T-Mobile debuts myTouch with Video Chat, adds 16 HSPA+ markets

T-Mobile USA added a new HSPA+ Android 2.2 smartphone to its portfolio, a new HTC myTouch gadget, and is following in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4 Facetime footsteps with the introduction of Video Chat, a video-calling solution for the device. Separately, the carrier touted 16 new HSPA+ markets including Denver, Colo.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; and San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif. 

t-mobile mytouchT-Mobile's Video Chat solution provides video calling for consumers using the new HTC myTouch through WiFi or T-Mobile's 3G network, and is compatible with other mobile devices and PCs. Apple made waves earlier this year with its Facetime video-calling service, which only works on WiFi.

The HSPA+ myTouch is powered by Android 2.2 and features a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display with virtual keyboard and Swype text input. The device uses Qualcomm's (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 1 GHz processor and features a 5-megapixel camera, an 8 GB microSD memory card and an integrated media player. The phone is expected to be available by the holidays in four colors--white, black, plum and red. The carrier did not provide pricing information.

The device is T-Mobile's second HSPA+ smartphone. The company's HSPA+ G2 device also features Android 2.2 and sports an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, one-touch quick keys for Google shortcuts and applications and support for Adobe Flash 10.1. 

Besides the markets listed above, T-Mobile's HSPA+ expansion includes Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.; Huntsville, Ala.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and West Palm Beach, Fla. The operator's HSPA+ network now covers 65 major metro areas and it expects to reach 100 markets and 200 million people by year-end.

For more:
- see this Phone Scoop post
- see this PCMag.com article

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