Root myTouch 4G Permanently Using VISIONary

It was only yesterday that we wrote about a permanent rooting solution for T-Mobile G2 that was built with the already known VISIONary application. Now thanks to that, we now have a permanent root for T-Mobile myTouch 4G as well. Credit once again to the folks at XDA.

The procedure is not too different from what we saw for the G2 and you can check out the complete step-by-step instructions here. What this root means is that we are not very far away from having custom ROM builds releasing for myTouch. But having said that, please also note that the usual disclaimers apply here. More so, because this is a new root and there is a lot of chance for things to go wrong. That could mean, one misstep and your phone could be bricked. So proceed to the link above at your own risk.

Buy myTouch 4G At T-Mobile Stores For $199 Now

Following up with the announcement made late last month, T-Mobile has now officially brought the myTouch 4G to their stores. Starting now, you may buy the 3.8″ Android 2.2 touchscreen device at a price of $199.99. That’s the price for those of you who sign up for a two year contract that will cost $30 per month for data alone and additionally $49.99 per month for voice and messaging. A contract-free phone should be available at a price of $449.99 and data/voice plans for these phones start at $59.99 per month.

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G should come with the Sense UI interface that is pretty much the norm on all HTC manufactured smartphones. Additionally, you will also have a 5-Megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities. The phone is available in four colors – namely, black, white, red and plum. Click here to make the purchase online.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Pricing & Launch Announced

Earlier this month, T-Mobile unveiled their new myTouch Android phone. As we had noted back then, the slider phone comes with a 3.8″ WVGA display, a 1GHz SnapDragon processor, a 5-Megapixel rear facing camera and other features like 720p HD video recording, video calling,etc. The device will run on the carrier’s HSPA+ network that will give realistic browsing speeds of up to 14Mbps.

T-Mobile has now announced that myTouch 4G will begin to ship starting November 3. Pricing depends on where you buy it from. Hit the T-Mobile retail stores directly and you will be shelling out $199.99 along with a 2 year contract. On the other hand, third party retailers like WireFly are selling the phone for just $150.

The device will be running Android 2.2 and considering that this is a HTC make, you will be treated to the regular Sense UI on the display.

T-Mobile MyTouch Features And Specs Revealed

As expected, T-Mobile has finally unveiled their newest Android handsets; the myTouch. Unlike the other slider version, the new T-Mobile myTouch comes with a fully touchscreen interface and packs a number of powerful specs including the ability to do video calling. This is incidentally, the first smartphone from T-Mobile to come with the ability to video call. The functionality is expected to be available over Qik and Yahoo Messenger.

Speaking of technical specifications, the T-Mobile myTouch comes with a 3.8″ WVGA display, a next generation SnapDragon core processor running at 1 GHz and two cameras – one rear-facing camera sporting a 5-megapixel camera sensor and another front facing camera that will support video chat. And yes, 720p HD video capture is supported as well. Wi-Fi 802.11 is supported and video chat is expected to be supported on Wi-Fi as well as 3G. Best of all, the network is expected to work over T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network that will give you realistic browsing speeds of up to 14Mbps.

No word on pricing or launch date as yet.

T-Mobile MyTouch Slide Price And Launch Date Revealed

TmoNews has gotten hold of a few promo materials from T-Mobile that indicates that the MyTouch Slide could be making its way to the stores by June 16th. And another interesting revelation is the price point. The device is expected to come at $149.99 along with a two year contract.

Don’t like the contract part? Then you go for a contract-less piece at $399.99. Alternately, you may also finance your MyTouch Slide for a cost of $23 per month.

The T-Mobile MyTouch Slide is a nice Android phone running on a customized Sense UI platform. Though this may not compare to the HTC EVO 4G, this new HTC handset is surely going to be one another head turner.

[via TmoNews]

MyTouch Slide Launch Date Deferred To June

HTC MyTouch 3G Slide was supposed to launch on May 17th. However, there are now indications that this launch date may be deferred till the 2nd of June. According to reports on TMoNews, the rationale behind the delay is not known and the website speculates if this has got anything to do with inventory shortfall issues similar to those faced by HTC HD2.

However I would tend to believe that it is more so as a way to offer a buffer time to avoid a similar situation that HD2 suffered. Also, could the recent Volcanic Ash from Iceland likely to have caused logistical delays? Just saying..

[via TmoNews]

HTC myTouch 1.2 To Come With Expresso, Swype Input

I am not very sure about the credibility of this rumor, but folks at Android Community report “creditable sources” as revealing that the HTC myTouch 1.2 could be launching with Expresso and Swype Input.

You might have heard of Swype. It is an upcoming technology founded by the developer of the popular T9 dictionary that claims to improve the speed of typing on your mobile phone. Here is quick video that will give you a nice idea of how it works.

Expresso, as Android Community notes is HTC’s own version of Android 2.1 with more features like Sense UI. If these rumors are true, then myTouch 1.2 is definitely something to watch out for…though I still have my doubts on whether Swype is really that new-age technology that it is hyped to be.

[via Android Community]