Starting today, the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition is now available while quantities last. The collector’s item phone will be sold in select T-Mobile retail stores and online at T-MobileMyTouch.com. This phone is based off the original myTouch 3G with some new additions like a 3.5 mm headset jack, 16 GB microSD card, and preloaded software.
The myTouch Fender will retail for $179 with a 2yr contract or $449 if purchased alone.
Early reports suggested the myTouch Fender was a 32A version of the HTC Magic, but those were wrong. The 32A version featured 288 MB of RAM and we have now confirmed that the Fender phone has 192 MB of RAM (same as original myTouch 3G).
Update: Users are reporting the myTouch Fender phone does indeed have 288 MB of RAM. T-Mobile posted the wrong specs on their own website.
TmoNews is reporting that this new HTC Magic with the 3.5 mm headset jack will replace the original myTouch 3G and go on sale February 10, 2010.
T-Mobile also confirmed that the myTouch Fender ships with Android 1.6, but it will be upgraded to Android 2.1 in the spring.
If you are a new customer to T-Mobile, we would suggest opting for the Nexus One which can be purchased for the same price with a 2yr contract. You would have to be a huge Fender fan to get this phone, when T-Mobile sells similar Android phones for $99 (Motorola CLIQ).