Reminds me of the old XDA-II/iMate Pocket PC type phones.
What is it about Android-based handsets that makes them look like they've been beaten with the Ugly Stick?
HTC has shown off its second Android-based smartphone. The Magic will be offered over here by Vodafone on an exclusive basis. HTC Magic HTC's Magic: coming soon to Vodafone Unlike the T-Mobile G1 - which HTC sells under its own brand as the Dream - the Magic hasn't got a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, just a 3.2in, 320 x 480 …
Sounds identical to the G1 sans keyboard. So it will have the same flaws such as you can only install programs to the pitiful 192Mb? Bad camera with no flash? I'll pass until a proper phone arrives.
WM6.1 may be clunky but at least it works, I would have loved to keep my G1 but it was simply not very useful.
The G1 had terrible battery life, no headphone jack, crappy camera w/o flash, etc.
This new one? From that description, quite possibly the same thing. It's almost like they're *trying* to kill Android.
I really want to get an android phone at some point but the current crop just aren't candidates for a day to day phone. Remember this is going to have to compete with the likes of the N97 in the high end phone market (and even the 5800 in the mid-low end looks better than this right now).
and people complain about the design of windows mobile phones??!!
this is the second android phone that ive seen... and frankly, its the second android phone that I wouldnt have, even if it was free!!! it looks like a cheap and nasty WM phone from a few years back!!!
the fanboyism is probably stronger with android than apple!!!
is there something im missing here??!! fugly design, meideocre components devote worship?? does this phone come with complimentary blow jobs or something??!!
paris - well... atleast you know what your getting there!!!
I've just had a hands on with one of these and it actual feels very solid. I agree the looks aren't all that but I was impressed with how it felt in hand compared to my expectations, I thought it would be a piece of plastic crap.
It's very nippy, easy to use and except the lack of hard keyboard I was quite frankly blown away. Fingers crossed we get some nicer HTC devices like the Touch / Diamond revamp's with Android on and I think they'll have my contract renewal.
@Danny "WM6.1 may be clunky but at least it works, I would have loved to keep my G1 but it was simply not very useful."
Err . . . what. This is the exact opposite to WM, its smooth and sleek. Not to mention it does this out of the box without having to have TouchFlo or similar to bolt on anything that resembles a modern UI. WM 7 now there's something that might tip the tables . . .
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