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MWC HTC has shown off its second Android-based smartphone. The Magic will be offered over here by Vodafone on an exclusive basis.

HTC Magic

HTC's Magic: coming soon to Vodafone

Unlike the T-Mobile G1 - which HTC sells under its own brand as the Dream - the Magic hasn't got a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, just a 3.2in, 320 x 480 touchscreen. It also has the standard Android trackball.

It's based on a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7201a processor and incorporates 192MB of memory.

HTC Magic

Not just a touchscreen - a trackball too

It'll connect to 900MHz and 2100MHz HSDPA 3G networks - up to 7.2Mb/s download and 2Mb/s upload - and to all four GSM/GPRS/Edge bands too. It has 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. There's an integrated GPS pick-up as well, along with a 3.2Mp autofocus camera.

Vodafone said it'll offer the Magic for free "on various price plans", but wouldn't say any more right now, not even when the Magic will go on sale. ®

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