HTC Magic gets official

It’s been five months in the making, but HTC has finally revealed its second Android phone. Nope, not the T-Mobile G2 – the Vodafone Magic

It’s been five months in the making, but HTC has finally revealed its second Android phone. Nope, not the T-Mobile G2 – the Vodafone Magic.

Fans on the G1 will find it looks quite familiar. In fact, the Magic is essentially its predecessor sans the slide-out keyboard and with the ‘Cupcake’ extension to Android’s OS.

This should soften the blow to QWERTY fans, as one of ‘Cupcake’s’ extra abilities is better support for onscreen keyboards, such as those from HTC.

The lack of a keyboard also means it’s been able to shed to some weight – it’s down from 17mm thick to a trim 13.65mm.

Features-wise, there’s still built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and the screen is the same 3.2in, 320x480 affair as before. Disappointingly, the 3.2MP camera still lacks flash.

We’ll have some more pics and a hands-on from the launch soon, so stay tuned for more live from Mobile World Congress 2009.

HTC Magic

Price: £tba

On sale: TBA

Contact: HTC