Shots of that China Mobile-customized Magic
in the wild have proven spot-on now that the Wall Street Journal
has confirmed HTC's plans to begin offering the device starting next month. The phone will join hardware from Lenovo as a member of China Mobile's OPhone
initiative, which is looking to offer a carrier-customized Android experience on surprisingly awesome handsets. Of course, awesomeness always comes with a price, and when the Magic launches in June, it's expected to run something in the range of 5,000 yuan ($732) -- a princely sum for a phone that should run no more than $450 or so totally unlocked in other locales. Just how bad do you want Android, punk?