I’m the fortunate owner of a HTC Magic, the last ANDROID powered phone launched by the Asian phone manufacturer. I have waited one week to write down my first impressions of the device. The reason: I felt in love with this gadget in the last Mobile World Congress, so I think that my opinion would be more precise after some time using it.
My veredict couldn’t be more possitive. Along with the iPhone, this is the best smartphone ever. Fast, reliable (no hang-ups in one week), smooth, easy to use and, the most important thing, easy to understand. Everything looks pretty clever and easy to find.
By the way, if you are a Google allergic person, stay away from this gadget. Google is everywhere. The first thing you see when you turn on your device for the first time is ANDROID, and then it ask you for a Google Account. What for? It automatically configures your gMail, contacts and calendar. You can use it without configuring your Google account, but you won’t fully enjoy this gadget’s capabilities. In my opinion, it’s made to be used with Google services.
One thing I don’t like is that It comes with two different mail clients, Mail and GMail. The device automatically configures Gmail, but in my case, the first place I went to check my email was Mail, so I configured it. The results? I received double notifications in the notification bar till I realized I had two mail clients working at the same time. Maybe is my mistake, but I don’t like it at all.
In summary, a great device. I don’t want to cover every single aspect since there are plenty of features I still have to look in detail. Marketplace, YouTube, Applications, Notifications, Sync…
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