Posted on 22 June 2009
Finally, after a long series of rumors and speculations, T-Mobile USA have officially announced their second Android-powered handset. Initially, it was referred to as the HTC Magic, as well as the T-Mobile G2, but at the beginning of the month, a leaked box art revealed its final name – the myTouch 3G, which is now officially confirmed with the announcement.
As a whole, the myTouch 3G is identical to the HTC Magic, which is offered by Vodafone in Europe, in both design and specifications. Of course, this version of the handset is designed to work on T-Mobile’s 3G network. In terms of specs, the phone packs a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-sensitive screen, 3.2-megapixel camera (although its FCC profile mentioned a 5MP sensor), microSD slot, GPS, Wi-Fi and the must-have features of Android 1.5.
Current T-Mobile customers will be able to submit their pre-orders, starting July 8, at a price of $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. Afterwards, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G will be available in early August.
Posted on 05 June 2009
T-Mobile USA recently announced that it would be launching its next Android powered handset in early summer. While many had expected the handset to be named the HTC Magic, the HTC Sapphire or the G2, leaked pictures of the box art tell us that it looks like the name of the handset will be myTouch 3G. The device will be available in three colors, white, black and merlot. With the box all printed up and ready to go, it shouldn’t be too long before we see myTouch 3G at T-Mobile stores. After all, “early summer” is almost upon us.
Posted on 02 April 2009
For those Android lovers who were waiting for Vodafone to release the HTC Magic in the UK this month, there apparently is some bad news. According to Pocket-lint, an issue with a late hardware change has forced the manufacturer to push the launch back to May. While the carrier’s own web page still shows delivery scheduled for this month, a call to their sales center comes back with a release date of May 1st. HTC has also released a statement, saying, “We are delighted with the interest that the HTC Magic has received since its launch with Vodafone at Mobile World Congress 2009. We are confident that Vodafone’s customers will be delighted with the HTC Magic in spite of a short delay due to a last minute hardware change”. With the Magic on the sidelines for at least another month, could another Android powered device pull off an end run to be the second handset with the Google open source OS? Wonder what is happening to the Kogan Agora these days.
Posted on 27 March 2009
When the HTC Magic made its first trip through the halls of the FCC, there was no indication which U.S. carrier was going to pull the handset out of its’ hat. Over a month passes, and now we find the device back at the FCC but this time it is wearing the branding of T-Mobile USA. The phone becomes the first T-Mobile model to pass through the Feds with both the carrier’s 3G and UMA. Other specs include a 5MP camera, although the European version has 3.2MP one, and Wi-Fi. While availability date and pricing have not been mentioned, it looks like this unit has three choices for a name. There is the chronologically correct but sparse G2, the quaint Sapphire, or the mystical name being used in Europe – the HTC Magic. Does any of the names do it for you, or you have a better idea for this smartphone’s title?
source: FCC via Cellphone Signal