Vodafone has dropped its first-ever Android phone, the HTC
Magic, as it makes way for a flurry of new Android devices.
The operator had been exclusively selling the handset since May 1
2009. It was also sold through Phones 4u, which is also thought to have dropped the handsets.
The HTC Magic was in high demand when it first went on sale. One staffer reported on the launch day of the handset that three
out of eight of all sales were HTC Magic phones.
However, a post made by an official administrator on a Vodafone
indicated that the phone will no longer be stocked.
The post said: 'Unfortunately the HTC Magic has just been
discontinued and we no longer have stock of that phone.'
Although device has been removed from both Vodafone and Phones
4u's websites, it is still on Carphone Warehouse's.
Vodafone still stocks the HTC HD2 and HTC Tattoo. Android devices
the Nexus One and Sony Ericsson X10 are currently poised for
launch on the network.
One staffer said: 'It was probably discontinued because there are
so many similar products.'
A Vodafone spokesperson said: 'When the stock of the Magic is
sold we are planning to replace it with more Android devices.
'Given the pace devices are evolving at, it is just logical that
a particular device will have a certain life span. That doesn't
mean that we are going to stop supporting customers that have the
HTC was unavailable to comment.