BELLEVUE, Wash. & SAN FRANCISCO--(http://www.t-mobilemytouch.com, and also choose from an array of accessories and customized shells to make their device truly their own.)--T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national retail availability of the highly anticipated T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G with Google™. Customers can now purchase the myTouch 3G in T-Mobile retail and partner locations, as well as online at
“myTouch 3G can be personalized to wholly reflect your individuality, pride and passion, making it ‘100% you,’”
To celebrate its arrival, T-Mobile is aiming high and plans to launch an aerial spectacle in the sky over San Francisco. Today at noon PDT, 100 skydivers, each dressed as unique personalities to reflect the individuality of the myTouch experience, will colorfully parachute in synchronized formations over the city*.
“myTouch 3G can be personalized to wholly reflect your individuality, pride and passion, making it ‘100% you,’” said Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “We’ll help this come to life from the get-go at our retail stores, where unique sample personas will be displayed to illustrate some of the many customization options. Also, our skilled myTouch 3G Retail Champions will learn about our customers’ interests and needs to make sure they’re suited to make their myTouch unlike any other.”
The Retail Champions, deeply trained specifically to help customers maximize their myTouch 3G experience, will assist with downloads, demonstrate the multitude of features and applications available for customers, and showcase personalization options.
myTouch 3G has much to boast about on the outside. To complement its sleek and lightweight look and feel, a variety of accessories and pre-designed shell patterns are available, including the ability to individualize accessories. Customers will also be able to design their own shell using a variety of methods, including uploading a personal photo, graphic design, or selecting text, shapes, icons or logos. The final design is custom-printed onto the shell, then shipped.
In addition, the ecosystem of accessories available for myTouch includes everything from gel skins to device cases to wrist straps to covers. Five distinct accessory bundles will be available this month online, including a music pack with portable speakers and a bonus promotional card for Amazon MP3 downloads, and a fitness pack that includes a fitness belt and arm band — each allowing customers to further match the phone to their unique lifestyle.
On its inside, myTouch provides customers with the ability to richly personalize the entire theme of the device with new widgets, icons and wallpapers, which can be added directly on the home screen. Android Market™ hosts thousands of applications that can deliver further customization to customers based on their personal passions and preferences, supported by T-Mobile’s expanding 3G network, which is currently available in 176 cities nationwide.
T-Mobile has also launched a new application within the Market called AppPack, which highlights a sampling of noteworthy applications to help customers further personalize their myTouch 3G and manage their T-Mobile accounts. At launch, AppPack includes the following applications that are free:
Additional popular phone features made possible by the partnership of T-Mobile and Google include one-touch access to the Google™ mobile services that millions use every day including Google Search™ by voice, Google Maps™ with Street View, YouTube™ and Picasa™.
During today’s myTouch arrival celebration, skydivers accompanied by fly-by jets will land at four locations around San Francisco: Embarcadero/Justin Herman Plaza, Marina Green Park, Pier 39 and Moscone Recreation Center. Spectators at Justin Herman Plaza will have the opportunity to interact with the skydivers and product ambassadors, sample the new myTouch device as well as have the chance to get exciting gifts.
Pricing and Availability
Designed by HTC, T-Mobile myTouch 3G is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.** It is also available at http://www.T-MobilemyTouch.com. T-Mobile myTouch 3G will be available in three colors — black, white and merlot. Customers can visit http://www.T-MobilemyTouch.com for more information.
* Weather and conditions permitting.
** Price may vary depending upon customer upgrade eligibility requirements. See T-Mobile.com for additional details. 3G coverage not available everywhere. For information where T-Mobile 3G service is available or to see T-Mobile’s Personal Coverage Check tool, please visit http://www.TMobile.com/Coverage.
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. operation of Deutsche Telekom AG’s (NYSE: DT) Mobile Communications Business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. By the end of the first quarter of 2009, more than 148 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.