Rumours Pocket-lint reported on earlier regarding the G2's imminent launch have got a little more real with the apparent revelation of the HTC "Magic" by US blog Boy Genius Report.

Our source suggested that the second Android-powered device from HTC was to be announced as a Vodafone exclusive on 17 February and images backing up this assertion now appear to have been leaked.

Said to be exclusive to Vodafone in Europe, the Magic is rumoured to offer HSPA, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity along with a 3.2-megapixel camera.

With apparently no slide-out keypad, and said to be offering Android's "Cupcake" OS update, BGR suggests the Magic may be called the Pioneer when it becomes official.

We will keep you posted.