At the Rogers Android Launch Party event this morning we had some one-on-one hands on time with both Google-powered Android devices, the HTC Dream and HTC Magic!
“Android” is Google’s operating system that they have created for mobile phones. Both of these devices have a 3.2 inch LCD HVGA (320×480 resolution) touchscreen with an accelerometer and full HTML browser and can be synched with your Outlook, WiFi, Bluetooth compliant with a built-in GPS. Also, both the Dream and Magic have a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and video capabilities and store up to 16GB of expandable memory with a microSD card. Overall dimensions of the Dream are 117.7 x 55.7 x 17.1mm, weighs in at 133 grams with the battery and has a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. The Magic has dimensions of 113 x 55 x 13.6 mm and weighs in at 116 grams with the battery. The estimated talk time of the Dream is 6.5 hours and the Magic is 7.5 hours.
In addition, since this is based on Google’s “Android”, you can access the “Android Market” and customize your device with over 3,500 available apps. Plus the HTC Dream and HTC Magic comes fully loaded with Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube and widgets that you can put on your desktop for quick access to your favorite apps.
The HTC Dream and HTC Magic are available for $149.99 on a 3-year with a minimum $45 voice and data plan. Also, Rogers has brought back the $30/6GB data plan until July 1, 2009. This is only good on either of these devices. Other price plans are: Outright for $599.99; 1-year for $524.99 and 2-year $499.99.
Check out these videos below of the Dream and Magic: