“Order yours today and we will aim to deliver by 5 May. Everything you love about the internet, exactly how you want it. The HTC Magic will keep you entertained and up to date wherever you are. Sleek, stylish and exclusive to Vodafone, the Magic is powered by cutting edge technology. So web essentials like Google Maps and Google Search work brilliantly. You can create shortcuts to your favourite sites and download fun games, news feeds and widgets. Then decide where everything goes – so you can get to it all easily. Love putting friends in the picture? The HTC Magic’s 3.2 megapixel camera shoots photos in sharp focus. You can admire the results on its extra large high-resolution screen. Or upload your photos for your friends to see – with superfast internet, they’ll upload in a flash.” via shop.vodafone.co.uk
“Microsoft has identified May 11th as the official release date for Windows Mobile 6.5, according to a corporate blog. The date coincides with the opening of Microsoft’s TechEd 2009 conference, where developers and IT specialists will be given a demonstration of the OS accompanied by a list of planned changes. TechEd visitors will also have the option of attending separate sessions on v6.5 topics, such as touch and gesture commands.
An updated Windows Mobile may be critical to the software’s persistence. Though currently widespread amongst smartphones, the v6.1 OS is threatened by a growing wave of platforms more friendly to touch commands, such as the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre. Windows Mobile 6.5 has been designed to be easier to use on touch displays, for instance through the accommodation of large icons on the Home screen. Phones preloaded with the OS are not expected until the fall.” via electronista.com