HTC Magic: Globe brings Google G2 home

Thinking that Globe already has the exclusive rights to carry the iPhone 3G in the Philippines, other networks would grab competing handsets like the Google Android G2 phone (aka HTC Magic).

Today, Globe announced they are officially offering this Android OS-powered phone to their subscribers. Unlike the Google G1, the G2 sheds off the qwerty keyboard for a large full touch screen.

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HTC Magic/Google Android G2
Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz processor
3.2 inches, 320×480 pixels
accelerometer sensor
handwriting recognition
192 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM (expandable via microSD card)
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
3.15 MP autofocus camera (2048×1536 pixels)
built-in GPS
digital compass

The Android G2 is free with Globe’s GPlan or GFlex 7000 plan.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

41 Responses

  1. rae says:

    i still have dis at home,had it rooted to gingerbread. unfortunately i have damaged the battery :(

  2. Jerry says:

    unlock htc g2

  3. Mobile_Unlocker says:

    @jhen

    Yes, HTC G2 Magic A6161 Unlock by IMEI
    available here: http://quezoncity.olx.com.ph/item_page.php?Id=113804560&g=6

  4. jhen says:

    Hi! just want to inquire if you can unlock HTC Magic newly subscribe from SMART.

  5. Abe Olandres says:

    Here’s the press release from Globe’s website: http://site.globe.com.ph/web/guest/htc-magic?sid=1h7joret2hmti1256048559732

  6. potpot says:

    are you sure that Globe will release this? representative from HTC told us that the Magic will be exclusive for SMART.

    • Abe Olandres says:

      Globe made it available from June 1 to June 30, 2009. It’s currently not available on Globe now. Smart started offering it exclusively on July 1 onwards.

  7. harry says:

    this now available at smart.

    for retention,
    P800 23,500.00
    P1200 19,800.00
    P1800 14,800.00
    P2500 9,300.00
    P3500 2,900.00

    still expensive for an android os.

    how much is the unlocked unit?

  8. mikedroid says:

    what a pricey plan 7000? ill stick buying overseas ! bad telcos!

  9. Adrian says:

    iPhone 3GS vs G2

    I go with G2, they must have to put a lot of applications just like what the iphone does. One thing i hate with the iPhone is you cannot do multi-taskin, you need to close you current program to proceed to another one. Unlike with the G2, you can do multitasking just like what the Nokia Cellphones or like the Palm Pre.

  10. Sherwin says:

    just saw it in HK, 4XXX hkd so thats pretty much about 24t ++. this is the unlocked variant.

  11. Miguel says:

    How much is it in Greenhills? Unlocked? Or through the local HTC distributor?

  12. So the claim that it is exclusive thru Smart is not correct after all because it is now available via Globe with Plan 7000. Also exclusivity has no more bearing in the local market because it is now available in Greenhills at much lower price.

    I have the G1 and I love it except for the looks. I immediately bought the G2 in HK when I saw it and I love it even more :).

  13. elmot says:

    wow! looks sexy and beautiful. any idea yuga how much is this one?

  14. Abe Olandres says:

    @jerome – yeah, looks like both are offering.

    @tey – the article says they will start by July.

    @ede – the HTC Magic can be bought at Globe Business Center since last week. If Smart is getting the exclusive rights, it should take effect by next week or end of month right? I believe by then, Globe will stop offering it.

  15. beadfreak says:

    ‘..Globe announced they are officially offering this Android OS-powered phone to their subscribers.”

    it means they are offering it but not exclusive as iPhone :-)

  16. Adrian says:

    iphone na lang. :)

  17. cloud says:

    maybe Globe is getting it from the grey market :)

  18. Jerome G says:

    Both telcos have PRs saying they have the HTC Magic! Got it myself too.

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