John Paczkowski

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Like Snowflakes, No Two myTouch 3Gs Alike…

t-mobilemytouch3g-lg2In a summer of handset debuts that already include the Palm (PALM) Pre, Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 3GS, and soon, Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry Tour 9630, add one more: the myTouch 3G, T-Mobile’s second Google (GOOG) Android phone. The carrier officially introduced the device today and said customers can begin reserving it on July 8. Price: $199 with a two-year contract.

Sleeker than the somewhat boxy G1, the myTouch boasts longer battery life–up to six hours of talk time, one more than its predecessor–a 3.2-megapixel camera, a virtual keyboard that orients automatically from portrait to landscape mode and, more importantly, better customization.

Now that the Android Market has 5,000-strong range of applications, devices like the myTouch offer a more compelling proposition than even before. “No two myTouch devices will be alike,” Andrew Sherrard, vice president at T-Mobile, told “They will be as unique as the users that own them. What we have found is that once consumers know how to customize a device and they add everything they want on it, they respond very well to having a phone that is specially designed for them.”

Yep, they sure do.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik