The HTC Magic has received FCC approval and appears in FCC documents with T-Mobile USA's logo atop the handset, giving further confirmation that the Android phone is destined for the U.S. carrier.
The U.S. variant of the phone, which some have dubbed the G2, is similar in many respects to the version that Vodafone has launched. However, the phone is now capable of supporting T-Mobile's 1700 MHz AWS band. When the phone first arrived at the FCC, it was reported that the phone did not support the 1700 MHz band, which is where T-Mobile USA is deploying its UMTS network. The new version retains the same core form factor elements, including a touchscreen with no physical keyboard and a trackball. The phone still has WiFi support and its camera has been bumped up to a 5-megapixel version, up from 3.2-megapixels.
The Magic may not be the last Android phone from HTC to hit U.S. shores this year, as HTC has promised at least two more Android phones before the year is over.
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