Oct 04 AT 1:08 PM Nick Gray 58 Comments

T-Mobile announces the new myTouch

Early this morning, T-Mobile announced the new myTouch.  The new T-Mobile myTouch features  Qualcomm’s second-gen 1GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, a 3.8 inch WVGA capacitive display, 5MP camera capable of 720p video recording, front-facing camera for video calling (through Qik and yahoo Messenger), and the Genius button.  Just like HTC’s recently announced Desire HD and Desire Z, the new T-Mobile myTouch will feature Screen Share software for sharing pictures, music, and video over DLNA.  And of course, the T-Mobile myTouch will feature support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.  The phone will be running on Android 2.2 and we’re assuming that it will also feature the Espresso build of HTC Sense.

Pricing and availability for the T-Mobile myTouch are still unknown, but the press release does mention that the handset will be available in time for the holidays. We’d suggest you start saving your money now since we wouldn’t expect the T-Mobile myTouch to sell for less than $199 with a new two year agreement.

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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 Androidâ„¢-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 Buttonâ„¢, powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance, which lets customers call, text, e-mail or access the internet with a simple voice command; Faves Galleryâ„¢ , 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® Snapdragonâ„¢ 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 Marketâ„¢ 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 G2â„¢, as well as the webConnect Rocketâ„¢ 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.2

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1 Based on 4G speeds currently available to mobile device users in the U.S. Device has theoretical capability of 14.4 Mbps. HSPA+ coverage is rapidly expanding, but it is not currently available everywhere. For more details on where T-Mobile network coverage is available, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

2 Improved speeds vary, due in part to device capabilities.

T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. stick together and myTouch are registered trademarks, and Genius Button, Faves Gallery, G2 and webConnect Rocket are trademarks of T-Mobile USA. Google, Android, and Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc. Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Inc. Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the second quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project” and “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place too much reliance on them. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond Deutsche Telekom’s control, including, without limitation, those factors set forth in “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” contained in Deutsche Telekom’s annual report. If these or other risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, Deutsche Telekom’s actual results may be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Deutsche Telekom does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: T-Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • SliestDragon

    I don’t really care for this phone that much. I think the G2 looks way nicer then this. Although the front facing camera is a nice touch.

  • http://Website GregS

    FFC, camera flash, 3.8″ screen, 1GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, WIFI calling = PERFECT!

  • http://Website GabMacFadden

    I think the screen could bea little bigger…

  • jakmayhopher

    well im pissed! cause im still stuck with the original myTouch…i wonder if there would be a new upgrade for it… :( but of course there wont be.

    • Nick Gray

      How long have you had the original myTouch? I’m not sure if it will apply to you, but a lot of G1 owners noticed that they were eligible for full upgrades to a new phone after only 12 months. Check your account online, you might get lucky.

    • http://Website @NEIDLINGER

      Just go get the phone.

      i am.

      FULL PRICE BABY, don’t want any contracts.

      • http://Website Tservo

        I too am contract free and boy is it refreshing, of course if I want a new phone I am stuck with full retail. Although this might be the phone that makes me hang up my Nexus One, probably not though.

        • uzunoff

          If the phone had vanilla Android, I will get it. Unfortunately the Sense UI is a guarantee for a long wait for upgrades. That’s why I will be sticking with my nexus, at least for now.
          Although I don’t think I will be sigining another contract for a phone. Full price for this guy. Just makes more sense and costs you less. And of course you avoid the early temination fees

  • http://Website tk

    I like the hardware with it being touchscreen only and having a front camera. But I have the Vibrant right now which has amazing hardware but now i’m planning on switching to the G2.

    I just can’t get myself to like custom UI’s. Even HTC’s great Sense UI I don’t prefer over stock Android’s clean simple “Googley” look. And then if this thing is running Espresso then there’s no way I would get this, that UI is hideous, no idea what T-Mobile is thinking, its even worse than TouchWiz.

    But that’s not even the main reason I want the G2 over all the other phones. Homescreens I can fix with LauncherPro/ADW etc…. but the wait for updates just pisses me off. HTC has been the best with updates, but i’d rather get one that is pure stock (well with a few T-Mo decisions) and get my updates first since i’m too impatient to wait.

    and this is completely off topic, but i’m pretty sure i’ll never be buying another Samsung phone again. So dissapointed with them, after the Behold II fiasco I thought they would have learned and doesn’t look like it. I mean how in the world do you release a $500 phone with a broken GPS? Are you serious? And then to not even make it your top priority and fix it quickly? The funny thing is it shows how weak of a company T-Mo is. Every other carrier has had it fixed yet Samsung is treating T-Mo like shit and T-Mo doesn’t even have the balls to demand the update. And lastly, i can’t believe Samsung hasn’t got the 2.2 update out when they only have ONE line of phones ot update, HTC and Motorola had various different phones to update and they’ve updated all of them. The thing that pisses me off is I convinced at least 8 other people to get the Vibrant and now I have to hear from them how the GPS sucks and the phone freezes up. And thats not to mention the stupid lag the phone has because Samsung has some retarded software engineers.

    • http://Website Mike c

      I could not agree with you more. I had the behold2 and I reluctantly got the vibrant thinking they couldn’t be that stupid twice. Guess I was wrong. And t mobile just bends and takes it over and over again…

      • http://Website John

        I’ll be glad to take that vibrant off your hands then. You guys need to relax, granted it’s not out the minute it hits the streets, they have to test to make sure everything works just fine.

