Posts Tagged ‘magic’

T-Mobile G2 powered by Android OS

Monday, March 30th, 2009

T-Mobile G2 powered by Android OS
TmoNews just reported: “HTC Magic Passes FCC for T-mobile USA!”.

This looks very similar to the HTC Magic that was presented by HTC and Vodafone. So I guess the specifications are the same and there is just a T-Mobile branding instead of a Vodafone branding on the phone. Though Vodafone already announced the HTC Magic – I haven’t seen it in stores yet. If you have seen it, please leave us a comment or even a picture taken with your G1 🙂

I know I have to get up and write some more about the actual Android software development – that’s where this blog has its name from – by the way. I will definitely do some more on this front soon. Stay tuned folks!

T-Mobile G2 powered by Android OS

Android OS on more devices

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Huawei Android Phone
Android Phone from Huawei
About a week ago Huawei announced an Android powered phone at the Mobile World Congress ’09. Huawei is not really known outside of China except as a mobile infrastructure provider. Though many people outside the People’s Republic do not know that brand, everyone in China knows it. Being the biggest mobile phone market (more that 400 mio. mobile subscribers) speaks for itself. The phone itself looks like a direct iPhone copy but with a good OS 🙂
ASUS Eee PC - running Google’s Android OS
Android on ASUS Eee PC
Besides the Chinese dudes I just read from other (free) Chinese dudes in Taiwan over at ASUS. They are working on a custom version of Android to run it on their Eee PCs which come with Windows XP right now. Google’s Carolyn Penner said that Android hasn’t been designed for phone exclusively. It is rather been intended to run on any kind of mobile device – this would include the Eee PC as well. Especially on such extreme mobile device it is quite important to use as less resources as possible. Microsoft’s Windows – no matter if it is XP, Vista or even WM Mobile – was never really fast.

HTC Magic w/o SIM Lock
I just found: HTC confirmed that the Vodafone / HTC Magic will not come with a SIM Lock like the T-Mobile G1. This is good news!

Android Phone: HTC Magic for Vodafone

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Android Phone: HTC Magic for Vodafone

The brand new HTC Magic is the second Android phone that has been published by HTC so far. Besides the existing HTC Dream (aka T-Mobile G1) and the less popular Kogan Agora this seems to be the third official real phone running Android.

Android Phone: HTC Magic for Vodafone

Besides the missing keyboard the specifications are about the same like the G1 has.

HTC Magic Specifications

Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201a™, 528 MHz
Operating System Android
Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 192 MB
Dimensions 113 x 55 x 13.65 mm ( 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.54 inches)
Weight 118.5 grams ( 4.18 ounces) with battery
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
Network HSDPA/WCDMA:
  • 900/2100 MHz
  • Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control Trackball with Enter button
GPS Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
Camera 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Audio supported formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC-LC, MIDI, OGG
Video supported formats MP4, 3GP
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1340 mAh
Talk time:

  • Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 450 minutes for GSM

Standby time:

  • Up to 660 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 420 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 47/63 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
Special Features G-sensor
Digital Compass

Android Phone: HTC Magic for Vodafone

Website: HTC Magic – powered by Android

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