updated 09:05 am EDT, Fri June 5, 2009
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Box
T-Mobile's name change for its version of the HTC Magic has been supported through a leak of the apparently final box art for the smartphone. The images slipped out to Engadget support the notion that the carrier's second Android phone will be called the myTouch 3G and also bring the surprise of a third color. Although Canada and other countries get the Magic only in white or black, the US release will give T-Mobile a dark "merlot" red.
The myTouch 3G is known to be a near-exact reflection of the reference Magic but upgrades to a 5-megapixel camera and will likely have pre-loaded T-Mobile software for its MyFaves calling feature.
When the phone ships is still uncertain. Although the same documents that accompanied the leak point to August 5th, T-Mobile itself has said it would talk about its next Android phone late this month and ship it early in the summer, making the August date unlikely.