T-Mobile today announced the national retail availability of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google. To celebrate its arrival, T-Mobile is aiming high and plans to launch an aerial spectacle in the sky over San Francisco. Today at noon PDT, 100 skydivers, each dressed as unique personalities to reflect the individuality of the myTouch experience, will colorfully parachute in synchronized formations over the city.
Customers can now purchase the myTouch 3G in T-Mobile retail and partner locations, as well as online at http://www.t-mobilemytouch.com, and also choose from an array of accessories and customized shells to make their device truly their own.
myTouch 3G has much to boast about on the outside. To complement its sleek and lightweight look and feel, a variety of accessories and pre-designed shell patterns are available, including the ability to individualize accessories. Customers will also be able to design their own shell using a variety of methods, including uploading a personal photo, graphic design, or selecting text, shapes, icons or logos. The final design is custom-printed onto the shell, then shipped.
In addition, the ecosystem of accessories available for myTouch includes everything from gel skins to device cases to wrist straps to covers. Five distinct accessory bundles will be available this month online including a music pack with portable speakers and a bonus promotional card for Amazon MP3 downloads, and a fitness pack that includes a fitness belt and arm band ? each allowing customers to further match the phone to their unique lifestyle.
On its inside, myTouch provides customers with the ability to richly personalize the entire theme of the device with new widgets, icons and wallpapers, which can be added directly on the home screen. Android Market hosts thousands of applications that can deliver further customization to customers based on their personal passions and preferences, supported by T-Mobile?s expanding 3G network, which is currently available in 176 cities nationwide.
T-Mobile has also launched a new application within the Market called AppPack, which highlights a sampling of noteworthy applications to help customers further personalize their myTouch 3G and manage their T-Mobile accounts. At launch, AppPack includes the following applications that are free:
-Sherpa, created by Geodelic, Sherpa learns a person?s likes and dislikes through behavior and user feedback, prioritizing recommended retailers, restaurants and attractions. Sherpa features a learning machine that automatically customizes itself to the user?s preferences.
-imeem Mobile streams music customized to your tastes, recommending new songs and artists based on which songs you identify as your favorites.
-WorldTour puts live webcams from around the world onto your home screen.
-Phonebook offers an upgraded, more personalized phonebook for Android.
-FreshFace is a theme engine to further customize your myTouch.
-Movies by Flixster takes the aspect of movie reviews to the next level. Through integration with Facebook, you can find friends who also want to see that movie or read reviews from friends who have already seen it.
Three T-Mobile applications will also be featured: T-Mobile My Account; T-Mobile Visual Voicemail; and T-Mobile Mobile Backup.
Additional popular phone features made possible by the partnership of T-Mobile and Google include one-touch access to the Google mobile services that millions use every day including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa.
Pricing and Availability
Designed by HTC, T-Mobile myTouch 3G is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores for $199.99 with a two-year agreement. It is also available at http://www.T-MobilemyTouch.com T-Mobile myTouch 3G will be available in three colors ? black, white and merlot. Customers can visit http://www.T-MobilemyTouch.com for more information.
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