Bharti Airtel launches the HTC Magic – India’s first Android phone

HTC Magic has become India’s first Android phone, as HTC and Bharti Airtel announced its upcoming availability in the world’s second largest mobile market.

The Indian Magic comes in an interesting red/black color version.

Other than that, its features are similar to the ones of the original Magic, including: Android 1.5 OS, 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, G-sensor, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, web browser, email and a 3.2 autofocus camera with video recording.

Customers will be able to find the HTC Magic at Airtel Relationship Centres and authorised HTC resellers in 17 important Indian towns.

The retail price of HTC Magic is of 29,900 ($616). Airtel’s subscribers who buy the smartphone will be provided with 100MB/month of free data download, for 6 months.

HTC Magic India

HTC Magic India 2

HTC Magic was recently announced in the US too, branded as T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, and it will be introduced soon in many other markets around the world. So it’s no wonder that HTC plans to sell the smartphone in 1 million units by the end of the summer.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • sunny

    how is this phone different from others available in india?

  • ashishmishra

    HTC and Airtel had cheated Indian customers. No google apps and no Market access.
    Only way to achieve this is by reflashing OS on your handset but the version of phone released in India cannot be rooted.

    Read this :http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=535221&page=2
    Some developers are trying to root the dreaded SPL.
    Till then wait and watch.

  • Rishi

    I agree with the above commentor – The HTC Magic sold here is a 30k brick, almost. it can do the same things are the samsung star. The entire range of Android Apps are not available to you and nither can u install anything worthwhile – without the Market.

    these phone also cnnot be rooted. wonder what we are gonna do.

  • JMc

    Is HTC trying to committ suicide? it stoppped HTC p3400i range, which had not competition at that price point..
    then it came up with via at 5000/- rs. higher tag.. and also it decided not to give a mobile pouch with that… nothing new in viva for that extra 5k. just a flow-touch or something UI that is more of a memory hog,,, so i need to disable it for my normal use..

    IF HTC wants to make it big in india, it should reintroduce the p3400i price line..

  • JMc

    Is HTC trying to committ suicide? it stoppped HTC p3400i range, which had not competition at that price point..
    then it came up with via at 5000/- rs. higher tag.. and also it decided not to give a mobile pouch with that… nothing new in viva for that extra 5k. just a flow-touch or something UI that is more of a memory hog,,, so i need to disable it for my normal use..

    IF HTC wants to make it big in india, it should reintroduce the p3400i price line..