UPDATED:Refreshed myTouch 3G due out today? Fender Limited Edition out of stock

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UPDATED:Refreshed myTouch 3G due out today? Fender Limited Edition out of stock
When we last reported on what was being called the myTouch 3G 1.2, T-Mobile had admitted that the handset was coming. With today's date of February 10th having been passed along as a possible launch date for the refreshed version of the phone, T-Mobile could be ready to put it on sale now. On the carrier's web site, the device is listed as "Coming Soon" and is called the T-Mobile myTouch 3G with 3.5 mm Jack. The new version is available in black or white and while no pricing has been disclosed, the now discontinued original myTouch 3G was going for $149.99 with a 2 year contract.

The main difference between the original myTouch 3G and the refreshed version is the 3.5mm audio jack on the new model along with an increase to 288MB in RAM, up from 192MB. The new model offers the Swype keyboard out of the box. An 8GM microSD card is pre-installed. As a further note, Tmo News is reporting that an OTA upgrade was sent out to the original myTouch 3G models at midnight just to improve call performance. While the new myTouch with 3.5mm Jack is shipped with Android 1.6, it is assumed that an upgrade to Android 2.1 will take place within a couple of months. The Fender Limited Edition has already been confirmed by the operator to be receiving 2.1. Since the refreshed version is basically the same as the Fender model, an upgrade there seems like a great bet.

Finally, T-Mobile's web site is showing that the Fender Limited Edition model of the myTouch 3G is out of stock. Heavy promotion by T-Mobile, using Fender guitar legend Eric Clapton has helped push demand for the unit. It is not known whether or not T-Mobile will re-stock the phone considering that it was supposed to be a Limited Edition after all.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G 1.2 Preliminary Specifications
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Specifications

source: T-Mobile, TmoNews via AndroidandMe




*UPDATE*
It is now official as T-Mobile has launched the Refreshed version of the myTouch 3G. Besides the previously mentioned changes, there will also be some apps loaded on the phone out of the box such as Barcode Scanner, Visual Voicemail, myAccount and Music Player. the phone will be known simply as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and will cost $149.99 with a 2 year contract.

source: T-Mobile

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5 Comments

1. krys2110

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

does anyone know if will have UMA signal boost? i have had blackberrys and the Tmobile blackberrys support data of voice UMA thru wi-Fi and i purchased the original mytouch 3G and it didnt have the UMA boost i need to have signal in my house! so before i invest in one i just want to know if it has it.

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

depends on the carrier and phone specs..this new version has a slideout keyboard ;-)

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

krys, not that i know of. i dont think any of the android phones do... sorry. and JrCrow is full of crap, so noone listen to him. The new keyboard is called Swype, its stll all touchscreen, just a new way to type. The change happends to day. The Mytouch+ is $150 on contract, the regular mytouch is $100 until they are gone. Sadly, both are still $400 on the EM+ plans, so no discount there. The fender is all but impossible to find... and people as about it all day long. They need to restock it at least for another round. The demand is quite heavy at this time, and getting one or 2 cases per store then calling it done was crap.

4. krys2110

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

i was hoping! but oh well... i purchased the mytouch and loved the android OS....it was so great and user friendly!

5. JohnBrady

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

OK i have the new MyTouch Jack and there is a different media player. I have the same music but now It keeps giving me "sorry the player does support this type of audio file" over and over again and it slows down and starts to lock up. I never had this issue before. Anyone else have this problem.

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