As with the T-Mobile G1, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G was built by device-maker HTC. But the focus of the myTouch 3G is its new sleek design and contoured feel, along with a host of new features and functions that best its predecessor.
For example, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G ditches the G1's slide-out QWERTY keyboard in favor of a touch-screen-based virtual keyboard. The virtual keyboard, T-Mobile said, helps maintain the myTouch 3G's slim, smooth and lightweight design.
"The G1 was highly successful and captured the imagination of thousands of developers as the first Android-powered phone," Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile platforms at Google, said in a statement. "With myTouch, T-Mobile is poised to capture the imagination of consumers everywhere, and by expanding the availability and appeal of Android-based devices, they're giving developers a bigger market for the next wave of killer Android applications."