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Pugsly 20-02-2009 08:16 AM

HTC Magic Android smartphone
High Tech Computer (HTC) unveiled its second Google Android-based smartphone, the HTC Magic, with mobile service provider Vodafone on Tuesday. The new smartphone will soon battle its predecessor, the T-Mobile G1 (also called the HTC Dream) in Europe. Vodafone plans to launch the HTC Magic in the U.K., Spain, Germany, France and Italy and several other Vodafone markets over the next few months, the company said in a statement. T-Mobile has said it would roll out the G1 in continental Europe in the first quarter of this year. Vodafone did not provide pricing information, nor nail down a specific launch date.

The Magic will also provide applications through Google's Android Market which now offers more than 800 programs for download. The device has new capabilities supported by the use of new "Cupcake" Android firmware. Among them, the most worth-mentioning are the video recording capability and the on-screen QWERTY keyboard.

As expected, the HTC magic will have deep integration with Google's Web services like Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, and Google Maps.

The HTC Magic will be sold only through Vodafone in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and France. The new device will also be available in Italy on a non-exclusive basis. The Magic will be sold in several other countries, but Vodafone hasn’t said yet what other markets will get it.

Pugsly 20-02-2009 08:24 AM

Re: HTC Magic Android smartphone
The features of HTC Magic are for example 3.2” QVGA touch screen display and promising quick and easy access with trackball and navigational buttons.

This Android smartphone also brings the google varieties popular tradmark suc as Google Maps, Google Search, Google Talk and Google Mail with Pop3 and IMAP as well as Youtube.

Specification of HTC Magic Android smartphone
OS :Android OS
Messaging :MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser :HTML
Games :Yes
Colors :White
Camera :3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocu
- Built-in GPS receiver
- Digital compass
- Document viewer
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Voice memo
- MP3 player
- Built-in handsfree

Pugsly 20-02-2009 08:32 AM

Re: HTC Magic Android smartphone
The HTC Magic is based on the Qualcomm MSM7201a chipset running at 528MHz. It has quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100MHz) for up to 7.2Mbps downlink and 2Mbps uplink speeds, network depending. In addition there’s WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and HTC’s own ExtUSB port which incorporates both a USB 2.0 connection and an audio jack (with an included adapter to use standard 3.5mm headsets).

Other specs include GPS - which works with Android’s Google Maps and Street View - and a compass, plus a trackball with an enter button. All the usual Android apps are onboard, with the Magic having 512MB ROM and 192MB RAM. The smartphone measures 113 x 55 13.65mm and weighs 118.5g.

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