Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Android G2: HTC Magic Hands ON from Gizmodo on Vimeo.
Gizmodo Video Hands on with Androids G2 HTC Handset. HTC and Google are getting closer to perfection with the new Android G2, the HTC Magic. Nice finish, great form factor. While Gizmodo liked the G2 they were less than happy with soft-keyboard which, without improvement, could be a deal killer. Other than this, the rest is great. There's a new Google Mail feature to delete or classify mail in bulk, as well as a faster camera, which now can take video—which obviously means you can play back video as well. The rest of the interface and features is what you already have in the Android G1. However, what really steals the show here is the hardware itself.
HTC has got a very smooth phone, which feels great on your hands and in your pants' pockets. While it's sightly thicker than the iPhone, the narrower, rounded body, and weight makes it feel the same size. For sure, a lot less bulky than the G1, which looks like a brick next to this. And as you have seen in the shots, the final HTC Magic is quite pretty.
More pics at Gizmodo
Posted by glowplug at 12:15 PM