Put those rumors to rest because T-Mobile is indeed launching the myTouch 3G with Google (s GOOG) handset on July 8. This morning I received an invite to the media event in New York City, although I’m on the fence about attending. It’s a solid 2.5-hour drive for what’s likely a one-hour event, followed by the long return trip home. I’m leaning towards going, though, because the myTouch looks spectacular so far, and I’d like to see it in person.
You can tell from the pic on the invite that the myTouch is thinner and has less of a chin than the original G1 handset running Android. Dropping that slide-out keyboard will do that every time. Remember that the myTouch has the “with Google” branding, so I don’t believe it will natively support Microsoft Exchange, although PC World’s early look says it will. I’m fairly certain, however, that it won’t have the sensible HTC Sense UI that’s making the rounds.
The official T-Mobile myTouch 3G site offers a countdown clock for T-Mo customer pre-orders, which just happens to correspond with the day of the media event. Om received the handset earlier and says the phone is worth the wait. Luckily, you don’t have to wait much longer to see more of it, although even pre-orders won’t be arriving until August 3.