New Android phone: HTC Magic exclusive to Vodafone

After all the rumours and maybes, we've finally got our hands on the new Android phone. (Well, ok so it's more behind some glass, and we've got our hands on the glass).


The HTC Magic may not have been named "G2" as certain rumours went, but it does look quite like its predecessor. Like the G1, it's a tablet-style device with 3.2-inch QVGA touch-screen and presumably superb internet capabilities. The biggest difference is the G1's slide-out QWERTY has been eschewed in favour of a touch-screen one - not necessarily the best for emailing, but it does shave centimetres off the admittedly chunky G1.


Still, it's primed for a powerful web experience, with HSDPA support, trackball and navigation pad, Android-optimised browser Webkit, and support for POP3 and IMAP email, as well as Google Talk for instant messaging.


Also, in case you forget Android is owned by Google, you'll also get a ton of other Google apps, including the highly useful Google Maps, Search, plus YouTube integration.


The phone will be exclusive to Vodafone in the UK, Spain, Germany and France, and available on some other networks in Italy.


The HTC Magic is available only in white to the UK, Spain and France, disappointingly, while Germans get cool black, and those lucky Italians get to choose between white and black.


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