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Rogers Wireless Lets HTC Dream Users Upgrade to HTC Magic

7:52 pm on January 10, 2010 | Category: Cell Phones, Mobile Devices, Wireless

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Rogers Wireless customers who purchased an HTC Dream smartphone will soon have the opportunity to exchange the device for an HTC Magic, allowing them to experience the benefits of Google’s Android 2.1 operating system.

HTC Magic owners will receive a free Android 2.1 software upgrade by the middle of this year, but the same is not possible for Dream users due to hardware constraints. In response to customer complaints, Rogers has now agreed to offer a complementary Dream-to-Magic exchange for users that want one.

“We share your frustration that the [Dream] does not have the required on-board memory for an upgrade,” Rogers said in a statement. “We’ve reviewed this internally and believe that Dream users should be able to have the same HTC Android experience as those who purchased the Magic. So, we are offering our HTC Dream customers a limited time opportunity to upgrade from their current HTC Dream device to the HTC Magic.”

Rogers says it is “finalizing the details of the promotion” and will provide more information in a week. Not all users will want to take advantage of the offer, of course, given that the Magic lacks a physical QWERTY keyboard.

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    1. Oh wow, since when Rogers offer complimentary stuff? I am sure I will have to extend my contract by another decade to get the upgrade.

      Just a though, is it because Nexus One is not compatible with Rogers?! Thanks Wind

      Comment by Tony — January 11, 2010 #

    2. Finally!!!, thanks for the article!

      Comment by Mike — January 11, 2010 #

    3. RUN! RUN! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM ROGERS’ AND THE HTC MAGIC! IT IS NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF USELESS, UNSUPPORTED BUNCH OF PARTS THAT ROGERS BOUGHT, AND HAS THE NERVE TO FOIST OFF ON AN UNSUSPECTING PUBLIC!!! TRY AND FIND SKINS OR SCREEN PROTECTORS FROM ROGERS FOR THE HTC MAGIC, THEY DON’T HAVE THEM!!! TRY AND DOWNLOAD RINGTONES FOR IT, ROGERS DOES NOT SUPPORT THE HTC MAGIC!!!
      SO MY SUGGESTION GO TO TELUS OR BELL AND BUY AN iPHONE, YOU MAY SPEND MORE, BUT THE SERVICES AND
      SUPPORT WOULD PROBABLY BE WORTH IT!!!

      Comment by Mrs. Prime — January 11, 2010 #

    4. Good for Rogers!

      Comment by jim — January 11, 2010 #

    5. this is incredible! i was just in about upgrading and my contract is not far enough along to upgrade. good news :)

      Comment by rob — January 11, 2010 #

    6. bravo rogers. i applaud your decision. very good

      Comment by john — January 11, 2010 #

    7. Bravo Rogers !!! Rogers has always done good for every customer …. Love my phone, Love my plan, Love it all

      Comment by Rogers — January 11, 2010 #

    8. Well done Rogers! I was getting nervous there for a second.

      Comment by jake — January 11, 2010 #

    9. @ Mrs. Prime…
      Get a pack of screen protectors from Walmart for 8$, moron.
      They have skins for it, douche.
      Put MP3s on the 2GB SDcard that it comes with and use THOSE as ringtones, idiot.

      Comment by jamieownsu — January 12, 2010 #

    10. You Ma’am are exactly the kind of person who should be using a phone that is smarter than you. Downloading ringtones from the company is like last decade stuff. Put an MP3 on it and download the free ringdroid app and voila!
      I love both my HTC Dream and my (brand new) Magic!
      Shortest rogers phonecall ever. Only had to extend my plan by about 2 months!

      Comment by @ Mrs. Prime — January 18, 2010 #

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