Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
The HTC myTouch 3G with Google is definitely a step forward for Android. The hardware is far superior in almost every way. Those looking for a physical QWERTY keyboard, however, may find the myTouch's software QWERTY hard to use. The lack of a 3.5mm headset jack may put of some users, but if you still reserve a dedicated media player for music, this isn't going to bug you.
Android continues to be good at Gmail and most messaging applications, but it is clear that content creation and consumption is a bit of an after-thought. Sure, the myTouch has an improved camera and can capture video, but the quality seemed a bit sub-par when compared to the competition.
The browsing experience has been strengthened and has made Android a much more capable platform through which to experience the mobile web. It's also important to consider that Android can and will be updated. That means new features and improvements on existing features.
If you're looking for a pocketable computer, the myTouch from HTC and T-Mobile is a solid bet — especially if you worship at the altar of Google. If you need a smartphone that can handle heavier lifting (i.e., more business-friendly features in the software and security department), you may want to stick with Windows Mobile phones or BlackBerries.
Phone Scoop gives HTC's new myTouch 3G Fender Edition Android phone the special hands-on treatment, complete with unboxing!
Jan 14, 2010
Today T-Mobile announced that it will begin offering the HTC myTouch 3G Fender Edition on January 20. The updated version of the myTouch has several new features, including a custom-designed back plate, 3.5mm headset jack, a 16GB memory card, free access to doubleTwist music sync software, and preloaded content from Eric Clapton, Avril Lavigne, Brad Paisley and Wyclef Jean.
Jun 21, 2009
Today T-Mobile announced its second Android device from HTC, the myTouch 3G with Google. The myTouch is very similar in look and design to the HTC Magic Android phone, which was announced earlier this year.
Mar 26, 2009
Documents seen on the FCC web site reveal some information about a new HTC phone apparently bound for T-Mobile's network. The SAPP300 has been approved with 1700/2100MHz WCDMA, as well as quad-band GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Feb 17, 2009
At a Vodafone press conference today, HTC and Vodafone announced the Magic, a new smartphone from HTC running Google's Android OS platform. The Magic is a slab-style device without a physical keyboard.