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HTC Magic unboxing video

The HTC Magic is the second handset from HTC to be powered by the Android OS following fairly closely behind the hugely popular G1. The HTC Magic can be purchased SIM-free for around £500 but on-contract it’s a Vodafone exclusive. £500 seems a little steep to me when you consider that you can get the HTC Touch Pro2 for a similar amount of money and that has a QWERTY keyboard, larger screen etc.

The Vodafone HTC Magic

The Vodafone HTC Magic

 

HTC and Android devices have been in the news a lot lately with the launch of the new HTC Hero last week so it’ll be interesting to review the HTC Magic now just in time to compare it to the new Hero when that goes on sale in a few weeks time.

 

HTC Magic unboxing video

 

The HTC Magic is an Android™-powered mobile designed to turn heads with its chic design, and command attention with its advanced list of capabilities. Ready to always keep you in the know… it provides the Google suite of services like Mail, Search and Maps geared up for use in the palm of your hand. Further enhanced with video capture and support for tunes via Bluetooth wireless headsets, the HTC Magic is a true entertainment and media powerhouse.

You and your friends dancing the night away, or laughing ‘til it hurts … these are the moments you want captured forever. With HTC Magic’s video recording capability, you now can. But that’s not all, sharing your video is now trouble-free. Send the video by email, MMS or even publish your new masterpiece directly to YouTube™ right from your phone.

 

HTC Magic specification:

  • 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
  • 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 ExtUSB™ (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 450 minutes
  • Standby time: – Up to 420 hours
  • Expansion Slot: microSD™ 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

 

Posted by: Matt

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iPhone 3GS dropped in the pool. Still works!

 

We’ve heard about the awesome treats loaded on the iPhone 3GS and its new fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coated body, but did you know that it also possesses some amphibious traits as well? This short video demonstrates how an iPhone 3GS managed to stay alive even after taking a brief dip into the swimming pool. We’re not exactly sure if there are any long term effects to this heart-stopping and jaw-dropping accident, but I guess there weren’t any immediate problems as they still got the chance to upload the video of this amazing yet horrific tale. Granted that this news of the iPhone 3GS being slightly water-proof is certainly good to hear, we wouldn’t suggest you go out and try this one out for yourself. Just enjoy the video and be thankful you’re not the clumsy dude who dropped his new iPhone 3G S into the pool.

[PMPtoday via engadget]

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WM 6.5 Start Menu: What Was MS Thinking?!?!

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Dr Jim Taylor has written a great piece for Tilt Mobility and he has kindly let us share it with you, Here is what he has to say on the subject of the Windows Mobile 6.5 start menu.

In the eternal search for the ideal mobile phone set-up, I have flashed up to EnergyROM 3.0 with WM 6.5. The new OS is great: fast, stable, and mostly functional. But I have to ask Microsoft a question: What were you thinking when you designed the new Start Menu?!?!?

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