        If you’re that much in a hurry to get Froyo just root your phone and call it a day.

        • http://Website Drew

          I’m with Tk and Mike C. I believe you get what you pay for, and if you’re dropping five hundred dollars on a “top tier” phone, then it should be released with up-to-date software, and the bugs should be minor.. not glaring.
          As small a thing as GPS is.. there are so many apps that use it, that it pretty much is an essential component of the phone. It’s like having a key pad that’s missing a vowel.. ridiculous!
          -Behold 2 owner

    • http://Website anon

      You can get past any UI with ADW Launcher (for example). This only helps with looks and not updates. But it does help.

    • uzunoff

      Completely agree with you. Not only about the stock Android but for Samsung as well.
      It seems to me that after the Behold fiasco Samsung just pushed the phone out, released the source code and hope that the Android community will pick up the support for them.
      I am in the same boat as youfor convincing ppl to get the vibrant. G2 should have been out sooner.

  • http://Website Chancy

    That’s an awesome phone. I just wish it had a physical keyboard. :(

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  • http://Website Andrew

    I still can find no reason to switch from my Nexus One (T-Mobile)… Great phone, great hardware, stock Android, now running 2.2.1 We always get updates first and now that it’s the official dev phone, pretty much guarantee everything will run on itnicely. You all should have grabbed one when you had the chance.

    • http://Website @neidlinger

      you know the T-Mobile MyTouch3G was going to be the “first” Nexus One. It was going to be called the Google Ion, go ahead look it up….

      why don’t you get one of those and run with the true big ballers. If it was for Cyanogen that phone /the nexus one/ would be nothing more than a Razr.

      • http://Website CTown

        The Nexus One is the Android Developer Phone 3 (ADP3), whereas, the HTC Vision (G1) was the ADP1 and the HTC Magic (MyTouch, Ion) was the ADP2. When the Nexus One came out I thought there would never be a G2 and the Nexus name replaces the “G” name, I was wrong!

        • http://Website Virtue

          It wasn’t called the HTC Vision. That’s the codename for the G2. The G1′s codename was the HTC Dream.

    • http://Website @neidlinger

      you know the T-Mobile MyTouch3G was going to be the “first” Nexus One. It was going to be called the Google Ion, go ahead look it up….

      why don’t you get one of those and run with the true old school, big ballers. If it was for Cyanogen that phone /the nexus one/ would be nothing more than a Razr.

    • http://Website anthony

      Andrew I gotta agree with you the nexus one after all this time is still the sweet spot for many. I must say there are a lot of other phones with bedford specs but right now still no game changers. I will keep my sexy nexus until I see a dual core with vanilla endorsed by google and then perhaps I retire my nexus. The nexus still to this day is no ones bitch lol

  • http://Website hexmaster

    why is this phone ridiculously ugly

    • http://Website Virtue

      How come we’re the only ones who think that? SNAP OUT OF IT PEOPLE!!! PLASTIC ISN’T SEXY!!!

  • http://Website Born2lose

    This was the phone i have been waiting for. But the screen and processor don’t live up to my wants. Im so disappointed. It looks like it’s time to root my original Mytouch 3g, I can wait a few months for something better.

    • Nick Gray

      I wonder how many times i’m going to need to remind you guys that the second generation Snapdragon processors are nearly twice as powerful at the chips they started shipping last year. Though the processor clock speeds are set at 1GHz, the MSM8x55 is vastly more capable than the QSD8x50 found in the Nexus One, HTC Desire, and EVO 4G.

      I’m not sure how that could be disappointing.

      MSM8x55, myTouch chipset: up to 41M triangles/sec and 245M 3D pixels/se with dedicated 2D Open VG graphics hardware

      QSD8x50, Nexus One’s chipset: up to 22M triangles/sec and 133M 3D pixels/sec

    • http://Website jthc

      Um, the processor is probably the faster than anything else shipping right now. It’s got the same processor as the G2 but running at 1Ghz rather than 800Mhz. Benchmarks already show the G2 running almost equal to the Galaxy S’s Hummingbird, so I imagine a 25% clock bump will make it the fastest phone out there.

      • http://Website born2lose

        I know how fast this processor is. But you know something better will come out a couple months later. All i was saying is that this isn’t what i was hoping for. It will be a great phone but its just not for me.

  • http://Website Randompat

    Damn this is tempting because I recently got my G2 and I love it. I think I can do without the front facing camera although it would be nice to have. Also it would be nice if the G2 was clocked 1ghz instead of 800 mhz. Eh, the google experience phones get updates much quicker. I just hope we don’t get screwed when gingerbread and honeycomb are released.

  • http://Website Ivan

    I thought this phone was suppose to have a dual core processor/

    • Nick Gray

      Yeah, that leaked T-Mobile document was most likely referring to the processor which has a dedicated GPU. They cleverly described it has being a “dual processor”

  • http://www.mobilerealityking.com Mobile Reality King

    For those interested in the G2:

    I spent about 15 minutes at my local TMobile store Today playing with a G2-

    first thing I noticed was- they had a ZIP TIE holding the keyboard closed.

    HMMM.. wonder what issue might have led to that.. it ticked me off, so I pried the ziptie off and sure enough, that was the floppiest, loosest keyboard I’d ever seen.

