Jun 25 AT 10:03 PM Taylor Wimberly 29 Comments

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Coming August 5th

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G goes on presale July 8th-28th, but when does it actually hit stores?  I had been looking for this information and could not find it publicly released.  Rumors I have read placed the launch sometime in August.

While browsing my Feedburner stats today, I noticed a new uncommon use from a domain I did not recognize.  I typed in the URL and discovered the dev server for the official myTouch 3G website.  To my surprise, they had a countdown widget in the lower corner that said “myTouch 3G in stores”.

After doing the math, I discovered the launch date to be August 5th, 2009.  I needed to see how the widget was calculating the date, so I viewed the page source.  A quick search revealed what I was looking for:

var launchTime = new Date(2009, 7, 5, 12, 0);

If you don’t know javascript, you might think the date was 7/5, but we know that is incorrect because the phone does not go on presale till 7/8.  When calculating dates, January is the 0 month.  So the actual launch date that is coded into the myTouch 3G launch site is August 5th.

I’m not going to share the dev server URL, but I took screen shots of the countdown widget and javascript.  I really doubt anyone would go through the trouble to fake this, so I would assume it is real.  You be the judge.

Update:  August 5th is the same date in the leaked T-Mobile roadmap so I think this confirms the launch.

The myTouch 3G will be T-Mobile's 2nd Android phone.

The myTouch 3G will be T-Mobile's 2nd Android phone.

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