HTC's "Sense" UI may become available on Google-branded HTC Magic handsets after all, if the appearance of the phone on HTC's Brazilian site with the interface pictured is anything to go by.

Previously, the official line was that Google would only put its logo on handsets that had a pristine, unmodified Android experience - like the G1 and the Magic. That meant that the Vodafone and T-Mobile editions of the Magic couldn't benefit from the Sense UI that HTC debuted on the Hero.

Of course it's entirely possible that the Brazilian Magic will arrive without the Google branding, but that would make it the first Magic in the world for that to happen, too. Either way - something interesting is happening. We'll keep a close eye on this one and let you know when we hear more.