Come July and the already crowded market of smartphones will have another new device – HTC Hero. HTC Hero will be the Taiwan based company’s latest Google phone. Running on Google’s Android platform, HTC Hero will also be the first device to feature the latest customized user interface of HTC.
HTC Hero features
The 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display of the device is covered with a Teflon coating. This makes the screen spill resistant, making it free from stains and scratch marks arising from careless handling. It has a 5-mega pixel camera equipped with auto focus. Along with GPS for finding locations, HTC Hero also has a digital compass. HTC Hero will run on GSM and WCDMA networks. GSM quad band network supported by HTC Hero will support global roaming. This smart phone will also support 3G. It measures 112mm x 56mm x 14mm and weighs 135gram. HTC Hero is fitted with 1350mAH Li-Ion battery of pretty long lifetime. It will support up to 7.83 hours of talk time and 440 hours or 18 days of stand-by time.
Following the trend in nearly every smartphones, HTC Hero also has features to get instant access to popular social networking sites. Therefore, whether you want to update your profile on Facebook or Twitter or upload and share pictures and videos with friends, you can do it from your HTC Hero. This smart phone has a search button especially for Twitter. It helps users to browse through Twitter, search for people on the contact list and view emails. HTC Hero will also be the first phone to use Abode’s Flash 10 mobile application. Flash is designed to provide improved web browsing. It will also support Exchange ActiveSync service, which will enable users to view Exchange email account, organize contacts, and work calendar.
HTC Hero will be the first phone to boast the Sense user interface, designed by HTC.
This smart phone has 288MB internal memory. However, there is provision to further increase the storage space with microSD memory card.
HTC Hero will start shipping in Europe from July. It will be available in North America and Asia later this year.