Conclusion: This is an elegant, responsive and easy-to-use touchscreen phone. It’s not as stylish as the iPhone it’ll be measured against, but it’s still a looker and noticeably more pocketable. It lacks a headphone jack, a decent camera and most of the apps in the Android app store are still finding their feet. If you can overlook its shortcomings then this is one of the best touchscreen phones out there.
Excerpt: For a long time now, Android and the T-Mobile G1 have been pretty much synonymous, defining not only form-factor but functionality of what makes a “Google Phone”. Gatecrashing that arrangement comes the HTC Magic, second Android smartphone to reach the market and the slimmer, prettier sibling to the G1, bringing with it the latest iteration of the Google OS, version 1.5 “Cupcake”. Expectations for both hardware and software have been huge; read on for the Android...
Excerpt: The Google Ion HTC Magic is the second offering from the firm that used the Android platform for its first offering of the T-Mobile G1. It's pocket-friendly and very light. Read full review here at Brighthub.
Excerpt: We’ve been playing around with the HTC Dream since launch date to give this device a good go around. This is one of two phones that Rogers released with Google’s Android platform – the other is the HTC Dream.
Excerpt: Not to take away from the spotlight of the iPhone 3G S, but a nice reminder of a smashing device is the new Android powered HTC Magic. We’ve been playing around with this and will have a full review shortly… for now check out our unboxing of what contents you can expect to get when
Summary: HTC might not have made a true iPhone killer, but the Magic could certainly rough it up a bit and leave it bleeding in an alleyway. Well worth a look if you live your life through Google goggles.
IN DEPTH REVIEW: HTC Magic continues the Android dream
5 November 2009
Excerpt: The Magic is HTC's second Google phone outing, running the open source Android operating system rather than Windows Mobile, which is found on most other HTC phones. The Magic follows on from the world's first Android phone, the HTC Dream (also dubbed the T-Mobile G1).
Excerpt: Since we did a review on the Rogers HTC Dream, I’ve decided that there really isn’t any point to do a full on review of the Rogers HTC Magic because both are the exact same software wise. That being said, we still like to cover the Magic because of all that can’t decide between the Rogers HTC Magic or the Rogers HTC Dream.