T-Mobile just said they're planning to "update existing myTouch 3G phones to the latest software version, Android 2.2". MyTouch 3G owners will also gain the updated Faves Gallery, Genius Button and full Exchange support found in the myTouch Slide. Interestingly, T-Mobile claims that their pledge is 'No Phone Left…
T-Mobile is still calling the myTouch 3G update myTouch 3G, but the latest version has a 3.5mm headphone jack, 288MB RAM, 8GB microSD card, Swype for text input and a few included apps like Visual Voicemail and a Barcode Scanner.
• Universal-ish search with an updated "Quick Search" box
If you already purchased a myTouch 3G for the full $200 retail price (with contract), it officially sucks to be you. That's because Oprah is gifting everyone a $100 discount on the Android handset through September 24th.
Reasons to hack, or "root," your Android handset: Custom OS upgrades, PC tethering, full-phone SD backups. Reason not to: It's really scary. At least it was, until now.
It was only a matter of time before this happened, but the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G has been rooted, i.e. cracked wide open, meaning that it's ready for all kinds of customization that the stock Android installation keeps out of reach, including cooked ROMs.
T-Mobile's really emphasizing the customization with the myTouch 3G, rolling out custom shells, custom gel skins, custom wrist straps, custom pouches, custom holsters and custom wrist straps. But they also have battery extenders (nice!) and docking stations.
T-Mobile's second Android phone, the myTouch 3G (previously known as the HTC Magic which we reviewed here), has finally been announced in an official capacity for $200. Its official official name is the "T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google".
T-Mobile's followup to the G1 has gone through more than a few name changes, but it looks like we'll finally be seeing the American version—the T-Mobile myTouch 3G—this summer.