Nov 03 AT 2:14 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

New Androids on sale: T-Mobile myTouch 4G, Comet, Optimus T

Today T-Mobile launched three new Android smartphones that go from entry-level all the way up to high-end. Even though some of the phones are being offered for free on contract, they all ship with the latest Android 2.2 (thanks!). Details, pricing info, and a shiny video after the jump.

It is nice to see T-Mobile launch three Android 2.2 phones on the same day. They are all great phones, but I would suggest the myTouch 4G as my top pick. Those looking for a lower-priced transitional phone should go for the LG Optimus T (which can be had for free if you order from Don’t forget that T-Mobile just launched new data plans, so you can now use a smartphone for only $10 per month (200 MB limit on data).

HTC myTouch 4G: $199 on contract, $449 suggested retail price. Comes in multiple color options including black, plum, red, and white. This is the fastest HTC phone available, using Qualcomm’s new second-gen 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU with the Adreno 205 GPU. It also supports T-Mobile’s 4G network with speeds up to 14.4 Mbps.

Huawei Comet: FREE on contract, $199 suggested retail price. Highlights include stock Android 2.2, 2.8 inch QVGA display, 528 MHz processor, and 3.2 megapixel camera. This is a really solid Android 2.2 phone, but I would suggest something else which features a larger display.

LG Optimus T: $29.99 on contract, $239 suggest retail price. Highlights include Android 2.2, 3.2 inch HVGA display, 600 MHz CPU, 3 megapixel camera, and FM radio. This might be my favorite new pick for a low-priced Android phone. Hands-on report coming soon.

For some really great deals on a new phone, check out the Android and Me phone store. Our prices for phones on contract are cheaper than the carriers. If you are buying your phone off-contract, at full retail price, then go with your carrier’s online store.

TheĀ Motorola Defy is also now available on T-Mobile for $99 on contract, but it runs the outdated Android 2.1 and I can’t suggest it to anyone purchasing a new Android phone.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • http://Website Christian

    Lolol.. I don’t understand how they get the very lowest end android phones but they also get (imo) the very best, top of the line phones. (I.e. G1, Nexus One, and G2)

    • Taylor Wimberly

      As someone put it, T-Mobile is trying to be the Target of wireless carriers. They want to offer smartphones for free all the way up to $199. And now they have a lower tiered data plan to attract new smartphone customers.

    • krazytrixxxsta

      G1, Nexus One, and G2 these phones are top of the line? really?

      • http://Website Galen20K

        Each at their respective time periods, YES ignorant person. they are/were.

  • geniusdog254

    The voice control UI in the video looks a LOT like the Metro UI in WP7 & the Zune HD.. lol

    • http://Website Bob

      What is Zune HD

  • http://Website kb23

    anyone see the Purple MyTouch 4G anywhere? I keep finding blk/wht/red… Help i got to drop this BB9700.

  • http://Website mikey

    I’m gonna be the last guy rockin a G1. Its goin on 2 years. I don’t if it’ll need to last 2 or 4 more years but I’m riding this donut to the end.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Aren’t you due for an upgrade? Use that discount!

  • http://Website mikey

    Ehh maybe if your right about the nexus.

  • http://Website John

    Ordered the MyTouch 4G today. My G1 will be put to rest after exactly 2 yrs.

  • http://Website pavel

    I got the comet! I love it, it’s very small and has 2.2 installed! I can play lots of 3d games that run good. I bought it because I don’t want contract and with android installed and at a low price it was a deal!

  • http://Website Sadie Briggs

    I have a mytouch 3g, cant view videos & some messages when it says download! Do I wait on the upgrade or try & purchase the 4g? Its really nice!

  • http://Website targnik

    Huawei IDEOS U8150 a.k.a T-Mobile Comet

    Overclocked: 729 MHz
    Underclocked: 30 MHz
    Multi-touch: Enabled
    OS: Gingerbread – 2.3.3 – Cyanogen-7-Mod
    Theme: NT Sense Blue
    Bootanimation: Honey Bread (Blue Bee flapping wings)
    Launcher: ADW EX
    Recovery: ClockworkMod

    ^^ for $149 NZD – I’m a pig in swill!!

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