May 19, 2009

HTC Magic Android Phone to be Launched in Singapore

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by Franz Bicar

HTC is planning to follow-up on the success of its first Android based phone. But get this, the second product, also based on Google’s Android platform, will be released early June in Singapore. Tough luck for those waiting for HTC’s second iteration as they won’t get to try it right away. But, I’m pretty sure the phone will be released worldwide in a few days after its release, so no need to worry.

The 113mm x 55.56mm x 13.65mm device weighs 116 grammes inclusive of battery, and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz processor with 288 MB of RAM. The mobile smart phone, named HTC Magic, features a 3.2-inch half-size video graphics array touch screen display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, a trackball for navigation, a 3.2 mega-pixel camera, and global positioning system (GPS).

Standard Google applications are included with the HTC Magic, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google’s search engine and Google Talk. In addition to Gmail, users can also choose POP3, IMAP and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, for e-mail. The Quickoffice mobile productivity suite and PDF viewer are also included with the HTC Magic, for documents to be viewed and edited.

Users of the device can also obtain applications from the Android Market, an online application store operated by Google.

The HTC Magic will be sold at a retail price of S$1,049 . The smart phone is expected to be launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam by the end of June.

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