Mobile phone: [[artnid:305210|HTC Magic with Google smartphone]]
Online deal: Free pre-paid mobile broadband starter kit (must activate by 31 December)
HTC's Magic with Google smartphone was the second Google Android mobile phone to be released in Australia. A significant improvement over the [[artnid:276055|HTC Dream|Review: HTC Dream]], the Magic benefits from Android's Cupcake software update and a far more pleasant design and interface. The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is disappointing but the Android Market has a range of mobile applications and the Android OS has massive potential.
[[xref:http://store.vodafone.com.au/htc-magic-59-cap-contract-for-htc-magic-with-google-mbb-starter-kit-offer.aspx|Vodafone is currently offering]] the HTC Magic with Google free on a $59 cap over 24 months. This plan gives you $350 worth of talk and text as well as 500MB of data per month. Purchasers will also receive a free bonus mobile broadband starter kit from Vodafone. Valued at $99, the pre-paid starter kit includes 1GB of data as long as you activate the service before 31 December.