A nice little Christmas treat for Vodafone owners of HTC's rather aged Magic Android smartphone - you can now download an update to Froyo, giving you an almost new phone again.
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I'm pretty sure there have been workarounds to get the HTC Sense UI onto the Magic Android handset, but HTC has just released an official version for Australian Magic owners.
Aussie tech journo, smartphone nut and one-time Giz AU guest editor Jenneth Orantia has written a superb guide to flashing the HTC Magic with the HTC Hero's ROM, so you can enjoy the the benefits of the new user interface without having to buy a whole new phone.
Not only does the T-Mobile G2/HTC Magic/Google Ion phone improve on original T-Mobile G1 in just about every way, it manages to do it while cutting down significantly on the size. The only thing it doesn't have going for it is a hardware keyboard.
I'm here at Walsh Bay for the Aussie launch of the HTC Magic. Stay tuned for more as things get interesting...
UPDATE: The event's all done, but it was all about the phone, not the carriers. There were, however some interesting elements discussed...
Following on from our HTC invite for an event next week, Vodafone have just sent out a press release stating that they are now offering Pre-registration for the HTC Magic phone.
Back when the HTC Magic was officially announced back at Mobile World Congress, we didn't know whether Vodafone's exclusive deal would carry on down to Australia, and when (or if) we'd see the handset this year. Well, the answer to that has been answered by an invitation from HTC to a product briefing next week.
Boy Genius says the next-gen T-Mobile G1 (Bigfoot) supposedly seems to continue the practice of having a slide-out QWERTY, but this time, won't have that curved chin blocking your right hand.
In a rather excited post on Vodafone Spain's blog, the company has announced that the HTC Magic, set for a May 5th release across Europe, will be "available" today. ¿Por qué? No sé.
HTC's second Android handset looks as though it's been subjected to its last delay, with a listing for a May 5th release on Vodafone UK's website.
HTC and Vodafone sales representatives have revealed that the G2—Android-powered phone—HTC Magic's launch date has been pushed back from April to May 1st because of "last minute hardware changes."