HTC Unleashes the GooglePhone Generation 2

By Butterboom Writers  /  March 3, 2009

Get ready for Android, Hong Kong!


The Googlephone Version 2.0, or professionally known as the HTC Magic was unveiled as a streamlined version of the G1 they released via AT&T in the U.S., late last year.

Oogle all the specs below, but keep in mind although no official statement has yet been made we would venture a guess that this time it’s coming to Hong Kong via Smartone-Vodafone. Rumours say this phone will show up in Europe in April so it shouldn’t be too long afterwards that it pops up here.

The Android operating system is comparable to the iPhone in terms of features and ease of use, albeit its lacking in those delicious and slick icons.  2009 will  be the Year of the Android.

Vodafone and HTC Corporation today announced the HTC Magic smartphone, Vodafone’s first Android-powered mobile, which will be available in the spring.


  • Android OS
  • Quad-band EDGE / dual-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (900/2100 MHz)
  • 512MHz Qualcomm® MSM7201a
  • 512MB ROM / 192MB RAM
  • 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen display (though the presser and Voda say QVGA, Android does not play nice with QVGA displays)
  • Virtual QWERTY keypad, trackball
  • 3.2 megapixel camear w/ AF (no flash)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • microSD
  • 1340 mAh battery
  • Talktime: 400 min 3G / 450 min GSM
  • Standby: 660 hours 3G / 420 hours GSM
  • 113mm x 55mm x 13.65mm, 118.5g
  • Available in black and/or white depending on market

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