Magic from Vodafone expected on 5 May

Summary:The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.

The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.

The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80. Those who mainly want the phone will find it costs £195.74 on some of the cheapest calling plans.

This is the second Google Android phone, the first is the T-Mobile G1 which is already available. Along with the Android operating system the phone has a full touch screen, 500MB of internal memory and can also take a 2GB memory card.

Other details include support for 3G and Wi-Fi and a camera with 3.2-megapixels.

Topics: After Hours

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