T-Mobile myTouch 4G for Sale Nov. 3 for $199

T-Mobile said it will sell its myTouch 4G Android 2.2 smartphone Nov. 3, joining other holiday handsets, including its own G2 and devices from Samsung and Motorola.

T-Mobile said Oct. 28 it will begin selling its myTouch 4G smartphone Nov. 3 for $199.99 with a two-year plan after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The Android 2.2 handset will be available in the Untied States only from T-Mobile retail and online stores, as well as from Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club and Target.

T-Mobile confirmed the news and offered a video demo on its Facebook Web page here.

Like the myTouch devices before it, the myTouch 4G is built by HTC. However, this device sports a 3.8-inch, WVGA screen with virtual keyboard and the popular Swype gesture text input application.

The handset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1GHz MSM8255 processor and comes with an 8GB microSD memory card.

The myTouch also includes preloaded Google mobile applications and sports a 5-megapixel camera, HD camcorder and video chat capability.

T-Mobile sees the new myTouch's 4G access speed and coverage as the chief selling point, with a 4G network that spreads across 65 cities to provide faster application performance for multimedia apps such as video.

The myTouch 4G is one of many high-end Android smartphones geared for, or at least introduced during, the 2010 shopping season.

The device joins T-Mobile's G2, an Android 2.2 device that launched Oct. 6. Samsung is expected to unveil the Nexus Two Android 2.3 handset Nov. 8.

Motorola unveiled several new Android handsets this month, including the Droid Pro, Citrus, Spice and others that will land on Verizon Wireless' and AT&T's networks.