image_70Another great day for T-Mobile and HTC; the FCC has recently passed the HTC Magic, making the device’s arrival in the United States now just a formality. This will be the second Android device for T-Mobile USA, leaving Sprint still pining for some Android love. In case you have just made it back from the moon, here are some of the important spec details for the HTC Magic.

The soft styled, curved handset offers a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) TFT capacitive touchscreen display along with video recording provided by what appears to be an upgraded 5 megapixel camera. BlackBerry fans may be pleased to hear the Magic will sport trackball navigation, too. With no physical QWERTY keyboard, the magic will rely solely upon the “Cupcake” OS branch, which supports the now famous on-screen keyboard. Couple this with some excellent connectivity options such as WiFi, quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and UMTS support (probably 1700/2100MHz) with HSDPA data for high-speed download, and the Magic really might be able to pull some tricks.  Oh yes, did we mention UMA support for T-Mobile USA’s HotSpot @Home system?  Well, it has that, too.

Obviously, the Magic will be coming to many other countries (such as the UK) with Vodafone and not T-Mobile. Therefore, it is unlikely to be called the Magic in the USA; probably something more along the lines of the G2?

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.