The HTC Magic will be released in the Spring and is exclusive in the UK, Spain, Germany and France. It will also be available in Italy, but not as an exclusive to Vodafone.
Potential customers in the UK can pre-register today to be kept up to date on the exact availability and pricing. UK, Spanish and French users will get the phone in white, Germans will get black and Italians will be able to choose between black or white.
The introduction of the HTC Magic is a result of Vodafone’s long standing relationship with HTC and its signing up to the Open Handset Alliance in the autumn of 2008.
It has a sleek design and ‘unprecedented compactness’ for an Android powered device. Unlike the T-Mobile G1, the Magic has no keyboard – using an on-screen version instead.
HTC Corporation President and CEO, Peter Chou said: “The HTC Magic embodies the compact style and sophistication for which HTC has come to be known, with the powerful and intuitive internet experience for which the Android platform was designed
We are proud of our partnership with Vodafone and excited about making the Android-powered HTC Magic available to Vodafone customers in Europe.”
The Magic has a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen display, trackball and navigation buttons for easy operation. It also supports a range of email services and has the comprehensive suite of Google applications – including Android Market for easy application downloading.
Pricing information will be released in the near future, but it is expected to be free on most contracts.