    Basically, if you hold the phone in the flat palm of your hand screen side up, and then hold the side and turn your hand over so the screen faces down.. about 2/3rd of the way into turning the phone over, the keyboard *flops* open and just kinda hangs there open.

    In fact, the mechanical mechanism allows it to stay open and just kinda swing back and forth when you hold the phone screen side down. There was NO SPRINGYNESS to speak of- it would literally just fall open, and then swing back and forth when upside down.

    It seems so bad, in fact, that I was laughing out loud that they would approve this design and let it ship out.

    But thats not all- when holding the G2 in you hand screen side up and you open the keyboard, the screen part really lifts up and away from the bottom part of the unit- it seems like at max height it was jacked up about an inch, which the only thing holding the 2 halves together being those thin plastic hinges.

    I was almost tempted to give the store unit a good twist in this position, because it sure as heck felt like I could snap the top half right off- or at least rack it out of shape pretty good.

    Combine that with the easy flop open, and youre gonna have a messed up phone if you drop it a few times.

    All that being said, there were some things I liked seeing, and some others I didnt-

    first thing I liked was that even in my podunk BFE town, the phone had a big ol H in the upper right, which I assume meant a full HSPA connection. It definitely opened webpages really fast.

    Another thing I liked was when I went to my browser load testing page: my.yahoo.com

    it opened fast, and when I opened a new story link in a new window, and then came back to MyYahoo, it didnt force me to reload the whole page again. It worked like a desktop browser and the page was just sitting there fully loaded ready to go. Not the case on my G1- it has to reload it.

    Second test was going into the browser cold turkey from the homepage- how long did it kinda hang there loading before I could quickly go to a bookmark? on the G2 it was instant- I opened the browser, and regardless of what the default home page or the last page visited was- I could instantly access bookmarks or type in a new url.

    The dedicated www/.com key was pretty nice and handy.

    Some stuff I DIDNT like:

    * Still no folders in the browser bookmarks. What up with that? We gotta have a huge single list?

    * The keys didnt seem to light up. Maybe there is a light sensor, I dunno. I cupped my hands over the phone and peeked inside and the keys did not seem to be glowing.

    * The ALT and regular keyboard markings are too similar. On the G1 you can see what ALT will do because those characters are clearly marked in blue, while the regualr keypress char is shown in white.

    on the G2 they are white and a light grey which makes the keyboard look like a big jumbled mess.

    * HUGE shift keys and small ENTER key. Who thought this up? TWO GIANT shift keys? ehh..
    I kept trying to hit enter and got the shift key instead. pretty silly design. I’d rather have an obvious enter key, or slim those shift keys down to make room for a nice up/down/left/right set of arrow keys on the right hand side… seems like a no brainer.

    * The Menu/ End/ Back buttons didnt light up. You use these constantly, and on the G2 they are not a dedicated key anymore- just a smooth area of the screen- so at least you need them to glow so you can hit them easily and quickly. Nope- it was like they were trying to hide. They were a bit small too. I found it annoying. At least the haptic feedback has a nice feel.

    * The keyboard in general feels small and cramped. The keys themselves are pretty nice and have a good feel, and the keyboard is actually wider. But the height is pretty small- much smaller than a G1 and as a result I felt like I was jammed into a thin row of keys.

    * The optical trakpad does not let you cruz around in link-dense pages as easily as a trakball. it just doesnt.

    more–

    The unit itself is noticeably thinner than the G1 even though the screen is a good deal bigger.. so thats nice.

    The phone seems like it still has alot of pleasant suprises in it- but the issues I had with it listed above were enough to make me say “meeehhh” and leave the store after awhile.

    conclusion- still hanging on to my G1 until the holiday season to see what might suprise us…

    • SliestDragon

      Not every G2 has the floppy keyboard issue, although with T-Mobile stores like the one you went to make it seem like every G2 has that problem. Aren’t the people at the store smart enough to trade it out with a working unit and not zip-tie it? I mean I have seen many unboxings and reviews of the G2 without that problem, but T-Mobile stores like that just make the phone look bad, with the appearance that every unit has that problem…

    • http://Website Eddie Android

      Actually the hinges are metal not plastic but yeah I played with one yesterday and didn’t like the fragileness of the screen. Maybe they should’ve put little magnets like the Sidekicks to keep the screen in place but that would interfere with the Digital compass.

      • Uncemister

        Yes! That was one thing I loved back when I was rocking sidekicks. Those magnets held the swivel screen in place like nobodys business!

    • http://www.minormakeswork.com Sean

      most of the T-mobile stores around here (kansas city, MO) always seem to put up a display phone in THE WORST possible condition. Just about every slider that they put up is falling apart. I was checking out the MyTouch slide and it just KEPT sliding lol. split in two haha.

      I need to go the store and see how they feel in hand. if they’re nice I’ll probably be selling my vibrant.

  • http://www.mobilerealityking.com Mobile Reality King

    Haha yeah- it is definitely the sucessor to the G1- seems every “G” phone will have to have a keyboard issue that requires you to buy and return 3-4 units before you find a good one..

    at least it wasnt creaky ;)

  • Kevinthebox

    Wait a second T-Mobile, whatever happened to the Froyo update (MT3G) you guys promised us in your quartely magazine???!!!!

    Anyway, this phone looks sexy, but isn’t anything mindblowing. The FFC isn’t a big deal, hopefuly T-Mobile see’s this as “their phone” and equip it with the necesary updates.

