The HTC Magic, which is sort-of the G2 but not being called that, will be arriving on these shores in April. Nothing more accurate than “April”, I’m afraid. It’ll be exclusively on Vodafone, unlike the G1 which was locked to T-Mobile.
The new handset lacks the physical keyboard of its predecessor, but still packs the Android OS, trackball and 3.2-megapixel camera. It’s also got a 3.2″ touchscreen display, GPS, Bluetooth, HSDPA and 3G.
I’m disappointed that the keyboard’s been cut, if I’m honest, but the device retains the much-beloved “chin” of the G1. It’ll be the second Android mobile on the market, which actually surprised me a little when I just realized that fact. We’ve heard so much about the OS, but there’s still very few phones in the market running it.