HTC Magic: The Next G2 Announced

by on February 20, 2009
in Gadgets




Remember the leaked photos I shared of another Android-powered T-mobile phone, which was termed as ‘G2’? Well, the curtains finally went up when, a couple of days ago at the Mobile World Congress ’09, HTC Magic was announced.

HTC Magic will be the first touch-only phone, featuring the upcoming Android Cupcake update, which also includes an on-screen keyboard.

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It also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen display and a trackball, similar to the one we saw in G1. It consists of all Google services, that were also the part of G1 and built-in auto-rotation of the screen orientation thanks to accelerometer.

A 3.5mm headphone jack is still not included – not a good move by HTC. With my hands on with the G1, thickness was one thing that I noticed a lot, and it seems with no physical keyboard, HTC Magic is considerably slim and has a G1-like chin at the bottom. I just hope it is now more lightweight!

Engadget and MobileCrunch got their hands on the HTC Magic and took some photos. The official press image (above) is different from the photos below with round front buttons.

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For all those who are waiting for it, HTC Magic will be available in the UK in second quarter.

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