    • Kevinthebox

      Or perhaps they plan on updating the MT3G when they release this phone??????? Hmmm, T-Mobile get your heads outta your ar.ses and update our phones like you promised us so long ago ! -.-

    • http://Website Nick

      I don’t recall T-Mobile promising Froyo for the MT3G, but their magazine did say that they would be bringing Android 2.1 to it. HTC has only recently released their Android 2.1 update for the HTC Magic (MT3G) in Europe. The update should be coming, but I do agree that T-Mobile is taking a bit too long to roll it out.

  • http://Website adam

    T-mobile suck on android since the last u guys got in oct 09. U guys got 1 update that was in june for behld 2. How many phones does T-Mobile release since then mytouch fender,cliq, cliq qt,Samsung galaxy s and mytouch slide. All those phone since nov 09-july 15 2010. Now update? Tmobile=fail to update customer no wonder android user go to verizon and sprint. Since then verizon update all their devices expect Motorola devour .

    But Droid Eris got android 2.1 os in may 10.
    Droid 1 got 2.0.1 in Dec 09,2.1 os in late March, 2.2 os in August 3rd..
    Droid incredible got 2.2 os in late August.
    Droid x has 2.2 os since Sept 23.
    Droid 2 so far came preloaded with 2.2os.

    Sprint update both HTC hero and Samsung moment 2.1 os in may 8th and 19th from 1.5 os.

    T-Mobile yet to communicate with their partners. Just like they with their blackberry owners with update 5.0 os back in 2008. Verizon got the update T-Mobile told the customer to stay 4.5 os. T-Mobile suck with update back then and still now.

  • http://Website adam

    Fyi htc evo came out a week before mytouch slide. Jun 3rd 2010 got the update 2 month from 2.1 os to 2.2 os. So sprint is better with update then slow t-maybe.

  • http://Website bacon

    nice specs but looks cheap and plasticy just like all the mytouch devices.

    • http://Website Nick

      Agree 100%. If you put this new device next to the new G2, it looks like it’s something your kick picked up from Toys R US. T-Mobile still has this mentality that they are catering to 15 year olds.

  • http://Website adam

    @Mobile Reality King. Google g1 is a good phone if u know how to hack the phone, you can make t-mobile lineup look bad probably wouldn’t want to upgrade as the apps2sd of the hacker like xda developer is better then Google version. I have g1 and droid and i love both phone but until t-mobile allow users to get more memory and not lie like they did with Samsung galaxy S saying it has 16 gb and overall u only can use 1.5gb. Users already report that g2 has 1.5 to 2.0 gb instead of having 3.7gb like my ipod that has 4gb has that memory. Smh when will t-mobile learn. Until then im going to stay with Verizon.

  • http://Website anthony

    Okay I wasn’t going to say this but I must. This T-Mobile phone as well as the g2 are epic failures. The reason is right in your face. The phones are both new but still lags behind other phones that are already out. The processors are knocking down doors question are these phones better that the galaxy,droids or evo if you thinks so consider the camera and internal memory. I think this phone will be old news in a weekend
    Verizon will grab this same phone and once again give it steroids. Tmobile better start getting game changers and not dollar day late phones. The phone they are offering at best are on par months late get it. I still can’t find a valid reason to retire my nexus for any of these soon to be dinosaurs. We need a dual core phone with a legit internal memory. The truth is tmobile isn’t leading the pack they are getting what’s left on the table nice phones but still lacking. Htc is probably working on a big boy for another carrier and threw tmobile these rejects to clear the lines. I am not trying to rain on parades but if u look at donuts to donuts ur getting squeezed again. 800 or 1g chip qualcom new chip bfd all the same dual chips are upon us yet u praise a new release that’s well nothing new. We sorry u are truly cattle if you jump on these old sorry new releases

  • http://Website Derek

    Hmmm Should I get myTouch or G2? The camera looks pretty cool on myTouch but I’m really tired of typing on the screen so I may get G2.

    I’m probably going to have to buy it at full price because I got the original myTouch 3G when it came out and that hasn’t been 2 years.

    • http://Website Nick

      My vote is for the G2. I’ve been enjoying it for 5 days now and can say that it’s one of the best phones I have ever used (better than the Nexus One and my EVO). I’m hoping the Z hinge issue gets resolved soon, but that’s really the only drawback I have seen so far.

      • http://www.mobilerealityking.com Mobile Reality King

        How is your Z-hinge? Does it flop open?

        How would they resolve it- give you a new one?

  • http://Website Kimbo

    Does anyone know if either of these phones can act as a WiFi hotspot? I’m definitely leaning towards the G2… stock Froyo + physical KB FTW.

  • http://www.emagenstudios.com Jesse

    Looks like a nice phone. The design is different but again the great thing about Android is choice. I do like the little three contact sensors on the side like my N1 has on the bottom. I wonder if they have three more on the botton.

    I’m excited to play with this phone. My contract is up next March. I will be honest though. I’m secretly hoping for a Nexus 2 with awesome specs and a front facing camera.

