After dithering for a long long time on an iPhone, then being tempted but not won over by the T-Mobile G1, Vodafone just launched the HTC Magic Android powered handset in the UK last Friday. Still unsure if I wanted the iPhone and it's "killer" App Store and iPod abilities, I finally settled on going the Android route. I went Android because all I've ever really hoped for from an Internet enabled mobile device is pain free sync with my email, contacts and calendar, plus a good browsing experience. With my email, contacts and calendar already Google services, Android seemed the best way to go, and I'm glad I did. Switch it on, log in with my Google ID, and that's it. All set up. My email, contacts and calendar ready to go. Brilliantly simple. The Android Marketplace is surprisingly full of little gems. Still not a spot on the App Store granted, but I think it'll get there in the end. Right now I have found apps for everything I'd want anyway. I love how all apps are kept in a tray that you drag out from the bottom of the screen. You can then have shortcuts to these apps on your "desktop". The really neat thing is that you can also have widgets on your Android desktop. Battery meter, calendar, weather. It's excellent. The notification bar is also great. All your app alerts in one place. Simple and effective. You can upload video and pictures directly to YouTube/Picasa too. Overall very impressed. If you have all your online services with Google rather than Mobile Me, make sure you give Android a fair chance.