Last Wednesday, T-Mobile announced the MyTouch 3G will be available through pre-sale to existing customers. The MyTouch 3G is the carrier’s second Android-based device, the first being the G1. The phone will be available on August 5. T-Mobile’s senior vice president said the company is hoping the newest addition to their lineup will be compared to the iPhone. It’s good news for T-Mobile, and for consumers, that yet another choice has been added to the wide cell phone market. But the direct comparison to the iPhone only underlines Apple’s and AT&T’s continued dominance in the wireless sector. The iPhone continues to be the device to beat, the standard by which new handsets are measured. Even Consumer Reports named the iPhone the best smartphone for 2009. But don’t count the MyTouch out just yet. Its price is comparable to the iPhone, at $199 with a two-year contract. It has a lot of great features, too: a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display; a 3.2 megapixel camera; a music player with a pre-installed 4GB microSD memory card; a Microsoft Exchange client; GoogleTalk; access to several online apps; and multimedia messaging, or MMS, something the iPhone—or rather, AT&T—is still lacking. And it all runs on T-Mobile’s 3G network. The MyTouch is also easily customizable, both in software and hardware. Several apps will allow users to create custom content profiles, while others will provide a wide variety of wallpapers. Also available for the phone are skins, or exterior shells, in a multitude of colors, patterns, and themes, some of which come with wrist straps and ear buds.
T-Mobile launches MyTouch 3G
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