T-Mobile will launch myTouch 3G Android phone in August

T-Mobile USA will launch its second Android phone, the myTouch 3G, in August.  The carrier said that the myTouch 3G will sell for $199.99 with a new two-year service contract, and that current T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order it beginning July 8. Pre-ordered units will begin shipping in late July and the phone would go on sale nationally in early August. 

The myTouch 3G, which, like the T-Mobile G1 is made by HTC, is essentially the HTC Magic. The smartphone features a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display, no physical keyboard and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The myTouch 3G also has WiFi capabilities, video playback and a music player that comes pre-loaded with a 4 GB microSD card. The carrier said the phone will be available in black, white and "distinctive merlot." 

T-Mobile is touting the ways in which the myTouch 3G, and by extension the Android experience, can be personalized, noting that users can customize wallpapers, menus and icons. "The story is personalization," Andrew Sherrard, vice president of product innovation at T-Mobile, told Reuters. The iPhone had a "beautiful aesthetic, but you can't change it," he said.

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