The HTC Magic has raced to sales of over a million units, in a further sign of Android mobile phones’ burgeoning popularity.
HTC’s handset, which was the second Android phone to go on sale in the UK after the T-Mobile G1, reached the landmark just a matter of months after hitting the UK.
Consumer demand for the phones bodes well for more recent Android handsets such as the HTC Hero and T-Mobile’s re-branded version thereof, the T-Mobile G2 Touch.
Furthermore, the impressive showing for HTC Android models will also hearten the Taiwanese manufacturer as it looks to mount a sustained challenge to iPhone 3G S maker Apple in the lucrative smartphone market.
A raft of rival manufacturers are planning Android mobiles later this year, with models due from major industry players, such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG.
Meanwhile, BenQ and computer manufacturer Acer have also confirmed plans to bring Android handsets to market imminently.