New gPhone (myTouch 3G) Coming in Early AugustBy: Jeremy Muncy - June 22, 2009
T-Mobile has announced that the sucessor to it’s semi-popular G1, the myTouch 3G, will become available in early August.
The myTouch 3G will be extremely customizable, unlike Apple’s iPhone. Users will be able to choose menus, wallpapers, icons, themes and skins. Will being customizable be enough to lure iPhone users away?
Has the myTouch 3G already lost to the iPhone, even before its release? Tell us what you think.
The phone will come in three colors: black, white and
maroon … err… sorry, I meant distinctive "Merlot". (Why is Merlot a distinctive color?)
A new exclusive app that T-Mobile is hyping is called Sherpa. Below is some detailed info…
Created by Geodelic, Sherpa features GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), a learning engine that automatically customizes itself to the user’s preferences. Through behavior and user feedback, the application learns a person’s likes and dislikes, prioritizing recommended retailers, restaurants and attractions. Seamlessly blending behavior recognition, a recommendation engine and location relevant information, this combination of learning is exclusive to Sherpa and unlike any experience currently on the market.
Below are two lists, the specs and Google services offered on the new myTouch 3G…
- 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen
- Virtual keyboard (portrait or landscape)
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Music player (pre-installed 4GB microSD card)
- Enhanced video capabilities
- Google Search
- Google Maps (with Street View)
- Google Talk
This will be the true test for T-Mobile.
If you’re interested in the myTouch 3G, T-Mobile will begin taking pre-sales on July 8th. The phone itself will be released in early August.