T-Mobile to give details on 2nd Android phone next week

Next G1 phone expected to be called myTouch 3G, based on HTC Magic

T-Mobile USA said today it will go public next week with details about its next Android-powered smartphone, which many expect to be based on the HTC Magic touch-screen smartphone sold now in England.

The HTC Magic derivative, also based on Android, would be called the myTouch 3G and would go on sale in the U.S. this summer, according to various blogs and unnamed sources familiar with the matter who were cited in a Wall Street Journal blog.

Earlier in June, T-Mobile USA had suggested its next Android phone would launch in the U.S. before tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 3G S, but that rollout date has obviously passed.

A spokeswoman for T-Mobile USA late yesterday said the carrier would "next week ... share more details about its next Android-powered phone, the follow-on device to the T-Mobile G1 with Google." Other details, including pricing, were unavailable.

Google Inc., the primary backer of the Android operating system along with the Open Handset Alliance, was closely tied to the G1 in its marketing, but that will change to include more of T-Mobile and non-Google innovation in coming Android products, T-Mobile USA CTO Cole Brodman told MocoNews.net in early June.

For most users, the biggest difference between the current G1 and the HTC Magic (to become the myTouch 3G) would be the keyboard. The G1 is a slider phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard that swivels out, while the Magic, sold in the UK by Vodafone, uses a touch-screen keyboard.

The Magic has voice-activated search as well as video recording.

In addition to competing against the new iPhone 3G S, the myTouch 3G will have competition from the new Palm Pre and the BlackBerry Tour.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Androidt-mobilehtc magicmyTouch 3G

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Hamblen

Computerworld
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?