We've seen T-Mobile's new myTouch leak several times in the past, but today the carrier has come forward and officially announced the new handset. Launching in time for the holidays, the HSPA+-capable myTouch will be available in white, black, plum, or red, and will feature Android 2.2 running on a 3.8-inch, WVGA touchscreen. Under the hood, the myTouch will be sporting a 1 GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p HD video, a front-facing camera for Qik video chat using T-Mobile's network or WiFi, and a pre-installed 8 GB microSD card. In addition, the myTouch will include a Genius Button powered by Dragon Dictation, allowing users to make calls, send texts or emails, and access the Internet using only their voice. On the software side of things, Swype will come preloaded along with HD games like Rock Band, Asphalt 5, and Monopoly. You can check out the full press release below.
In addition to announcing the new myTouch, T-Mobile is also flipping the HSPA+ switch in several new cities across the country. Included in the latest roll out is Huntsville, Ala.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Biloxi, and Gulfport, Miss.; Omaha, Neb.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Norfolk, Va.
Along with the G2, T-Mobile's new myTouch has been catapulting to the front of the Android race thanks to the fact that it's running Android 2.2 out of the box, is able to take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and has a shiny new 1 GHz Snapdragon chip. The fact that the myTouch is able to make video calls over both WiFi and T-Mo's network is another huge selling point. All we need now is the all-important pricing information. So T-Mobile now offers two high-end, HSPA+-ready Android handsets in the G2 and the myTouch. Who ya got?
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, customers can hold video conversations with friends and family who have a new T-Mobile myTouch, other compatible mobile device or capable PC. Customers can even see who is available to chat through presence information integrated into the myTouch's address book.
"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 development, 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.