John Paczkowski

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myTouch? Seriously?

mytouch-boxT-Mobile’s follow-up to the G1 is finally on its way to market. The carrier is expected to announce details of its second Android-based handset next week with an eye toward launching it later this summer.

Called the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the device is similar in design to the HTC Magic, an Android device currently sold by Vodafone UK (VOD). Like Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, it features a touchscreen but no physical keyboard. And it’s said to integrate voice-activated search, video recording and enhanced browsing, thanks to Cupcake, otherwise known as Android 1.5.

When it goes on sale, the myTouch 3G will be the second Android-based phone to hit the market from a major carrier in the states, but by the end of the year it will be one of many. Google (GOOG) expects some 18 Android devices to arrive at market this year.