The T-Mobile G1 has been a pretty solid first Android effort for T-Mobile in the U.S., and now the carrier is getting ready to release the next-generation phone, the myTouch 3G. The new phone is thinner and lighter than the G1, but retains much about the form factor of the original. The myTouch 3G loses the physical keyboard, which will be a good thing for some and a bad thing for others. It runs Android 1.5, which adds an onscreen keyboard, making it possible to lose the real deal.
The myTouch 3G is the same phone as the Google Ion/HTC Magic that’s already available in Europe, and can be ordered by existing T-Mobile customers on July 8th with a shipping date of July 29. It will cost $199.99 with a 2-year contract and T-Mobile is offering a unique extended warranty for the phone, cost unknown.
(via Gear Log)