T-Mobile announced launch of Google Phone in October


Competition in the smartphone market is heating up this summer as one new hot smartphone after another hits the street. The latest is T-Mobile’s next Google Android device, called the myTouch. US telecom carrier T-Mobile announced on Monday that the latest version of a touch-screen smartphone featuring Google’s Android software would be available in August.

T-Mobile will announce the new smartphone Monday. It is the second smartphone the carrier has introduced that uses Google’s open-source mobile operating system, Android. T-Mobile introduced the world’s first Google Android phone, called the G1, last fall. And so far the company claims it has sold over 1 million devices.

The myTouch is manufactured by HTC and is essentially the same hardware design as the Google Ion, which is also known as the HTC Magic. The device was introduced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February and is now being sold by Vodafone in various markets around the world.

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is being seen as T-Mobile and Google’s answer in the highly competitive smartphone market to the newly released Apple iPhone 3GS, the Palm Pre and the latest Blackberrys from Canada’s Research in Motion.

Apple announced on Monday that it had sold more than one million iPhone 3GS in just three days. Continue reading »


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