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Better Wait for HTC Magic, Forget HTC Dream

I was looking at last Saturday paper and thought what’s the big deal about Singtel HTC Dream. What so exclusive about this “beta” phone using Android OS?

Who wants to pay $38 for this HTC Dream when the new HTC Magic (Android G2) has already been announced on HTC official website.

Singtel HTC Dream Launch

A report in today’s Straits Times (B14)… “Although there were no long queue at the weekend launch, Singtel said sales of the phone fell within expectations.”

It depends where you set the expectations!

HTC Dream Review

Try google for htc dream review or t-mobile g1 review(for the USA market) and you will see for yourself why you should wait for the HTC Magic.

Engadget said: “The G1(HTC Dream) isn’t going to blow anyone’s mind right out of the gate.

The Sydney Morning Herald said: “Unfortunately the Dream can’t decide whether it’s a touchscreen device or not.

So much for the negative comments of the HTC Dream. Let’s take a sneek at the HTC Magic instead.

HTC Magic

HTC Magic Getting Rave Early Review

Unfortunately, there is no HTC Magic review on the production unit yet. What we have here are units displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Whether it’s early hype or otherwise it is good for the HTC Magic to be said to be “Getting close to perfection…

So one can’t help but to compare this new HTC Magic to the iPhone.

“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.”

And, this time round, HTC remembered to include video recording in the HTC Magic.

See it for yourself, here’s a HTC Magic Hands-on Video:

Now, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new HTC Magic aka Android G2. Maybe, Singtel should have included free upgrade to HTC Magic for all those who have purchased the HTC Dream and I don’t think they have sold many!

[Updated on 13 May 2009] I changed my mind on the HTC Magic, instead I will go for Samsung Android Phone – the Samsung i7500. The i7500 has a 8G memory, the 3.5mmm ear jack and other better specs; and I always wanted to get a Samsung.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Someone 5 Jun 2009, 10:24 pm

    Singtelshop just came out HTC Magic its going for S$598 for the normal plan.

  • HTC-Supporter 15 May 2009, 10:54 am

    Can’t expect too much off a first generation first model android phone right?

  • HTC-Supporter 15 May 2009, 10:53 am


    Hi guys, all of you are acting like kids. And most likely, you are.

    Have you ever tried using the phone in person? Have you even owned it? Yes, it is not popular in Singapore..

    But as a user of the phone, I find it quite good.. and interesting.. Maybe you should use the phone for a while before you condemn it.

    You can’t forward messages though.. only bad thing.. But it’s good if you want it for entertainment like videos.. clarity is there..

  • wassup 15 Apr 2009, 5:36 pm

    @harry I am really curious who buy the HTC Dream!? Maybe Singtel promises the upgrade, free or otherwise, to HTC Magic is just one way to get rid of their HTC Dream dead stock!

  • harry 15 Apr 2009, 2:38 pm

    heehe…. have you ever heard there’s any free upgrading things from Singtel?? Most likely, they will allow you to trade in your G1 with a very very ‘attractive’ price S$300.

    waiting for magic too, so sad to hear it was postponed to May, don’t know when it will be available in Singapore

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