I took some time to get a few live photos of the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G at T-Mobile USA’s launch event in New York city.  This is the first time I’ve seen the phone in merlot or black in person, and I have to say that I like both colors much better than the white that it will also be available in.  The merlot in particular was quite pretty, and the black made the device look even smaller – which ain’t a bad thing. While the email client on the phone lacked Exchange support, I did get a chance to…

At its myTouch 3G press event in New York, T-Mobile USA executives stated that the company had no plans to offer the HTC Hero that its European counterparts will offer.  That was a bit more direct of a statement than is typical, and is also a bit disheartening. The myTouch 3G is based on HTC’s Magic, which has been available in non-U.S. markets for months.

One of our friends at HTC cleared up some of the speculation that has resulted from HTC CEO Peter Chou’s comments that we could see the Hero’s Sense UI on existing HTC Android smartphones like the Dream and Magic. Turns out that HTC is trying to do just that – but there’s a major catch. There’s no possibility that users with HTC phones featuring “with Google” branding will get the update, since those phones are required to offer the phone with the “Google Experience”, as it is called. I’m looking at you T-Mobile G1 and Vodafone Magic users…not to mention future…

Today T-Mobile USA unwrapped its new HTC Magic-based myTouch 3G.  Specification-wise. the phone is a near clone of the Vodafone model that is been available for some time with the exception of the built-in Microsoft Exchange email support.  While we haven’t seen the device itself yet, we are expecting that it lacks the “with Google” branding found on the G1 and will be shipping with the same HTC augmented version of Android as seen in some Asian markets. Features of the phone include a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, a music player application with support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, OGG, and…

According to a tweet on by the official T-Mobile UK twitter account, the carrier’s next Android based smartphone will be called the G1Touch.  I think this is a very odd name, considering that the original G1 was also touch capable, but I guess that’s why I’m not in marketing. We don’t know if the device will be the new Huawei device recently announced or if it will be the HTC Magic, which we feel is much more likely.  In any case, the Huawei U8230 is slated to go on sale with T-Mobile in Europe during the third quarter of 2009….

Quoting those popular “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal is saying that T-Mobile USA is going to launch its second Google Android based smartphone next week.  The paper is saying that the phone will be known as the “myTouch 3G”, which is what we have been expecting for some time. The new device is basically a rebadged HTC Magic, which Vodafone and other carriers have been selling in Europe and Asia for some time.

We all knew that T-Mobile USA is sitting pretty on the upcoming HTC Magic/MyTouch/G2/Sapphire/whatever, but thanks to Engadget, we now have some attractive box art images to satisfy our hunger. The designer handywork reveals, for sure, that the device is going to run by the name of myTouch 3G. The slightly modern yet colorful vector grunge artwork is pretty appealing and goes some way in telling us that the myTouch 3G will come in three colors, including ‘merlot’ (a rich dark red), white, and black. If you want to take a look at the sea-horses and humming birds that have…

The guys over at CellPhoneSignal.com and TmoToday.com have a marked up slide which they claim to be from T-Mobile’s 2009 roadmap for Android devices.  For starters, it shows that the G1 will get a price cut before being put out to pasture during the early Fall, only to be replaced by a very different looking T-Mobile G1 v2 device with a code name of “Bigfoot”. The slide would also have us believe that the HTC Magic/Sapphire/MyTouch 3G is coming this Summer. Also quite interesting is the device named the Samsung Houdini.  Based on the other names in this document, it…

TmoNews is reporting that the HTC Magic will be sold by T-Mobile USA as the MyTouch 3G, not as the G2.  The new MyTouch 3G name supposedly has shown up on an internal T-Mobile USA inventory system, which is what the image to the right is supposedly of. There’s nothing official on any of this, though, and no indication from this photo that the MyTouch 3G is even an Android based device, so we’re going to take a wait and see attitude with this one until something a little more solid comes along. If true, though, we’ll be seeing this…