    I can dream can’t I…

  • http://Website AndroidLuvR3R

    SHOULD I GET THIS PHONE ON RELEASE OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR “PROJECT EMERALD” ? PROJECT EMERALD SOUNDS LIKE A SUPER PHONE WORTH WAITING FOR……………

    • http://Website anthony

      I would wait project emerald might offer much more these phones aren’t dual cores. I think there are on par at best which ain’t saying much for new releases. The dual cores are coming once they come those phones will be paper weights seriously why didn’t the g2 have a FCC and perhaps a bigger screen just seems like N1 spare parts plus key board. I love my N1 but its almost a year old now but fortunately for me I see no need to upgrade. The seperation between my N1 and the top dog is silly besides N1 still will get latest updates first. I look to move ahead not back step

  • http://Website adam

    @nick stop lying u dont have nexus one and evo??? ummmm lies who will spent money to get a phone like evo and nexus one to get this??? Anyone with a brain would wait for next year until phone with better spec comes out.

  • http://Website adam

    @derek get the g2 better the mytouch line are for kids no offience. Those google android phones are just to kiddish.

  • Dominicandroid809

    I am deaf want buy a phone with ffc that’s all. Mytouch hd slide front screen touch but I wish that addition under screen touch double screen physical keyboard slide (not qwerty keyboard) like that..well something about missing….

  1. I don’t really care for this phone that much. I think the G2 looks way nicer then this. Although the front facing camera is a nice touch.

  2. GregSGuest 5 years ago

    FFC, camera flash, 3.8″ screen, 1GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, WIFI calling = PERFECT!

  3. GabMacFaddenGuest 5 years ago

    I think the screen could bea little bigger…

  4. well im pissed! cause im still stuck with the original myTouch…i wonder if there would be a new upgrade for it… :( but of course there wont be.

    • How long have you had the original myTouch? I’m not sure if it will apply to you, but a lot of G1 owners noticed that they were eligible for full upgrades to a new phone after only 12 months. Check your account online, you might get lucky.

    • @NEIDLINGERGuest 5 years ago

      Just go get the phone.

      i am.

      FULL PRICE BABY, don’t want any contracts.

      • TservoGuest 5 years ago

        I too am contract free and boy is it refreshing, of course if I want a new phone I am stuck with full retail. Although this might be the phone that makes me hang up my Nexus One, probably not though.

        • If the phone had vanilla Android, I will get it. Unfortunately the Sense UI is a guarantee for a long wait for upgrades. That’s why I will be sticking with my nexus, at least for now.
          Although I don’t think I will be sigining another contract for a phone. Full price for this guy. Just makes more sense and costs you less. And of course you avoid the early temination fees

  5. tkGuest 5 years ago

    I like the hardware with it being touchscreen only and having a front camera. But I have the Vibrant right now which has amazing hardware but now i’m planning on switching to the G2.

    I just can’t get myself to like custom UI’s. Even HTC’s great Sense UI I don’t prefer over stock Android’s clean simple “Googley” look. And then if this thing is running Espresso then there’s no way I would get this, that UI is hideous, no idea what T-Mobile is thinking, its even worse than TouchWiz.

    But that’s not even the main reason I want the G2 over all the other phones. Homescreens I can fix with LauncherPro/ADW etc…. but the wait for updates just pisses me off. HTC has been the best with updates, but i’d rather get one that is pure stock (well with a few T-Mo decisions) and get my updates first since i’m too impatient to wait.

    and this is completely off topic, but i’m pretty sure i’ll never be buying another Samsung phone again. So dissapointed with them, after the Behold II fiasco I thought they would have learned and doesn’t look like it. I mean how in the world do you release a $500 phone with a broken GPS? Are you serious? And then to not even make it your top priority and fix it quickly? The funny thing is it shows how weak of a company T-Mo is. Every other carrier has had it fixed yet Samsung is treating T-Mo like shit and T-Mo doesn’t even have the balls to demand the update. And lastly, i can’t believe Samsung hasn’t got the 2.2 update out when they only have ONE line of phones ot update, HTC and Motorola had various different phones to update and they’ve updated all of them. The thing that pisses me off is I convinced at least 8 other people to get the Vibrant and now I have to hear from them how the GPS sucks and the phone freezes up. And thats not to mention the stupid lag the phone has because Samsung has some retarded software engineers.

    • Mike cGuest 5 years ago

      I could not agree with you more. I had the behold2 and I reluctantly got the vibrant thinking they couldn’t be that stupid twice. Guess I was wrong. And t mobile just bends and takes it over and over again…

      • JohnGuest 5 years ago

        I’ll be glad to take that vibrant off your hands then. You guys need to relax, granted it’s not out the minute it hits the streets, they have to test to make sure everything works just fine.

        If you’re that much in a hurry to get Froyo just root your phone and call it a day.

        • DrewGuest 5 years ago

          I’m with Tk and Mike C. I believe you get what you pay for, and if you’re dropping five hundred dollars on a “top tier” phone, then it should be released with up-to-date software, and the bugs should be minor.. not glaring.
          As small a thing as GPS is.. there are so many apps that use it, that it pretty much is an essential component of the phone. It’s like having a key pad that’s missing a vowel.. ridiculous!
          -Behold 2 owner

    • anonGuest 5 years ago

      You can get past any UI with ADW Launcher (for example). This only helps with looks and not updates. But it does help.

    • Completely agree with you. Not only about the stock Android but for Samsung as well.
      It seems to me that after the Behold fiasco Samsung just pushed the phone out, released the source code and hope that the Android community will pick up the support for them.
      I am in the same boat as youfor convincing ppl to get the vibrant. G2 should have been out sooner.

