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The HTC Magic is an Android powered mobile phone and is also known as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G or Android G2.

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Pros

built in WiFi

17 agree

GPS functionality

14 agree

runs Android

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large 3.2" touchscreen (320240px)

12 agree

full audio format support (including AAC, WAV, OGG, MP3, WMA, etc...)

11 agree

3.2MP camera

9 agree

video recording

9 agree

highly integrated with popular online services

9 agree

high speed 3.5G data connection

9 agree

Bluetooth

7 agree

Personalized shells

3 agree

Customizable desktop with shortcuts, widgets, and apps

3 agree

Drop-down notification pane and status bar

3 agree

Flash support (update)

1 agrees

Can be upgrade: Sense UI (update)

1 agrees

Scratch resistant glass screen

1 agrees

Fast charging time

1 agrees

Micro SD up to 16GB

1 agrees

Pinch Zoom

1 agrees
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Cons

no hard keyboard

10 agree

no 3.5mm headphone jack

10 agree

Android is still a work in progress - not exactly polished

7 agree

Poor battery life. Needs charged at least every day!

6 agree

custom modified firmware for Rogers; disables many of the goodies of the US Android phones

6 agree

no FLAC support

5 agree

doesn't include "HTC Sense" UI like the hero

5 agree

cramped screen keyboard

4 agree

Case made of plastic, not metal

4 agree

Slow landscape/portrait screen orientation.

4 agree

Internal RAM not expandable

4 agree

expensive off of a contract - $649.99

4 agree

Only available in white in UK

3 agree

Over-eager automatic phone lock cannot be turned off

2 agree

no internal storage - microSD cards only

2 agree

proprietary data / charging cable

1 agrees

no camera zoom in feature

1 agrees
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The HTC Magic is an Android powered mobile phone and is also known as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G or Android G2. Hooked directly into Google's services such as mail, maps, search and other features, the phone has access to the Android market of applications. This market is stocked with applications and games, and Google fanatics who will continue to make more as time goes on. The HTC Magic offers a video recording capability and makes it easy to publish the video directly to YouTube right from the phone. It incorporates a high speed 3.5G network connection with a Wi-Fi connection. The 3.2 inch HVGA screen is touch-sensitive and the phone comes with a microSD (SD 2.0) expansion slot. The 3.2 megapixel color camera has an auto focus to improve the quality of pictures and video and the HTC Magic has support for Bluetooth wireless stereo headsets.

Features
  • Android
  • 3.5G network connection
  • Screen individualization
  • Sherpa app
  • Notification pane
  • Personalized shells
  • Wi-Fi
  • microSD (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • 3.2" touch-sensitive screen (320 x 480 pixel)
  • Bluetooth wireless stereo headsets
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera
  • Video recording
  • Weight: 118.5 grams with battery
  • Internal GPS antenna
Post Review
Erik
05/31/2009 05:47

Intrigued by this coming out for Roger's in Canada. I'm definitely curious to see how things pan out with their custom firmware that's rumoured. What features will they disable?

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