High-Definition Video Connections and Lightning Fast 4G Speeds

 

New myTouch to Take Advantage of T-Mobile’s New Super-Fast HSPA+ Network Now Reaching More Than 65 Markets

 

BELLEVUE, Wash.  October 4, 2010  T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a new addition to its exclusive line of Android™-powered T-Mobile® myTouch® smartphones and the continued expansion of its new super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network. Built with families in mind, the newest T-Mobile myTouch helps solve the challenges of staying physically and emotionally connected by sharing photos and video with the HD Camcorder, spontaneous face-to-face conversations through Video Chat and the ability to reach 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s new network, which is now available in more cities across the country.1

 

Unlike other video-calling solutions on the market that only work through Wi-Fi, Video Chat on the new myTouch enables customers to connect with loved ones spontaneously from practically anywhere through T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. With the myTouch’s front-facing camera paired with Video Chat through Yahoo! Messenger or QIK, customers can hold video conversations with friends and family who have a new T-Mobile myTouch, other compatible mobile device or PC. Customers can even see who is available to chat through presence information integrated into the myTouch’s address book, and have the option to leave Video Mail using Qik when someone is unavailable.  

 

“Taking advantage of the 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, the new myTouch delivers a faster and more compelling experience than most competing smartphones on the market,” said Andrew Sherrard, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “Our continued focus to build innovative new features and personalized services truly makes myTouch unique.”

 

Designed specifically to deliver 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ network, the new myTouch will offer customers blazing fast access to websites, applications, videos, downloads and more. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is the most pervasive mobile broadband network in the country, offering 4G speeds in more than 65 major metropolitan areas.

 

With its latest expansion, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ footprint now includes Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.; Denver, Colo.; Huntsville, Ala.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. T-Mobile expects to reach 100 major metropolitan areas and 200 million people in 2010.

 

Families also can share moments in high-definition (HD) with the myTouch’s high-quality HD Camcorder with Screen Share, which allows customers to share or broadcast HD video and pictures they’ve captured. With a few touches of the screen, customers can share their photo albums, videos and movies wirelessly with a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device. The new phone also includes three exclusive myTouch features: Genius Button™, powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance, which lets customers call, text, e-mail or access the internet with a simple voice command; Faves Gallery™, which offers shortcuts to one’s most-contacted family and friends; and myModes, which creates customized home screens for work and home.

 

Designed by HTC exclusively for T-Mobile, the new myTouch features a brilliant 3.8-inch WVGA touch-screen display with virtual keyboard and Swype® for easy text input. The thin and sleek device also comes with a blazing fast second-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1GHz MSM8255 processor optimized for speed and graphic performance, a 5-megapixel camera, a preinstalled 8 GB microSD memory card, and an integrated media player that brings together favorite music, video and internet radio under one set of controls. 

 

Powered by Android 2.2, the myTouch offers a rich mobile Web experience and access to more than 80,000 applications on Android Market™ from games to location-based social networks to on-the-go shopping and more. The new device also features preloaded HD games, including “Rock Band,” “Asphalt 5” and “Monopoly.”

 

The new T-Mobile myTouch is expected to be available in time for the holidays, exclusively from

T-Mobile USA in four colors — white, black, plum or red. Customers can visit http://mytouch.t-mobile.com for more information.

 

T-Mobile now offers 4G speeds on the new myTouch and the T-Mobile G2™, as well as the webConnect Rocket™ 2.0 and Rocket laptop sticks. In addition, customers located in new HSPA+ locations can benefit from faster speeds on their existing 3G smartphones — including popular devices, such as the myTouch 3G Slide.2

 

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1 Based on 4G speeds currently available to mobile device users in the U.S. Device has theoretical capability of 14.4 Mbps. HSPA+ coverage is rapidly expanding, but it is not currently available everywhere. For more details on where T-Mobile network coverage is available, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

2 Improved speeds vary, due in part to device capabilities.

 

Reader comments

T-Mobile announces the new myTouch -- 1GHz Snapdragon with front facing camera

23 Comments

Oh that one... :)

I immediately threw that one out since I was 100% sure when they said "2 processors", they didn't mean dual-core. :)

And we are in exact same situation - I have N1 too, waiting for the perfect dual-core phone.

