HTC Dream, Magic Android powered phones launch

June 2nd, 2009

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Today Rogers is launching the Android powered HTC Dream and Magic. I had a chance to play with both of them and was very impressed. Not just because it’s something new to try but because they seem to work well.

Both will cost $149.99 on a 3 year if you have a plan with a minimum monthly fee of $45. Rogers is also bringing back the $30/6GB plans for these devices until July 1st 2009.

Here’s the goods:

  • Full suite of Google applications including Google search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Apps and YouTube
  • Android Market (an app store)
  • Quad band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • Dual band HSDPA 850/1900Mhz, 7.2Mbps
  • 3.2″ 320×480 LCD with capacitive touch screen (no stylus needed)
  • Gmail and Exchange support both with push
  • IMAP and POP3 email support
  • 3.2MP camera
  • Bluetooth, WiFi
  • Micro SDHC card slot
  • Both use a mini USB connector located at the bottom for charging and headphones. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack

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The Dream has a slick pop out keyboard, 1150mAh battery and 256MB RAM with a Qualcomm MSM 7200 528Mhz processor.

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The Magic has no physical keyboard, is a bit thinner and noticeably lighter 1340mAh, 288MB RAM with a Qualcomm MSM 7201 528Mhz processor. Please excuse the picture, the table had a bright red table cloth on it.

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Entry Filed under: Carrier News,HTC,Latest Accessories,Phones,Rogers Wireless

4 Comments Add your own

    Anonymous  |  June 7th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Why is this filed under Fido?

    Nenoa  |  June 9th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I am really upset about Fido not having any real smartphone, except the iphone. Why?

    Fido users shouls switch to bell or Telus.

    Duker  |  June 15th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    The Dream looks pretty clunky compared to the Palm Pre.

    Jake  |  January 4th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Really hated all of these phones when they came out, now I would take any of these over the rubbish out there today!

    Cheapest iPod Touch

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