  6. ChancyGuest 5 years ago

    That’s an awesome phone. I just wish it had a physical keyboard. :(

  7. RubenGuest 5 years ago

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  8. AndrewGuest 5 years ago

    I still can find no reason to switch from my Nexus One (T-Mobile)… Great phone, great hardware, stock Android, now running 2.2.1 We always get updates first and now that it’s the official dev phone, pretty much guarantee everything will run on itnicely. You all should have grabbed one when you had the chance.

    • @neidlingerGuest 5 years ago

      you know the T-Mobile MyTouch3G was going to be the “first” Nexus One. It was going to be called the Google Ion, go ahead look it up….

      why don’t you get one of those and run with the true big ballers. If it was for Cyanogen that phone /the nexus one/ would be nothing more than a Razr.

      • CTownGuest 5 years ago

        The Nexus One is the Android Developer Phone 3 (ADP3), whereas, the HTC Vision (G1) was the ADP1 and the HTC Magic (MyTouch, Ion) was the ADP2. When the Nexus One came out I thought there would never be a G2 and the Nexus name replaces the “G” name, I was wrong!

        • VirtueGuest 5 years ago

          It wasn’t called the HTC Vision. That’s the codename for the G2. The G1′s codename was the HTC Dream.

    • @neidlingerGuest 5 years ago

      you know the T-Mobile MyTouch3G was going to be the “first” Nexus One. It was going to be called the Google Ion, go ahead look it up….

      why don’t you get one of those and run with the true old school, big ballers. If it was for Cyanogen that phone /the nexus one/ would be nothing more than a Razr.

    • anthonyGuest 5 years ago

      Andrew I gotta agree with you the nexus one after all this time is still the sweet spot for many. I must say there are a lot of other phones with bedford specs but right now still no game changers. I will keep my sexy nexus until I see a dual core with vanilla endorsed by google and then perhaps I retire my nexus. The nexus still to this day is no ones bitch lol

  9. hexmasterGuest 5 years ago

    why is this phone ridiculously ugly

    • VirtueGuest 5 years ago

      How come we’re the only ones who think that? SNAP OUT OF IT PEOPLE!!! PLASTIC ISN’T SEXY!!!

  10. Born2loseGuest 5 years ago

    This was the phone i have been waiting for. But the screen and processor don’t live up to my wants. Im so disappointed. It looks like it’s time to root my original Mytouch 3g, I can wait a few months for something better.

    • I wonder how many times i’m going to need to remind you guys that the second generation Snapdragon processors are nearly twice as powerful at the chips they started shipping last year. Though the processor clock speeds are set at 1GHz, the MSM8x55 is vastly more capable than the QSD8x50 found in the Nexus One, HTC Desire, and EVO 4G.

      I’m not sure how that could be disappointing.

      MSM8x55, myTouch chipset: up to 41M triangles/sec and 245M 3D pixels/se with dedicated 2D Open VG graphics hardware

      QSD8x50, Nexus One’s chipset: up to 22M triangles/sec and 133M 3D pixels/sec

    • jthcGuest 5 years ago

      Um, the processor is probably the faster than anything else shipping right now. It’s got the same processor as the G2 but running at 1Ghz rather than 800Mhz. Benchmarks already show the G2 running almost equal to the Galaxy S’s Hummingbird, so I imagine a 25% clock bump will make it the fastest phone out there.

      • born2loseGuest 5 years ago

        I know how fast this processor is. But you know something better will come out a couple months later. All i was saying is that this isn’t what i was hoping for. It will be a great phone but its just not for me.

  11. RandompatGuest 5 years ago

    Damn this is tempting because I recently got my G2 and I love it. I think I can do without the front facing camera although it would be nice to have. Also it would be nice if the G2 was clocked 1ghz instead of 800 mhz. Eh, the google experience phones get updates much quicker. I just hope we don’t get screwed when gingerbread and honeycomb are released.

  12. IvanGuest 5 years ago

    I thought this phone was suppose to have a dual core processor/

    • Yeah, that leaked T-Mobile document was most likely referring to the processor which has a dedicated GPU. They cleverly described it has being a “dual processor”

  13. Mobile Reality KingGuest 5 years ago

    For those interested in the G2:

    I spent about 15 minutes at my local TMobile store Today playing with a G2-

    first thing I noticed was- they had a ZIP TIE holding the keyboard closed.

    HMMM.. wonder what issue might have led to that.. it ticked me off, so I pried the ziptie off and sure enough, that was the floppiest, loosest keyboard I’d ever seen.

    Basically, if you hold the phone in the flat palm of your hand screen side up, and then hold the side and turn your hand over so the screen faces down.. about 2/3rd of the way into turning the phone over, the keyboard *flops* open and just kinda hangs there open.

    In fact, the mechanical mechanism allows it to stay open and just kinda swing back and forth when you hold the phone screen side down. There was NO SPRINGYNESS to speak of- it would literally just fall open, and then swing back and forth when upside down.

    It seems so bad, in fact, that I was laughing out loud that they would approve this design and let it ship out.

    But thats not all- when holding the G2 in you hand screen side up and you open the keyboard, the screen part really lifts up and away from the bottom part of the unit- it seems like at max height it was jacked up about an inch, which the only thing holding the 2 halves together being those thin plastic hinges.

    I was almost tempted to give the store unit a good twist in this position, because it sure as heck felt like I could snap the top half right off- or at least rack it out of shape pretty good.

    Combine that with the easy flop open, and youre gonna have a messed up phone if you drop it a few times.

