T-Mobile's MyTouch lands in San Francisco

Skydivers, jets, and celebrity impersonators welcome T-Mobile's second Google Android phone.

T-Mobile on Wednesday threw a coming out party for its new Google Android-based phone, the MyTouch, with great fanfare. The celebration included skydivers, celebrity impersonators, and yes, even mimes . Here are a few of the more artistic photos from the event.

For more photos detailing the spectacular affair, see our photo gallery: MyTouch 3G gets campy launch in S.F.
Or see our related story here .

Against the backdrop of downtown San Francisco, balloons, streamers, and confetti filled Justin Herman Plaza Wednesday.
Against the backdrop of downtown San Francisco, balloons, streamers, and confetti filled Justin Herman Plaza Wednesday. James Martin/CNET
Four L39 patriot jets streaming colored smoke flew low over the bay during the celebration, from Marina Green down along the Embarcadero.
Four L39 patriot jets streaming colored smoke flew low over the bay during the celebration, from Marina Green down along the Embarcadero. James Martin/CNET
Touted as "an historical event of epic proportions", hundreds of observers watched the skies as 100 skydivers descended into the city amidst a plaza filled with balloons and confetti.
Touted as "an historical event of epic proportions", hundreds of observers watched the skies as 100 skydivers descended into the city amidst a plaza filled with balloons and confetti. James Martin/CNET
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James Martin is the staff photographer at CNET News, covering the geeks and gadgets of Silicon Valley. When he's not live-blogging the latest product launches from Apple, Google, or Facebook, James can be found exploring NASA, probing robotics labs, and getting behind-the-scenes with some of the Bay Area's most innovative thinkers.

 

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