Today, T-Mobile unveiled a new version of the popular T-Mobile®
myTouch® 3G. The new device will simply be called the T-Mobile
myTouch 3G and will replace the original T-Mobile myTouch 3G, while
offering new features including:
· A built-in 3.5mm headset jack and updated music player
· Additional memory with 288 MB of RAM and an 8GB microSD card
· Swype, an innovative text input technology, providing a
faster and more intuitive text input on the touch screen
· Preloaded applications, including Barcode Scanner, Music
Player, myAccount and Visual Voicemail
The new myTouch also offers the popular features of the original
T-Mobile myTouch 3G, including:
· A highly personalized experience, with home screen
customization, accessories and more than 20,000 applications available
for download from Android™ Market.
· One-touch access to the Google™ services millions use
everyday, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps™ Street View,
YouTube® and Picasa®.
The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G is available starting today nationwide at
select T-Mobile retail locations and online at
www.T-MobilemyTouch.com. The device will cost $149.99 (plus taxes and
fees) with a new two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and
data plan. See www.T-Mobile.com for offer details. Additional
information on Swype can be found in the press release below.
Swype Expands to Android™ platform with new T-Mobile® myTouch® 3G
Seattle — February 10, 2010 –Swype, an innovative text input
technology, and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the integration of
Swype’s intuitive text input solution into T-Mobile touch screen
devices, starting with the new version of the popular T-Mobile myTouch
3G, the company’s latest Android-powered device, which is available
beginning today. T-Mobile also plans to integrate Swype into a number
of future devices including the HTC HD2, an upcoming Windows Mobile®
Phone from T-Mobile, which is expected to be available this spring.
“T-Mobile has always been on the forefront of introducing new devices
and ground breaking technologies and now has embraced Swype’s
stunningly responsive text input for its touch screen lineup,” said
Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype. “Launching on the Android platform is a
major milestone for Swype as we continue to expand to new touch screen
devices and platforms.”
George Harrison, vice president, marketing product innovation,
T-Mobile USA said, “Consumers have been vocal in their demand for a
more intuitive and efficient way to use a virtual keyboard on touch
screen devices. As T-Mobile continues to drive innovation for the
benefit of our customers, the addition of Swype to T-Mobile products
places our customers at the forefront of this new solution.”
Swype’s software allows for a high degree of error tolerance and provides a
faster and more intuitive way to input text on touch screens. The
touch screen market for mobile phones continues to grow rapidly in the
US and Swype is poised to revolutionize this space with its ease of
use and intuitive technology across multiple platforms.
Swype is designed to work across a variety of operating systems and
devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, televisions, and GPS
units among others. Its impressive multi-lingual vocabulary currently
supports over 30 languages and Swype’s adaptive function allows it to
learn new words, phone numbers and more data unique to its owner.
myTouch is a registered trademark of T-Mobile USA. Google and Android
are trademarks of Google Inc. All other company and product names may
be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated
Swype’s patented technology provides a faster and more intuitive way
to input text on touch-screens. With one continuous finger or stylus
motion across the keyboard, users can enter text at over 40 words per
minute. Swype was developed by experts in computing and mobile phone
text input technologies. Cliff Kushler, founder and CTO, is a
co-inventor of the T9 text input software installed on over 4 billion
mobile phones. Co-founder Randy Marsden, developed the on-screen
keyboard software that has shipped on over 1 billion copies of
Microsoft Windows. For more information visit: www.swypeinc.com.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless
operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of
2009, almost 151 million mobile customers were served by the mobile
communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 million by
T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and
UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards.
T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower
people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent
research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in
numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and
call quality. For more information, please visit
http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a registered trademark of
Deutsche Telekom AG.