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HTC Hero joins the Android bandwagon with a custom UI

24 June, 2009 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC Hero joins the Android bandwagon with a custom UI - read the full textQuite as expected today HTC officially announced their third Android-running handset - HTC Hero. Sporting the most complete feature set of the three it is destined to battle it out with Samsung I7500 for the full-touch Android throne. The new HTC Hero runs on the familiar Qualcomm's MSM7200A...


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Woah.. It's really nice! THAT's what I'd call a showy interface! I love it ^^. Now... I'd like to see a proper review showing how do these loudspeakers perform, and, obviously, how does the camera do, too...

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  • 2009-06-24 21:59
  • LCMk

I think that HTC is the brand that gives out phones for the people that love to fine tune their devices, and want performance and style. I like the design of the HTC Hero very much. I find it user friendly. I think it's going to be a hudge succes among the HTC fans.

But hey, that's only me, hope you feel the same way I do. ;)

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  • 2009-06-24 21:49
  • pkFq

It looks from the video that it supports Exchange e-mail. That would be a very good feature which I wasn't aware Android otherwise had.

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  • 2009-06-24 20:25
  • S6%p

> In reply to tt @ 2009-06-24 17:50 from 0pYr - click to readNot small, the biggest screen out there is Toshiba's TG01 and is 4.1" .. so can you call the iPhone's or Satio's 3.5" screen too small? No, the commonly used touch mobiles out there range from 3.0" to 3.5" so 3.2" isn't small at all.

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  • 2009-06-24 20:19
  • n9kk

> In reply to z @ 2009-06-24 17:51 from 0dsx - click to readAndroid already is the best OS. ;)

Minor correction to the article, the HTC Magic/Ion/Saphire also sports capacitive technology and technically supports multi-touch, it's only held back in software due to patent issues with Apple - however it appears HTC (caused by other manufacturers releasing multi-touch devices?) are softening up on this. In other words, it's likely the Donut update will add support multi-touch to existing devices.

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  • 2009-06-24 19:53
  • qar7

The chap in the video says its due out on orange which will make a lot of people happy or something like that,,yeah right with orange doing its usual software oblitration trick it will make the majority unhappy more like..I stopped using orange after d600 just come out,,sick of the sidebar,,sick of the restrictions,,oh and only 40 quid a month ,,whos got that to spare a month on a fone for a 2 year thank you

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  • 2009-06-24 19:31
  • nGxS

Does anyone know if a standalone turn-by-turn and route loss recalculation GPS navigation app can be installed on Android (no monthly fee based from the service provider)? If there is one then I am sold to switch from wm6.1 from the i900 Omnia to the cool Android.

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  • 2009-06-24 19:11
  • jWLb

Hardware design-wise, I still don't like that "chin" at the bottom...but the UI looks great though! A lot better than the default Android UI....

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  • 2009-06-24 19:04
  • vxpC

> In reply to Mustafa @ 2009-06-24 18:11 from FvXs - click to readif u don't like it please don't spoil it with ur nasty comments

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  • 2009-06-24 19:01
  • vGWH

Htc is under the spell of marketing language with ambiguous meaning.

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  • 2009-06-24 18:39
  • 3LX{

Looks like a solid phone. HSDPA 850 / 1900 indicates AT&T in it's future. Is this the iPhone competitor we've been looking for?

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  • 2009-06-24 18:33
  • Qa9t

Ugly as sin. It's the same exact thing as the htc magic/myTouch, fail

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  • 2009-06-24 18:11
  • FvXs

T-Mobile is not as bad as you make it out to be...anyway, this device might be going to Verizon since they are launching a android based phone. This is an awesome device great look and great features. I cannot wait to get my hands on one!

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  • 2009-06-24 18:01
  • 0gB@

if this continue, Android going to be the best OS ever!

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  • 2009-06-24 17:51
  • 0dsx

too small screen, only 3.2, and too expensive.

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  • 2009-06-24 17:50
  • 0pYr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-06-24 17:10 from 46ZQ - click to readand they'll probably strip the Wifi off when they get it.

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  • 2009-06-24 17:11
  • 46ZQ

Why don't they just say Black instead of Graphite? Anywho, I bet TMobile will pick up this junkheap. Seems like their kind of phone as well as the G1. I truly dislike being with that company.

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  • 2009-06-24 17:10
  • 46ZQ

OK, HTC well done!!! Great display, android OS, HTC features added, but... Is it to hard to put a flash at the back, next to the camera???
you guys do it all the time, why??? Guys we need to take night photos you know?? All those moments that are unpredectible and you need to take a picture... Oh sorry my phone doesnt have flash!!! Wake up HTC!!! Please.


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  • 2009-06-24 16:52
  • ndAb

Actually, it needs an upgrade already. 528 mhz processor instead of the Snapdragon 1 ghz processor: no OLED display, no 800 X 480 resolution. I like what I see, but I wish they would upgrade the technology.

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  • 2009-06-24 16:25
  • 4EZE

I so want this phone

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  • 2009-06-24 16:25
  • nqss

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