Why would anyone buy this over a Nexus One, G2 or Samsung Vibrant(which is free or close to free at most third parties)?

More importantly, why would anyone buy this over the G2, which is superior in every way?

FFC? meh.

HSPA+? If it matters to you, get the G2. I have a hard time believing that people who will buy a MyTouch in order to save a few bucks compared to the G2 actually care about HSPA+.

Different market. G2 = utilitarian, fast, and naked. MyTouch line = stylish, great UI (debatable), luxuries (FFC). Looks like T-Mobile finally understands this, and wants to reach both types of customers.

*edit*
prediction -- if this has the new Sense, it will sell huge, maybe even record sales for T-Mo.

Stylish?

This looks to be in the same aesthetic class as the Samsung Intercept, lower than the Hero or Aria.

As for the UI, isn't this going to run T-Mobiles weird custom UI? I can't tell from the pictures.

Plus, I'm assuming the MT3G will have Espresso... ugh. If it was running plain Sense 2.0, that would be a different animal.

Does anyone have specs on the MSM8255? What GPU is this phone running?

well, I missed out on a Nexus One, unless I want to buy someone's used one on eBay (which I am still considering, actually. But upgrade pricing on this...). A Samsung Vibrant? One word - SAMSUNG. A G2? Snap out hard keyboard? No, thank you, sir.. Saving a few bucks isn't the issue. (Have you seen the keyboard problems that are being reported with the G2, by the way?) My only issues here are the colors (again). Plum and Red? Really? We did "merlot" with the original MyTouch. Can we get away from girlie colors, please? How about a nice cool blue or steel gray?

This 3.8 inch screen size was a mistake. Its more fragmentation and with this boing the only device that size it could get left out of some apps that don't want to spend the extra time to make it compatible with one extra device.

Do you know what the resolution is? 3.8 means nothing if the resolution is the same as others. Incredible and EVO are perfect examples, 3.7 vs. 4.3 inch screens with the same resolution. You should read up a little more before chiming in with useless comments.

It goes by screen res, not size.

And judging by a 3.8" screen will fall right inline with everything else @ 800x400 (minus the Motorola phones)

This is great for those on T-Mobile.. they have really been making a lot of noise over the fast few weeks.. I however recently just left T-Mobile to Spring for the hotness that is the EPIC 4G. Its great to see TMO starting to really come to the forfront from the G2 the calls in subways to the new MyTouch HD, however that name is horrible!

Im sorry, specs look awesome on this device, but that is some of the ugliest hardware..and would you really feel proud to say you just bought a MyTouch? What kills me most about TMO is their markerting.. lines like "Built with families in mind, the newest T-Mobile myTouch helps" does nothing for the innovatice tech gadget guro wanting the lastest and greatest.. however they do really seem to be coming out swinging with all their new android offerings. Congrats to them for pushing hard for this holiday season.. cant be mad at that.

Like the back side, hate the front side, hate espresso, hate myTouch-ness, like the specs, not good enough to replace N1. G2 is a serious contender.. hoping HTC Glacier is a stock reality.

There is no keyboard issues with the G2 people. I have one along with the Nexus One. The hinge is very well built and strong. No play what so ever in it and as I said very strong. One knucklehead puts out a video on youtube and everyone reacts. Very sad. The G2's build quality is better then all the plastic junk phones out there. It's fast as hell and I say go by a T-Mobile store and see what I mean. Great looking and very well built and best of all it's froyo out of the box. The tethering thing is nothing, any 3rd party app will remedy this if you can not wait to for someone to root this bad boy. Along with that we can speed up that processor and holy shit look out this thing will really fly. Just my honest opinion and I like to think I call them as I see them.
PS. Nothing I see is better then my rooted Nexus. The best device ever made to date.

My comment on the keyboard was really more in the way of a caveat. Just sayin' starting to hear... But personally I DO NOT want a hard keyboard. I am so over that...