    All that being said, there were some things I liked seeing, and some others I didnt-

    first thing I liked was that even in my podunk BFE town, the phone had a big ol H in the upper right, which I assume meant a full HSPA connection. It definitely opened webpages really fast.

    Another thing I liked was when I went to my browser load testing page: my.yahoo.com

    it opened fast, and when I opened a new story link in a new window, and then came back to MyYahoo, it didnt force me to reload the whole page again. It worked like a desktop browser and the page was just sitting there fully loaded ready to go. Not the case on my G1- it has to reload it.

    Second test was going into the browser cold turkey from the homepage- how long did it kinda hang there loading before I could quickly go to a bookmark? on the G2 it was instant- I opened the browser, and regardless of what the default home page or the last page visited was- I could instantly access bookmarks or type in a new url.

    The dedicated www/.com key was pretty nice and handy.

    Some stuff I DIDNT like:

    * Still no folders in the browser bookmarks. What up with that? We gotta have a huge single list?

    * The keys didnt seem to light up. Maybe there is a light sensor, I dunno. I cupped my hands over the phone and peeked inside and the keys did not seem to be glowing.

    * The ALT and regular keyboard markings are too similar. On the G1 you can see what ALT will do because those characters are clearly marked in blue, while the regualr keypress char is shown in white.

    on the G2 they are white and a light grey which makes the keyboard look like a big jumbled mess.

    * HUGE shift keys and small ENTER key. Who thought this up? TWO GIANT shift keys? ehh..
    I kept trying to hit enter and got the shift key instead. pretty silly design. I’d rather have an obvious enter key, or slim those shift keys down to make room for a nice up/down/left/right set of arrow keys on the right hand side… seems like a no brainer.

    * The Menu/ End/ Back buttons didnt light up. You use these constantly, and on the G2 they are not a dedicated key anymore- just a smooth area of the screen- so at least you need them to glow so you can hit them easily and quickly. Nope- it was like they were trying to hide. They were a bit small too. I found it annoying. At least the haptic feedback has a nice feel.

    * The keyboard in general feels small and cramped. The keys themselves are pretty nice and have a good feel, and the keyboard is actually wider. But the height is pretty small- much smaller than a G1 and as a result I felt like I was jammed into a thin row of keys.

    * The optical trakpad does not let you cruz around in link-dense pages as easily as a trakball. it just doesnt.

    more–

    The unit itself is noticeably thinner than the G1 even though the screen is a good deal bigger.. so thats nice.

    The phone seems like it still has alot of pleasant suprises in it- but the issues I had with it listed above were enough to make me say “meeehhh” and leave the store after awhile.

    conclusion- still hanging on to my G1 until the holiday season to see what might suprise us…

    • Not every G2 has the floppy keyboard issue, although with T-Mobile stores like the one you went to make it seem like every G2 has that problem. Aren’t the people at the store smart enough to trade it out with a working unit and not zip-tie it? I mean I have seen many unboxings and reviews of the G2 without that problem, but T-Mobile stores like that just make the phone look bad, with the appearance that every unit has that problem…

    • Eddie AndroidGuest 5 years ago

      Actually the hinges are metal not plastic but yeah I played with one yesterday and didn’t like the fragileness of the screen. Maybe they should’ve put little magnets like the Sidekicks to keep the screen in place but that would interfere with the Digital compass.

      • Yes! That was one thing I loved back when I was rocking sidekicks. Those magnets held the swivel screen in place like nobodys business!

    • SeanGuest 5 years ago

      most of the T-mobile stores around here (kansas city, MO) always seem to put up a display phone in THE WORST possible condition. Just about every slider that they put up is falling apart. I was checking out the MyTouch slide and it just KEPT sliding lol. split in two haha.

      I need to go the store and see how they feel in hand. if they’re nice I’ll probably be selling my vibrant.

  14. Mobile Reality KingGuest 5 years ago

    Haha yeah- it is definitely the sucessor to the G1- seems every “G” phone will have to have a keyboard issue that requires you to buy and return 3-4 units before you find a good one..

    at least it wasnt creaky ;)

  15. Wait a second T-Mobile, whatever happened to the Froyo update (MT3G) you guys promised us in your quartely magazine???!!!!

    Anyway, this phone looks sexy, but isn’t anything mindblowing. The FFC isn’t a big deal, hopefuly T-Mobile see’s this as “their phone” and equip it with the necesary updates.

    • Or perhaps they plan on updating the MT3G when they release this phone??????? Hmmm, T-Mobile get your heads outta your ar.ses and update our phones like you promised us so long ago ! -.-

    • NickGuest 5 years ago

      I don’t recall T-Mobile promising Froyo for the MT3G, but their magazine did say that they would be bringing Android 2.1 to it. HTC has only recently released their Android 2.1 update for the HTC Magic (MT3G) in Europe. The update should be coming, but I do agree that T-Mobile is taking a bit too long to roll it out.

  16. adamGuest 5 years ago

    T-mobile suck on android since the last u guys got in oct 09. U guys got 1 update that was in june for behld 2. How many phones does T-Mobile release since then mytouch fender,cliq, cliq qt,Samsung galaxy s and mytouch slide. All those phone since nov 09-july 15 2010. Now update? Tmobile=fail to update customer no wonder android user go to verizon and sprint. Since then verizon update all their devices expect Motorola devour .

