Oct 27 AT 4:32 PM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

T-Mobile officially announces myTouch 4G for $199 on Nov. 3rd

Well it looks like the rumors were true. T-Mobile will launch their new flagship phone the myTouch 4G on November 3rd for $199 with a 2-year contract. T-Mobile is saying they went with the myTouch 4G name to signify the 4G speeds that the HSPA+ phone offers but there is no word on if they will call the other carriers’ 4G bluff when referring to their network.

Pretty much all the details are exactly as we have been reporting, but we did learn that the custom HTC Sense UI we have been referring to as the Espresso UI is now called the myTouch UI. We also discovered that the myTouch 4G features the 3-second fast boot that has appeared on recent HTC phones.

November 3rd should be a pretty big day for T-Mobile as they will overhaul their data plans and also launch the Motorola Defy, Huawei Coment, and LG Optimus T.

For an idea of what to expect with the myTouch 4G, check out a new hands-on video from our friends at Wirefly. Will from IntoMobile has also posted a hands-on video with his first impressions.

Show Press Release

T-Mobile myTouch 4G – Get it Nov. 3 [HD]

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is the latest addition to T-Mobile’s exclusive line of Android-powered myTouch smartphones. Designed specifically to deliver today’s 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ network, the myTouch 4G will offer customers blazing fast access to websites, applications, videos, downloads and more.

The myTouch 4G is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile customers beginning November 3 for $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in-rebate), plus taxes and fees, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan. The myTouch 4G will be available nationwide through T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com.

The myTouch 4G will also be available nationwide beginning November 3 through select third-party dealers and leading national retailers including Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club and Target. Pricing may vary at independent dealers and national retailers.

You can visit http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/ for more information about the myTouch family of smartphones, including the myTouch 4G.

Via: Facebook

Source: T-Mobile

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  • http://www.emagenstudios.com Jesse

    Not sure how I feel about the phone. I was really excited for it but want a stock Android experience. I’ll wait to see what Samsung has in store for us.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    The excite for this went down. The UI is not cool. It’s almost like sense in functions, so why did they alter, or try and come with a different UI? Bubbles around icons? Should of just gave it sense or kept it stock. It just doesn’t seem like it would live up to the hype.

  • http://Website revs

    well gotaa be single best phone in the world

  • http://Website Robert barrett

    Junk for me with EDGE.

  • http://Website J240

    I like the UI on this phone the more I see it in videos (and I’m coming from vanilla). I will be waiting to see what Samsung unleashes on the 8th, but its either that or this phone. :)

  • http://Website jwolfe

    I just flashed the mytouch 4g’s rom onto my evo. Looks pretty nice all tho it has too much of tmobiles pink in it. I really hate that about tmo. But it still looks like a cool phone.

    • http://Website J240

      Hmm, I wonder how Gingerbread will affect that…. I thought they said gingerbread was supposed to incorporate a lot of the android green into the icons & such. But with this being “espresso,” or now the “mytouch” UI – I wonder if they will keep the pink or go green.

  • http://Website Enrique

    no matter what Tmo or any other compnay offers people are never happy, all you guys stop the bitching.

  • http://Website anthony

    Wow. I never thought I would say this. I totally hate phones with keyboards but the g2 over this one anyday.
    The whole button thing to the bottom looks like a hot mess.
    I search for the one to make me retire nexus but so far no way no how. The my touch 4g reminds me so much of when I got the my touch 3g it got old pretty fast. I watched the video and said wow no me again not this time. Tue ui is silly at best is it sense or is it senseless. The G2 all day if I wasn’t the owner of a nexus
    G2,nexus both winners this 4g/hspda leave on the shelf

    • AndyB

      I’m a G1 owner and am trying to convince myself to give up the hard keyboard. Seems like lots of wasted space/weight when there are good soft keyboard apps out now (Swype and SwiftKey are the ones I’ve used so far). I’m up for an upgrade next week and it’s down to the G2 or MT4G.

      One consideration that I don’t often hear about is whether a phone is usable while wearing gloves. I live in a place with relatively long and cold winters, and when I’m on my commute walking outdoors or waiting for the train in Nov-March, I want to be able to use my phone without getting frostbitten fingers. The G1′s trackball did the trick, but the keyboard was too cramped for use with my gloves. I assume the trackpads on both new devices are capacitative and won’t work with gloves on. Will the genius button and voice commands make up for this? And is the G2′s keyboard be spacious enough to use with gloves? Didn’t think to bring gloves to the T-mobile store last time I tried it out.

      • http://Website garet

        They sell gloves that work on these screens can’t remember the name but use Google and search for them. ;)

      • http://Website Scod

        Have you seen the size of the G2′s micro 4-row keyboard?? Even latex gloves would have a hard time typing on it.

        When it’s cold, do what everyone else does and use a sausage or gummi bear to drive the screen.

        • AndyB

          A sausage or gummi bear?

  • http://Website Chancy

    Can you guys do a side by side comparison of the G2 vs MT4G? Please? Thank you.

  • http://facebook.com/AGRECORDSMUSIC AG

    where the hell is mytouch 3g update? lol

    • http://Website sivarter

      uh, its out like for 2 weeks now. Check xda, ive been running it on my mT 1.2, needs a cm touch.

      But wonder how launcher pro or adw will be on this with the mytouch ui, i put launcher pro on my my slide and it works well.

  • http://Website Nudist4

    I have the 3G. A 3.5′ screen is just too small, especially for web pages.

  • http://www.wassociation.com Zesshan Daniels – Wholesale Dealers

    I love this cell phone and the price is also very reasonable. Is it available in Asian countries we never find the cell phone so cheap.