February 10, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
T-Mobile has announced a new version of the myTouch 3G that includes a 3.5mm headset jack and the Swype keyboard. The new myTouch takes after the limited-edition myTouch Fender, which was the first T-Mobile Android headset which didn’t require a USB audio connection or 3.5mm headset adapter.
Rumors of this taking place have spread for a few days. As expected, T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the new myTouch is available today in stores nationwide for $149.99 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for a two-year service agreement. Aside from the 3.5mm headset jack, the phone also comes with an updated music player app, 288MB of RAM, and an 8GB microSD card.
There are also a number of pre-installed applications, including text-entry app Swype. We showed how to install Swype on a G1 or HVGA device, but the app is now available officially to new customers who purchase the revamped myTouch. Other pre-installed apps include Barcode Scanner, Music Player, myAccount, and Visual Voicemail.
Though I’m sure plenty of people want to see T-Mobile push the envelope with next gen phones, it seems like they are going to ride this myTouch train until the wheels fall off. The latest version is the third entry from the myTouch family tree and we could see the fourth in the myTouch slide.