While I must admit that I’m fully enamored by the iPhone 3GS, the fact that I have to commit to using AT&T has me running in the other direction as fast as I can. Their plans are expensive and I’ve had poor customer service in the past. So, I keep looking on the horizon for an alternative in T-Mobile land while I wait out Apple’s exclusivity agreement.
Every provider has its drawbacks (T-Mobile’s is lack of coverage), but the quality, US-based customer support provided by T-Mobile has won me over. Add on top of that more palatable service plans and I’m staying put… at least with T-Mobile.
Coming July 8, T-Mobile is releasing the all-new myTouch Google Android-based phone to current subscribers. The phone is a sleeker and simpler design to the T-mobile G1 and looks a lot more promising for most users. While the G1 remains in the lineup as a powerhouse, the new myTouch looks more refined and sports a more iPhone-like form factor (minus the buttons at the bottom).
I’m looking forward to seeing the T-Mobile Android myTouch in person once its released. Here are a few features of this new smartphone:
- 3.2″ touchscreen (320 x 480 resolution)
- Faster 3G network
- WiFi connectivity
- Personalization features
- Photo and video capability (3.2 mp camera)
- Full Google application suite
- Touchscreen QWERTY keyboard (landscape or portrait modes)
- Form-factor smaller than an iPhone (don’t let the stretched image to the right fool you)
- Price: $199 w/2-year agreement
Hmmm… 2 years with the myTouch and then a native iPhone on T-mobile? Sounds like I’ve got an iPhone exclusivity agreement waiting plan.
More Info: Visit T-Mobile.com