Android phone in the Philippines

After bringing iPhone to the Philippines, Globe Telecom said it would introduce HTC Magic, the first Android phone to be commercially launched in the Philippines, within this month.

Android phone is a wireless handset that runs on Android, an operating system developed by Google for mobile devices. It is powered by the Linux kernel.

Globe described HTC Magic as a feature-packed entertainment and communication device that makes use of the Android software platform.

"As a pioneer in digital communications, Globe aims to deliver the most advanced services and the latest technology and devices to consumers so they get the best mobile experience – first with iPhone and now, android phone," the company said.

Globe said the HSDPA-capable (3.5G) HTC Magic phone allows instant access to the Google search and seamless email synchronization.

HSDPA stands for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access, which is the latest evolution of the 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol.

Other features of HTC Magic phone are easy viewing of PDF files and Microsoft Word and Excel documents, and support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync with push email as well as calendar and contact synchronization.

The phone has a 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA resolution for a wide display and a 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus to capture video and still pictures.

It also has an onscreen versatile keyboard with predictive text, an accelerometer for auto-rotate, handwriting recognition, and a track ball. It comes with a Smart Dialer that allows users to call in whatever way they want, either dialing the phone number or the first few letters of the name.

Globe said the new HTC Magic will be available for free GPlan or GFlex 7000.

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