HTC Magic Reviewed

The HTC Magic is coming to Canada next month. I am excited by this new "smart phone" (aka mini-computer) and can't wait to get my hands on the Google Android operating system. All reviews are positive and position the HTC Magic as an open-source competitor to Apple's iPhone.

This phone is running Google Android 1.5 (nicknamed Cupcake) and boasts many improvements. For a detailed and informative review check out this HTC Magic review. For the technically inclined here are the HTC Magic Specifications.

Personally I would rather wait for some more phone choices before committing to a smart-phone and a plan. If I had to choose now I would take the HTC Magic over the HTC Dream (aka T-Mobile G1, see HTC Dream Reviewed).

Pros:

  • attractive form factor
  • intuitive and easy to use
  • programs work really well together
  • faster camera than the G1
  • video support; can take videos
  • improved touch screen

Cons:

  • cramped soft-keyboard due to smaller screen size (compared to iPhone)
  • no flash for the camera
  • no 3.5mm headphone jack; requires an adapter if you want to use your own headphones (note that the unit comes with headphones by default)

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Comments

You can't name the HTC mini

You can't name the HTC mini computer, its just a smart phone for crying out louds.

It has RAM, storage, and a

It has RAM, storage, and a processor...

It runs a Linux OS on a small form-factor device.

All fingers point to a mini-computer.

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