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The engadget elves are displaying some box art for the new myTouch 3g (aka G2). Seeing as how the box says myTouch 3G I suppose we can stop calling it the G2 and start calling it the myTouch from now on. Does this mean we have yet another item to collect? Looking at the images reveals the colors of the myTouch; Black, White, Burgundy(?), and a plausible Pink. Keep on reading for more images More >
Eric, an Android Developer, has put together a nice video talking about some of the more requested features for Android on the G1. For G2 (aka MyTouch) fans, there’s a bonus, in the video he is demonstrating Android 1.5 on what appears to be the MyTouch (G2, HTC Magic). The features demonstrated include the haptic feedback on-screen keyboard, video recorder, widgets and YouTube uploading.
Mark D is on a roll this week!
The G2, aka HTC Magic, is making it’s rounds now sporting the T-Mobile USA logo. This is HTC’s newest answer to Nature’s call for more convergence. According to CPS and the white papers it is the first to sport both T-Mobile’s 3G and UMA. So we can have the best of both worlds! Of course it doesn’t have a physical keyboard which means it will have an on-screen keyboard. The on-screen keyboard is supposed to be a part of Cupcake (Android 2.0). The FCC docs have a confidentiality release date of June 15th, 2009 on the in-depth documents which may hint at it’s release date.
- 528 MHz processor
- microSD(HC), TransFlash, SDIO (up to 32GB)
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
- Assisted GPS, QuickGPS
- 5 MP camera w/ autofocus
- 1340 mAh battery
- Google Android 2.0 (Cupcake)
- Screen Resolution of 320 x 480 (touch screen)
Nothing in this post is set in stone. With that said, we’d like to introduce three possible upcoming T-Mobile Smartphones. In this batch we have One Android based device and Two Windows Mobiles. First up is the one that gets most people excited and that is the possible G2, or HTC Magic. Yes it has Vodaphone written across it but enough people in the right places have mentioned it and T-Mobile in the same breath that lends credit to it coming to T-Mobile USA. Nothing much different on this one except for it’s apparent lack of a physical keyboard. It’s supposedly coming out this month, or May, or July, or December…
Next up is the HTC Maple, otherwise known as the Dash 2. While hardware wise the Dash didn’t have much to boast about the form factor has been very successful. With less moving parts, meaning less parts to break the Dash has been a solid messaging device since it’s release. The Dash 2 on the other hand will have a serious bit more hardware. The specs on this show a 528 MHz processor and no touch screen. That’s serious business. Being a Windows Mobile device and on T-Mobile it will surely take advantage of UMA.
Finally we have the new flagship of the T-Mobile line. The Mercedes of Smartphones, the HTC Rhodium, aka Touch Pro2, aka MDA Vario V, aka Wing 2. This one is going to round up the rest of the T-Mobile kids and smack ‘em around like a Dell Tech Support Rep in a UFC free for all. Graphic imagery aside, the Rhodium saddles up to the plate with a tilt screen, full qwerty keyboard, all kinds of GPS, VGA screen, 3.15 MP camera (hopefully the front facing VGA camera will stay) and much more. It is a touch-screen and Windows Mobile Pro. Being on T-Mobile it will more than likely support UMA. This one gets me riled up like a 9 month old Yorkie with an intravenous espresso drip in a room full of cats and bacon.
For more detailed specs and a side by side comparison of these three devices check out this page.
Our friends over at CellPhoneSignal are reporting several new announcements that many of you will find pleasing. I know I’m getting excited. First up is T-Mobile is going to announce a Month to Month @Home service so you won’t need to sign your life away in a 2 year contract.
Second up, and this one is where the meat-n-taters are, is the Wing 2/II and G2 are rumored for a Q3 release this year! The Wing 2/II will sport 3G (like the G1) and UMA (like the UMA Shadow). It is a high end phone after all. The G2 seems to be a different hardware configuration than the current G1, meaning it doesn’t have a keyboard. Of course not having a keyboard means that the Cupcake release should be out by then as it contains the on-screen keyboard many of you have been waiting for.
As for the picture above, I sure hope that is a joystick and not a gimmicky trackball. Who’s with me?!