T-Mobile unveils its 2009 Holiday Season lineup

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android-logo-santaT-Mobile wants to help spread more holiday cheer this year. Thus, the the number 4 US mobile carrier announced that it will be offering “the broadest selection of Android-powered phones among national wireless carriers in the United States” to help make the 2009 holiday season the most droidish ever!

Perhaps the most exciting news is the launch of the new myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition phone (pictured below). Yes, you read that right. Fender. Limited Edition. The Limited Edition myTouch is a music lovers dream with a wood-grain finish, complete with a 3.5mm headset jack, pre-installed 16GB microSD card, and “exclusive pre-loaded video and audio clips by iconic musicians.” FTW! Too bad the presser didn’t say anything about a price or expected release date.

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Along with the myTouch, T-Mobile will also be offering two other, new Android handsets: the Samsung Behold II and the Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR. The new editions brings T-Mobile’s Android count up to four different handsets. Not to shabby.

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled its upcoming holiday lineup of impressive 3G-enabled devices. Offering something for everyone, T-Mobile’s latest products include the broadest selection of Android™-powered phones among national wireless carriers in the United States, as well as a compact touch-screen device and a stylish flip phone. Whether choosing a personalized experience on Android, or an easy-to-use phone for Web browsing, T-Mobile’s handsets this holiday season will appeal to every wish list.

“T-Mobile is focused on driving a wide variety of innovative products for our customers that help them stay connected through voice, e-mail, social networks or the latest Android Market applications,” said Travis Warren, director of product marketing, T-Mobile USA. “We’re thrilled with the assortment of devices this holiday season, particularly the numerous Android-powered phones with features that range from personalization to premiere music experiences to multimedia entertainment and social networking.”

Perfect for the music lover, the T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition is the newest in the T-Mobile myTouch franchise. Anticipated for later this year, the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition has a guitar-inspired wood-grain finish and provides access to the growing Android Market, which now offers more than 10,000 applications. In addition to offering the vast personalization options and integration of Google™ services available on the myTouch 3G, customers can also enjoy a more complete mobile media experience with a 3.5mm headset jack, pre-installed 16GB microSD card, and exclusive pre-loaded video and audio clips by iconic musicians.

The Samsung Behold® II, the first Android-powered phone jointly from Samsung and T-Mobile, boasts an impressive 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display, powerful multimedia features, and a rich Web experience including Google Search™. The Behold II is equipped with Samsung’s exclusive cube menu providing quick access to top features including photos, music, videos, Web browser, Amazon MP3, and YouTube™. The Samsung TouchWiz™ user interface also allows customers to customize their phone’s home screen to the way they use it. To enhance their mobile experience, customers can download applications from the Android Market using built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G network or Wi-Fi for fast Web browsing and download speeds. The Behold II is expected to be available later this year.

The Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™ is an Android-powered device with impressive social skills. CLIQ is Motorola’s first Android-powered device and the first to feature the innovative MOTOBLUR solution that manages and integrates communications — from work e-mail to social messaging activity — all to your home screen. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace®, Gmail™, and work and personal e-mail. In addition to the unique software experience, the CLIQ features a premium design with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch HVGA full touch-screen display. An exclusive pre-sale of the CLIQ is planned for T-Mobile customers beginning Oct. 19, with nationwide sales expected to begin Nov. 2. Two color options will be available, winter white and titanium, for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.* Customers can visit http://www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ to register for CLIQ updates, learn more about the phone and check out a demo of MOTOBLUR.

The T-Mobile Tap™ is a stylish touch-screen phone available in two fashionable finishes, berry and midnight blue, and is ideal for those wanting an attractive and affordable phone. Featuring a compact design, the phone lets customers enjoy fast Web browsing with T-Mobile web2goSM over T-Mobile’s 3G network, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture and playback, music player, GPS for use with location based services powered by TeleNav, and stereo Bluetooth® as well as support for personal e-mail, SMS, MMS and IM. It is anticipated that the T-Mobile Tap will be available later this year.

Fast and functional, the Nokia 3711 is a feature-rich phone sporting a flip design with a unique hidden-until-lit external display. With support for T-Mobile’s 3G network, customers may enjoy fast connections browsing the Web with T-Mobile web2go. In addition, the 3711 boasts built-in GPS for use with Nokia Maps, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, and the Series 40 operating system. In addition, the 3711 supports instant messaging and e-mail, allowing consumers to connect with friends and family in a number of ways. The phone is expected to be available in a sable finish in the coming weeks.

These new phones all deliver a fast and reliable connection with T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network, which, due to rapid expansion, now covers more than 165 million people in more than 230 cities nationwide and, by the end of 2009, will be available to approximately 200 million people across the U.S. In addition, T-Mobile is upgrading its 3G network across the majority of the nationwide footprint to the faster HSPA 7.2 standard.

For more information on these products as they become available, visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.

* Limited time offer; subject to change. Price may vary depending upon customer upgrade eligibility requirements. Plus taxes and fees. Qualifying T-Mobile voice and data plans required.

Use of some features or services may incur separate, additional charges and/or require a qualifying data plan. 3G coverage is 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.T-Mobile.com/Coverage.

FENDER™ and STRATOCASTER™ are trademarks of FMIC. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The MOTOBLUR logo is a trademark of Motorola. Android, Android Market, Google, Google Search, YouTube, and Gmail are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

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