    But Droid Eris got android 2.1 os in may 10.
    Droid 1 got 2.0.1 in Dec 09,2.1 os in late March, 2.2 os in August 3rd..
    Droid incredible got 2.2 os in late August.
    Droid x has 2.2 os since Sept 23.
    Droid 2 so far came preloaded with 2.2os.

    Sprint update both HTC hero and Samsung moment 2.1 os in may 8th and 19th from 1.5 os.

    T-Mobile yet to communicate with their partners. Just like they with their blackberry owners with update 5.0 os back in 2008. Verizon got the update T-Mobile told the customer to stay 4.5 os. T-Mobile suck with update back then and still now.

  17. adamGuest 5 years ago

    Fyi htc evo came out a week before mytouch slide. Jun 3rd 2010 got the update 2 month from 2.1 os to 2.2 os. So sprint is better with update then slow t-maybe.

  18. baconGuest 5 years ago

    nice specs but looks cheap and plasticy just like all the mytouch devices.

    • NickGuest 5 years ago

      Agree 100%. If you put this new device next to the new G2, it looks like it’s something your kick picked up from Toys R US. T-Mobile still has this mentality that they are catering to 15 year olds.

  19. adamGuest 5 years ago

    @Mobile Reality King. Google g1 is a good phone if u know how to hack the phone, you can make t-mobile lineup look bad probably wouldn’t want to upgrade as the apps2sd of the hacker like xda developer is better then Google version. I have g1 and droid and i love both phone but until t-mobile allow users to get more memory and not lie like they did with Samsung galaxy S saying it has 16 gb and overall u only can use 1.5gb. Users already report that g2 has 1.5 to 2.0 gb instead of having 3.7gb like my ipod that has 4gb has that memory. Smh when will t-mobile learn. Until then im going to stay with Verizon.

  20. anthonyGuest 5 years ago

    Okay I wasn’t going to say this but I must. This T-Mobile phone as well as the g2 are epic failures. The reason is right in your face. The phones are both new but still lags behind other phones that are already out. The processors are knocking down doors question are these phones better that the galaxy,droids or evo if you thinks so consider the camera and internal memory. I think this phone will be old news in a weekend
    Verizon will grab this same phone and once again give it steroids. Tmobile better start getting game changers and not dollar day late phones. The phone they are offering at best are on par months late get it. I still can’t find a valid reason to retire my nexus for any of these soon to be dinosaurs. We need a dual core phone with a legit internal memory. The truth is tmobile isn’t leading the pack they are getting what’s left on the table nice phones but still lacking. Htc is probably working on a big boy for another carrier and threw tmobile these rejects to clear the lines. I am not trying to rain on parades but if u look at donuts to donuts ur getting squeezed again. 800 or 1g chip qualcom new chip bfd all the same dual chips are upon us yet u praise a new release that’s well nothing new. We sorry u are truly cattle if you jump on these old sorry new releases

  21. DerekGuest 5 years ago

    Hmmm Should I get myTouch or G2? The camera looks pretty cool on myTouch but I’m really tired of typing on the screen so I may get G2.

    I’m probably going to have to buy it at full price because I got the original myTouch 3G when it came out and that hasn’t been 2 years.

    • NickGuest 5 years ago

      My vote is for the G2. I’ve been enjoying it for 5 days now and can say that it’s one of the best phones I have ever used (better than the Nexus One and my EVO). I’m hoping the Z hinge issue gets resolved soon, but that’s really the only drawback I have seen so far.

      • Mobile Reality KingGuest 5 years ago

        How is your Z-hinge? Does it flop open?

        How would they resolve it- give you a new one?

  22. KimboGuest 5 years ago

    Does anyone know if either of these phones can act as a WiFi hotspot? I’m definitely leaning towards the G2… stock Froyo + physical KB FTW.

  23. JesseGuest 5 years ago

    Looks like a nice phone. The design is different but again the great thing about Android is choice. I do like the little three contact sensors on the side like my N1 has on the bottom. I wonder if they have three more on the botton.

    I’m excited to play with this phone. My contract is up next March. I will be honest though. I’m secretly hoping for a Nexus 2 with awesome specs and a front facing camera.

    I can dream can’t I…

  24. AndroidLuvR3RGuest 5 years ago

    SHOULD I GET THIS PHONE ON RELEASE OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR “PROJECT EMERALD” ? PROJECT EMERALD SOUNDS LIKE A SUPER PHONE WORTH WAITING FOR……………

    • anthonyGuest 5 years ago

      I would wait project emerald might offer much more these phones aren’t dual cores. I think there are on par at best which ain’t saying much for new releases. The dual cores are coming once they come those phones will be paper weights seriously why didn’t the g2 have a FCC and perhaps a bigger screen just seems like N1 spare parts plus key board. I love my N1 but its almost a year old now but fortunately for me I see no need to upgrade. The seperation between my N1 and the top dog is silly besides N1 still will get latest updates first. I look to move ahead not back step

  25. adamGuest 5 years ago

    @nick stop lying u dont have nexus one and evo??? ummmm lies who will spent money to get a phone like evo and nexus one to get this??? Anyone with a brain would wait for next year until phone with better spec comes out.

  26. adamGuest 5 years ago

    @derek get the g2 better the mytouch line are for kids no offience. Those google android phones are just to kiddish.

  27. I am deaf want buy a phone with ffc that’s all. Mytouch hd slide front screen touch but I wish that addition under screen touch double screen physical keyboard slide (not qwerty keyboard) like that..well something about missing….