Summary: 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: The second Google phone arrives: smarter looks, a neater shape and a better button layout. It uses the improved latest Android software (version 1.5, sweetly called Cupcake). Android is slick and effective, like the Magic’s impressive touchscreen. Music is not so good, mind.
Summary: T he HTC Magic is a solid and extremely stylish mobile phone. The 3.2 Megapixel camera allows you to capture special moments at all times, offering remarkably fine pictures. The large, always well-responding touchscreen is easy to operate, although the Android menu structure does need time to get...
Summary: Parts of the phone are as the name suggests, magic. The design, the touchscreen and the internet experience are all first class. But the absence of outstanding multimedia seriously jeopardises the success of this latest Android.
Pros: Excellent touchscreen, Sleek design, Great web browser, Access to Android app store
Cons: Poor multimedia options, No 3.5mm headphone socket or adapter
Excerpt: Before embarking on a minor rant, I should say that I ended up liking the HTC Magic, the second phone built around Google's Android operating system, and I'll be sorry to hand it back. To begin with, though, things did not go well. The first signs were positive.
Excerpt: So much anticipation, excitement and fervour surrounded its launch that, in hindsight, it was hardly surprising the first Google phone didn't quite come up to scratch. But it didn't do itself any favours: the G1 lacked the glamour the first Android phone ought to have had, and poor battery life...
Summary: If you’ve been waiting for the second generation Google phone this is a significant improvement over the G1. It’s light, generally well featured and is easy to use, but the lack of native Exchange support may put off some business users.