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HTC Magic is coming to 3!

HTC Magic (image courtesy of
HTC Magic (image courtesy of

3 Australia have announced that the second HTC phone running Google’s Android software, the HTC Magic, is coming soon to a 3 store near you!

No date, nor plans and pricing have been announced yet, but 3 have said it will only be available in black (Vodaphone seem to have the exclusive rights to the white Magic).

You can register your interest with 3, and they promise you will be the first to know once there is more information. It will be interesting to see just how much this will cost and what the the pricing and plan structure will be. Also, I for one am hoping existing 3 customers can upgrade their handset to the Magic, and keep their old plan/cap and pay off the handset over 24 months.

The Magic is skinnier than it’s older brother, the Dream, as it is not a slide phone. This means it does not have a physical keyboard like the Dream, as it makes use of Android’s on screen keyboard. This is a big plus for me – I have a dislike for slide phones, and I have always felt the Dream was a little bit like a small brick!