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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  1. nEx.SoftwareGuest 6 years ago

    Nice sleuthing!

  2. WINGNUTTGuest 6 years ago

    You could have also just added the remaining time till release to the time it is now

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  4. bobGuest 6 years ago

    ha ha, nice work!

  5. MIchaelGuest 6 years ago

    You mind sharing the link :)

  6. JacobGuest 6 years ago

    Just have to say, I’m impressed :]

  7. Dr.JeckylGuest 6 years ago

    Well played sir, well played.

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  12. jeffGuest 6 years ago

    in the end who cares though… myTouch is already a generation behind the Hero….So consider August 5th your first chance to buy an outdated phone

    • frankGuest 6 years ago

      No kidding. I’ve got an old iphone, and I want to get an android phone, but I don’t want to be eating day old bagels.

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  16. frankGuest 6 years ago

    Why wouldn’t you share the URL?

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  20. JoeGuest 6 years ago

    You know I am up for renewal on my tmobile contract and I like all these phones coming out but their network is just horrible. In phoenix and drop calls constantly. I am worried that if I spend more money on another phone from this carrier and get locked into another contract then I will regret it. Anyone have any carrier comparison sites…

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  24. nEx.SoftwareGuest 6 years ago

    I’ve never dropped a call in the nine years I’ve been with T-Mobile. Phoenix area.

  25. StephanieGuest 6 years ago

    Joe – It all depends on the phone. I used to drop calls on my sidekick 3 all the time, but I never had problems with the blackberry curve.

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