T-Mobile is once again putting Dwayne Wade and Charles Barkley into the game, this time to use their on-screen chemistry to promote the Android-powered myTouch 3G. D-Wade (”Flash”) and “The Round Mound of Rebound” deliver the goods as they play well off one another as Wade demonstrates some of the power of the myTouch 3G and the Android OS. Take a look at the commercial and enjoy the Wade-Barkley banter.
From now through December 20, T-Mobile is offering up a great holiday deal for new subscribers — buy any smartphone and get another smartphone for free. That’s right — ANY smartphone on T-Mobile’s network. All you have to do is activate two new lines of service to take advantage of this promotion.
If you’re signing up a couple lines of service on T-Mobile, why not buy one myTouch 3G, Motorola CLIQ, or Samsung Behold II and get a second one for the low price of FREE? Just be sure to check first with your nearby T-Mobile store to make sure they are participating in this promotion. Which phones will you get?
Best Buy is making this holiday season even brighter and more full of cheer with the news that they will be offering five (5) Android handsets for $99.99 each, no mail-in rebate required. The smartphones eligible for this price are the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment from Sprint, the myTouch 3G and Motorola CLIQ from T-Mobile, and the HTC DROID Eris from Verizon. No availability dates are yet known, but it may be a fair bet that we will see this pricing rolled out by Black Friday (this friday!) if Best Buy and the carriers want to get a jump on the holiday shopping feeding frenzy.
Although sluggish, slow and in need of further refinement, the industrious folks over at XDA-Developers have ported Android 2.0 to a T-Mobile G1. The G1 is underpowered to handle this Eclair goodness and should really stick to a Donut diet, but it’s fun and interesting to see what can be done with a little ROM cooking. The fact it’s running at all on the G1 provides a glimmer of hope that XDA-Developers may be able to refine it enough to have Android 2.0 running on a G1/Dream and even the myTouch 3G/Magic on a daily basis. We won’t hold our collective breath, but take a look at the video and see for yourself.
With the myTouch 3G as TMobile’s featured Android-powered phone right now and the Motorola CLIQ! arriving shortly, it’s a fire sale over at T-Mobile for the original Android flagship handset, the G1. At only $129.99, this is a great price for a great piece of hardware and an excellent Android OS. To get this deal, you may have to do a little hunting over on T-Mobile’s website because as we mentioned, the myTouch 3G is the bee’s knees right now on the T-Mobile site. If you’ve been holding out on picking up an Android phone, it’s doesn’t get much better than $129.99 for the G1.
Thanks to Oprah’s 24th season and incredible promotional power, you can now pick up an Android-based myTouch 3G from T-Mobile for just $99. When checking out at the online T-Mobile store, just enter “KICKOFF24″ in the Promotion Code box and save an instant $100. Of course, this promotional price requires a 2-year contract with T-Mobile. What a sweet deal! But hurry – this offer is only good through September 24th, so act now! We appreciate it, Oprah.
We never thought we would have the chance to mention Oprah and anything Android in the same story, unless it was some kind of Android/celebrity sighting. Rumor has it, however, that Oprah’s first show of her 24th season will include a huge promotion for T-Mobile and the myTouch 3G, giving customers $100 off instantly for the hot Android handset. According to the Chicago Tribune, part of Michigan Avenue in Chicago will be closed down on September 8th for live filming of her show. The show will air a couple days later, on September 10th, and the $100 off promo will run through September 24th via a “Special Web Offers” link on Oprah’s web site. Remember this is all rumor, so stay tuned to Oprah on the 10th for confirmation.
Just after the release of the Android-powered MyTouch 3G phone on T-Mobile, the popular TeleNav has just announced a turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for the MyTouch 3G. The app is a stand-alone GPS system that features 3D maps, display of local points of interest, gas prices, businesses, restaurant reviews, and more. TeleNav also displays traffic information on streets and highways. The app is available now (Aug. 5) through the Android Market with a 30-day free trial, then for $9.99 per month, $99 per year, and $249.99 for four years. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
With T-Mobile USA focused on rolling out the myTouch 3G, the folks on the other side of the pond are soon to have the HTC Hero, and T-Mobile UK is dubbing it the G2 Touch. This renaming (formerly G1 Touch) was revealed via a couple Tweets from the T-Mobile UK Official Twitter account and snagged by phandroid.com.
The renaming of T-Mobile UK’s HTC Hero is interesting in that it keeps the association with the G1, the first Android handset, while making a connection to the myTouch 3G that will show up in the U.S. Regardless of what they name it, will the G1 Touch/G2 Touch/G2 find it’s way into your pocket or purse as your go-to smartphone?
So, we all thought that “Google experience” smartphones would not offer Microsoft Exchange support, but guess what – it looks like Google has no problem with this at all. As the T-Mobile myTouch 3G now seems to feature both the “with Google” logo and Exchange support, EngadgetMobile informs that a Google representative has told it that it has “never been Google’s policy” to restrict “Google experience” phones from having Exchange support.