New evidence suggests HTC’s second smartphone based on Google’s Android OS, the HTC Magic, is destined for T-Mobile USA.
Vodafone announced a few days ago that it will release this device in several European countries this spring, but so far no other carrier has commited to it. Today, however, Google was giving a demonstration of Gmail running on an HTC Magic with the T-Mobile USA logo on it.
It’s not a confirmation by any means, but there has been speculation for some time of a T-Mobile G2 — the follow-up to this carrier’s original Android model, the T-Mobile G1.
More about the HTC Magic
The Magic will strongly resemble its predecessor, but lack the T-Mobile G1’s hardware keyboard.
It will run Google’s Android OS on 528 MHz Qualcomm processor, and have 192 MB of RAM. The Magic will come with the standard suite of Android software, much of which ties in to Google’s online services, like Gmail and Google Maps.
This device will have a 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen with a 320×480 (HVGA) resolution. As it will lack a hardware keyboard, text and numbers will be entered on-screen.
It will be a quad-band GSM phone with support for 3G (UMTS/HSDPA). In addition, it will have Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR.
“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,” says Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corporation.
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