and HTC today announced the HTC Magic smartphone, Vodafone's first
Android-powered mobile, which will be available in the spring.
The stylish new handset is exclusive to Vodafone in the UK, Spain, Germany and
France (SFR) and available on a non-exclusive basis in Italy. Customers can
ensure that they are the first to receive information about the HTC Magic's
availability, pricing and pre-ordering by registering their interest via their
local Vodafone website from today.
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. A tablet-style device, with a sleek design and unprecedented
compactness for a smartphone featuring the Android platform, the HTC Magic
enables a superior mobile internet experience, providing broad flexibility for
personalization via the application-rich Android Market. Available in white in
the UK, Spain and France, black in Germany and in both colors in Italy, the HTC
Magic will be for sale in several other Vodafone markets over the next few
Available from free on various price plans, the HTC Magic has a 3.2" QVGA
touch screen display and features a trackball and navigational buttons for
quick, easy access. The HTC Magic includes a variety of email options such as
Google Mail, POP3 and IMAP as well as Google Talk for instant messaging.
The HTC Magic has a variety of powerful mobile internet capabilities
beginning with an Android-optimized Webkit browser. It also features the popular
Google™ applications, Google Maps™ and Google Search™ as well as favorites like
YouTube™. In addition, Android Market allows for quick and easy downloading of
games and applications utilizing Vodafone's fast and reliable network.
The HTC Magic initially comes exclusive to Vodafone customers in UK, Spain,
Germany and France (SFR) and non-exclusively in Italy. More countries to follow.
Cheers ~ Arne