T-Mobile has just released a new video which gives us a quick walkthrough, highlighting a few of the features that will be available on the new myTouch 3G when it launches next month. T-Mobile seems to be focusing a lot on how the myTouch 3G can be customized to make it your own. They even show off a few custom back plates you can buy for the phone and apparently you will have the option to create your own with your personal pictures.
The wait is finally over for those who have been looking forward to the new T-Mobile Dash 3G (HTC Snap). Many have criticized the phone for simply replacing the old Dash with a new radio chipset, but the new Dash 3G is so much more. The phone measures 2.5 x 4.4 x 0.5 inches and weighs in at 4.2 ounces and will operate on 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;2100 frequencies. T-Mobile claims the Dash 3G will give you 5 hours of talk time and up to 9 days of standby. Improvements over the old Dash include a GSP chip, 3G connectivity, 528 MHz processor, 192 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM, 2MP camera, and a 1500 mAh battery (nearly 50% larger than the battery features on the old T-Mobile Dash).
You can pick up your T-Mobile Dash 3G online for $349.99, but the price drops down to $169.99 if you’re willing to sign up for a new two year contract. I’m be heading over to my local T-Mobile store later today to see if they have them in stock.
It’s been just over a month since Rogers started selling Android phones and the prices are coming down already. Both the HTC Magic and HTC Dream can be picked up for only $99 with a new three year contract. The first though to cross my mind is that a price drop like this is great for android and for consumers. But after taking a step back an assessing the situation, there might be something bigger at play. Last month, Rogers also launched the iPhone 3G S for $99 as well. Rogers could be working with HTC to lower the cost so that their Android phones match the price of the iPhone. It’s hard for any phone to compete against the iPhone if you can’t event beat it on price.
A second scenario could be that Rogers will soon be launching the HTC Hero with the new and improved Sense UI. Rogers would first want to deplete their current stock of Android phones since I’m quite sure no one would want to buy either of there handsets if they had the option of picking up the Hero.
Whichever way you look at it, the consumer definitely benefits from this price drop on both handsets. Lets just hope that T-Mobile USA drops the price of the myTouch 3G a month after launching it.
The past two weeks, I have had the honor of being on the Android Guys weekly podcast. Every week, the Android Guys podcast covers the latest Android news and rumors with Scott from Android Guys and a variety of guests from various Android related blogs across the web. This weeks podcast covered the HTC Hero, augmented reality, and Google’s Adsense entry into the mobile ad/marketing arena. For more details on the podcast, head on over to AndroidGuys.com or you can listen to it through the little widget below. Hope you enjoy!
I’m sure by now everyone is trying to find a way to sell their HTC G1 of Magic to save up enough money for the new HTC Hero. We have good news for you. Don’t sell your Android phone for the Hero, just use Hero wallpapers! Ok, it might not be as exciting as having the Sense UI on your phone, but at least it will make you feel like your phone is new and exciting for a few days.
Developers have been hacking and flashing the Hero ROM to the G1 for quite some time now, but someone finally thought it would be a good idea to extract all the wallpapers that the Hero will be shipping with. We’ve got all 25 Hero wallpapers posted after the break, make sure you check it out
Instructions: Just save the images to your desktop or Android phone. The thumbnails are actually 640×480 and have only been resized in the web browser.
When the iPhone launched a few years back, one of the new features that it brought to the table was its visual voicemail system that allowed you to see your messages on your phone and choose which ones to listen to first or delete ones from people you just didn’t want to hear from. Google Voice launched in beta just last week and our friends over at Engadget Mobile have figured out a way to integrate the new service into their Android handset and give you the visual voicemail experience you have always wanted on your Android phone.
I’m not gonna cover all the details, but if you want to learn more just head on over to Engadget
We’ve known that Orange UK would be launching the HTC Hero some time in July, but now we have confirmation from Amazon in the U.K. that the Hero will also be available for those who are not willing to sign a contract. A SIM unlocked versiob of the HTC Hero will set you back £429.99 or just over $710. Keep in mind that tax is already included in that price. Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the new HTC and will be shipping out the handsets on July 15.
Just got a tip in right now as I am writing this. Expansys.com is also taking pre-orders for the Hero for £399.99 ($50 less than Amazon) with an expected availability date of July 8th, a whole week sooner than Amazon