In a recent scenario, Vodafone was held responsible for supplying a Mariposa botnet malware and other threats on HTC Magic Android Smartphones. It was noticed that a smartphone supplied by Vodafone’s Spanish division was attempting to make a backdoor entry into the systems during the synchronization process to steal critical information.


The news became widespread as the customer affected is an employee of Spanish anti-virus firm Panda Security. The extra code had been devised to generate information from systems not concerned with the recent detaining of three suspected botmasters in Spain. However, Vodafone acknowledged the problem and claimed it to be a totally isolated incident.

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You may call it the G2 or the HTC Magic, the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G is essentially the US T-Mobile equivalent of Vodafone HTC Magic which have here in the UK. The specs are largely similar too, the T-Mobile myTouch features a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen display and virtual keyboard.


The myTouch also features a 3.2-megapixel camera, a music player with a pre-installed 4GB microSD memory card, and enhanced video capabilities to make it easy for users to record and share pictures and videos, whether via e-mail, MMS or one-click upload to sites such as YouTube and Picasa.

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The HTC Magic which many of you will already know will be the latest upcoming Android-based mobile – the second handset to run Google’s Android OS. The first one was the G1. Some of the major improvement of the Magic are the design and the updated phone’s firmware and now its finally official, the Magic will be coming to the UK through Vodafone, now already available for pre-ordering.


More about Vodafone package and specs of the HTC Magic after the jump…

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The latest Google Android phone, the Vodafone HTC Magic doesn’t sport a sliding keyboard, some have felt disappointed about this because on screen keyboards are still no where as fast as proper keyboards when it comes to users who text alot. But from what we can see in this demo video, it doesn’t look like that much of a worry afterall, future improvements will definitely come but it seems at this point it is a neat, reactive keyboard with a bunch of well thought out cool functions (including landscape mode typing!).



Check out the video after the jump…

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Due to land with Vodafone soon in Spring is the latest Google Android operating phone from HTC, the HTC Magic. For a start, this new magical phone as you can see doesn’t have any kind of sliding keyboard, its got a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, HDSPA, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera and a G1-style trackball.

Details on pricing and availability of the HTC Magic will of course vary according to local Vodafone markets, but pricing in Spain will be from 99 to 199 Euros, depending on contract. UK will be one of the first markets to receive the Magic in April, then Spain, Germany, France and Italy, the phone will be a timed exclusive with Vodafone.

So here’s a quick summary of the HTC Magic’s main specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201a, 528MHz.
  • Memory: 512MB ROM, 192MB RAM.
  • Dimensions: 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.45-inches.
  • Weight: 4.18 ounces with battery.
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz (no love for the States) with 2Mbps up, 7.2Mbps down; quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz.
  • Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD HVGA 480×320
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, mini USB, and GPS
  • Input: Trackball with Enter button, Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen keyboard (both portrait and landscape)

More images in the gallery below…

[via MobileCrunch]

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