T-Mobile updates myTouch 3G, adds headphone jack

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Despite only being on the market for a few months, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G seems a bit outdated compared to other Android smartphones. Today, early adopters of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G are feeling yet another sting as T-Mobile updates the hardware of the phone. The improvements don’t bring the phone to the level of the Nexus One, but it at least makes it a bit better than before.

The new version of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the myTouch 3G has features similar to the Fender version of the phone with the licensing fees. The refresh adds more RAM to the phone, bringing it from 192MB to 288MB like other versions of the HTC Magic. It also adds the much needed 3.5 mm headphone jack so users can listen to music and charge the phone and listen to music or any other media at the same time. Other features include the inclusion of Swype as an input option, and built in apps including Barcode Scanner, myAccount and Visual Voicemail.

The myTouch 3G refresh goes for $149, and is available in black and white. Merlot is apparently no more, which is depressing. With the new RAM upgrade in the myTouch 3G, it would now be possible to put the Sense UI from the HTC Hero onto the phone since it will now have the same specs. Even if HTC doesn’t release the Sense UI, it should hopefully now work with the homebrew versions for those willing to root their phones. Although, with the Nexus One costing only $30 more, and running Android 2.1 as opposed to 1.6, the entire point might be moot.

Read [T-Mobile] Via [Boy Genius Report]

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