Vodafone to offer Android-powered HTC Magic

HTC Magic

The HTC G2 is headed to Vodafone as the HTC Magic.

The introduction of the HTC Magic is the result of a successful relationship between Vodafone and HTC, and Vodafone’s joining, late last year, of the Open Handset Alliance.

The HTC Magic is powered by a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7201a processor and Google Android. It comes with quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band (900/2100MHz) HSDPA/WCDMA connectivity, a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display (the press release mentions a QVGA display instead), 192MB RAM and 512MB ROM, built-in GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 3.2MP camera with auto-focus, a microSDHC expansion slot, a digital compass, and a 1340mAh battery. Unlike the T-Mobile G1, it does not come with a QWERTY keyboard but does have a trackball.

Vodafone will exclusively offer the HTC Magic in the UK, Spain, Germany and France and on a non-exclusive basis in Italy later this spring. It will be available for free with a certain service agreements. The UK, Spain and France will carry a white version, Germany a black one and Italians will have a choice.

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