Vodafone has announced it is to offer the HTC Dream, the second mobile powered by the Android operating system from Google, exclusively across Europe. The phone (pictured above) is described as a “tablet-style device” will be available in white in the UK, Spain and France, black in Germany and in both colours in Italy.
“Delivering an unbeatable mobile internet experience for our customers is a priority for Vodafone, so we are very excited to be introducing our first Android-powered smartphone in the spring,” says Patrick Chomet, Global Director of Terminals, Vodafone Group. “Following our joining of the Open Handset Alliance, we have worked very closely with HTC to bring this cool new phone to the market. Our customers want to access a wide range of the most attractive mobile devices to help them make the most of their time – the HTC Magic helps meet that need.”
The phone will be available from free on various price plans and boasts a 3.2” QVGA touch screen display and features a trackball and navigational buttons for quick, easy access.
“The HTC Magic embodies the compact style and sophistication for which HTC has come to be known, with the powerful and intuitive internet experience for which the Android platform was designed,” says Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corporation. “We are proud of our partnership with Vodafone and excited about making the Android-powered HTC Magic available to Vodafone customers in Europe.”
Unlike the G1 the Magic will not include a slideout keyboard but will include the ‘Cupcake’ update to the Android operating system.