T-Mobile and Eric Clapton launch the myTouch 3G Fender Edition

6:46 PM Edited by Blony

Announced in October last year, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Edition is now finally ready for launch.

The customized Android smartphone will be on sale starting January 20, and T-Mobile USA has teamed up with legendary guitarist Eric Clapton to promote it and appear in commercials that will air on national TV.

Featuring “a Fender guitar sunburst-finish inspired design”, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Edition has a 3.5mm headset jack and a 16GB MicroSD card in the box, and it will come preloaded with Eric Clapton hit songs like “Wonderful Tonight,” “Layla,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart” and “My Father’s Eyes.” Songs from Avril Lavigne, Wyclef Jean and Brad Paisley will be included, too.

The new phone will also come with applications like Guitar: Solo and Musical Light, as well as with a customized multimedia sync solution from doubleTwist, which “offers a sleek, intuitive interface for syncing and managing music and other media” with a Mac or a Windows PC.

The myTouch 3G Fender runs Android 1.6, but it should be upgraded to Android 2.1 sometime this spring.

Like the original myTouch, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender will cost $179.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement.

Via Press release