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Airtel Launches India's First Android Handset

by on Jun.24, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

Bharti Airtel and HTC have announced the launch of the country's first Android-powered mobile phone – the HTC Magic.

Android Handset

The Android-powered HTC Magic is a tablet-style device, and features Outlook synchronization, Smart Dialler, and an onscreen keyboard with predictive text. Airtel customers can avail utility based applications such as Portfolio Manager, Hello Tune Manager, Weather Channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and City Search on the HTC Magic.

"Airtel has been at the forefront of innovation and customer delight in the Indian telecom sector. Being the first to bring the Android-powered HTC Magic to India further underscores our commitment to enrich the communication experience of all Airtel users," said Raghunath Mandava, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel. "The HTC Magic presents a powerful mobile internet and multimedia experience that should drive the uptake of accessing the internet over mobile amongst Airtel users."

Jack Tong, Vice President, HTC Asia, said, "HTC is proud to partner with Airtel in launching the much-anticipated Android-powered HTC Magic in India. The HTC Magic opens up a whole new world of possibilities for people to enrich and customise their mobile phone.  HTC has always been known for its industry firsts and technology advancements, and is thus a natural partner to Airtel."

For Airtel customers, HTC Magic also allows free data download of 100 MB per month for a period of 6 months.

The HTC Magic will be available at a market price of Rs. 29,900/- at Airtel Relationship Centres and authorised HTC resellers across 17 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Cochin, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar and Patna.

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