We knew this day would come eventually. The HTC Magic (or the new MyTouch 3G on T-Mobile) has just surpasses the one million mark. While the figure is impressive, keep in mind that the HTC Magic has been on the market since April in European markets, but it was most likely the U.S. launch of the device as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G that helped surge the sales numbers just over one million units. Honestly, it’s not surprising to see the phone reach these numbers since a lot of handsets these days have achieved this accomplishment. The main thing to note here is that, the HTC Magic is the second Android phone to reach the million unit milestone. Unfortunately, HTC has not given us any recent number on the HTC Dream, but I’d imagine that adding up the sales of the two handsets, there should be around 2.5-3 million HTC Android users across the globe.
Source : Digitimes
I’d imagine that you might be tempted to head down to the T-Mobile store today to pick up the new myTouch 3G, but before you do so it would probably be a good idea to see how the new Android handset stacks up against the competition. I find it’s always a bit useful to know a little bit more about alternate phone options just to make sure you’re buying the right handset.
After the jump, we’ve embedded Omio’s phone comparison widget with the HTC Magic (myTouch 3G) already selected. All you have to do is choose which phone you want to match it up against. You can see how it stacks up against the new Hero that’ll be making its way to Sprint in a few months or see if that Android powered Samsung Galaxy is any good. Let us know what you think of the widget and if we should use it more.
After months of planning, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G (HTC Magic) is finally on sale through T-Mobile retail locations across the country and their website. T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G doesn’t really offer anything different than the HTC Magic that has been on sale in Europe for a few months already, but it is the second Android powered handset to hit the U.S. market. If you have not already pre-ordered your new phone, you can head in to a T-Mobile location to pick one up for $199 with a new two year contract. The myTouch 3G is available in white, black, and merlot. But if you’re a bit more daring, T-Mobile has a slew of cases and covers on sale so that you can customize your myTouch to your heart’s content.
Anyone planning on picking one up today? My wife has told me I’m not allowed to buy another Android phone since I just purchased the HTC Touch Pro. I will however be heading into my T-mobile store later on this morning to get my first hands-on impressions of the new myTouch 3G. After the jump, there are a few more pictures of the new phone and some of the accessories that T-mobile will be pushing when you make your purchase. Anyone think the new myTouch 3G dock will work with my G1?
For those who have been wondering just hope T-Mobile’s visual voicemail is going to work, a new demo video from T-Mobile should answer most of your questions. The slick user interface allows Android users to easily check voicemail without going through they typical voicemail steps. You can even download the audio files to your memory card and save it for later. TmoNews has compiled a few different video clips that will give you all the ins and outs of T-Mobile’s visual voicemail service.
The image above really tells the whole story here. We’ve known for a long time that T-Mobile is planning on rolling out Visual Voicemail on their network. T-Mobile virtual tour page for the myTouch 3G gives us an indication that they are planning on having an app on the Android Market called AppPackTM that will give myTouch 3G users (and we’re hoping G1 users) access to Visual Voicemail on their handsets.
If you’re wondering why T-mobile would release Visual Voicemail as an app rather than including it in the phone itself, the answer is quite simple. If the myTouch 3G shipped with this application pre-installed, any updates to it would requite an OTA firmware update. Having AppPackTM on the market will make it a lot easier for T-Mobile to improve the service and push out updates to those who want to use the feature.
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Current T-Mobile customers can now head on over to T-Mobile’s website and pre-order the myTouch 3G. As expected, you will need to part with $199 if you are eligible for a full upgrade or else they will be charging you $499. Customers who pre-order the phone can expect to get it in the mail on or before August 3.
One interesting thing that I noticed on T-Mobile’s site is that the image they are showing off features a custom Home screen which looks very similar to aHome which can be picked up from the Android Market. I wouldn’t read much into it, but it could be that T-Mobile will be including the app on your phone so that you have more options to customize your myTouch 3G.
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.