The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition was first unveiled last October, but it got delayed and did not make its holiday launch. I was beginning to worry if the phone would ever see the light of day, but it is back with a release date and new spokesman.
T-Mobile will partner with Fender and Eric Clapton in a new ad campaign to launch the limited edition myTouch on January 20, 2010 for $179 (with 2yr contract). A preview of the ad is available on Fender’s site with their new tagline “Not just a phone. A collectors item”.
Update: Nick from HTC Source uploaded the video to YouTube.
Upgrades over the original myTouch 3G include:
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- 16 GB microSD card
- 288 Mb RAM (vs 192 of the original myTouch 3G)
- Preloaded Eric Clapton songs along with music from Avril Lavigne, Brad Paisley and Wyclef Jean.
- New music player app
Special accessories will be sold for the limited edition phone, including new Fender-branded shells, a Fender carrying case and Fender screen protector as well as Rock Dock with Speakerphone.
Our friends at doubleTwist have also partnered with T-Mobile to include their desktop media sync software.
The Fender phone will launch with Android 1.6, but T-Mobile has confirmed the device will be upgrade to Android 2.1 this spring. This leads us to believe we will see a similar Android 2.1 update for the original myTouch 3G around the same time (no word on the G1 yet).
Are any music fans going to lineup to purchase this limited edition Android phone? The Nexus One retails for the same price (with 2yr contract), so I’m curious how many people will fork over the cash to get a limited myTouch.