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HTC Magic is official, bringing Android to Vodafone sans keyboard

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Vodafone just scooped planet Earth with the first touchscreen-only Android phone: HTC's Magic. All the specs look to line up with what was rumored, with a 3.2-inch QVGA screen front and center (that resolution might be a typo, HVGA seems more likely), HDSPA, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera (no flash), and a G1-style trackball. Details on pricing and availability will be unveiled for local Vodafone markets as they see fit, but pricing in Spain will be from 99 to 199 Euro, depending on contract. Initial markets to nab the phone will be UK (due in April), Spain, Germany, France and Italy, with more countries to follow, and the phone will be a timed exclusive with Vodafone. Crazily enough, the phone has a proprietary headphone jack, proving once and for all that HTC doesn't like you, but at least this one will ship with a touchscreen keyboard out of the gate -- it's running Cupcake.

Update: We have confirmation that the device is indeed HVGA like the G1 before it, that's a typo on the original press release. More detailed specifications after the break.

Gallery: HTC Magic | 7 Photos


  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201a, 528MHz.
  • Memory: 512MB ROM, 192MB RAM.
  • Dimensions: 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.45-inches.
  • Weight: 4.18 ounces with battery.
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz (no love for the States) with 2Mbps up, 7.2Mbps down; quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz.
  • Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD HVGA 480x320
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, mini USB, and GPS
  • Input: Trackball with Enter button, Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen keyboard (both portrait and landscape)





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