I have had my Hero for more than 2 weeks now and I love it. It is really cool. Some flaws of course but I can live them, no problme. Compared to my BB Curve and numerous Nokia phones this is awesome. I haven't owned an iPhone, but from what I can tell, after trying my friends iPhone, is that I like the Hero better because of how the UI is set up. It's very different from what I was used to but after a week I was diggin' it. It's smaller too which I like eventhough the screen is smaller....I don't need it any bigger. the bend is actually really handy when texting one handed. Qwerty T9 is AWESOME. SOOOOO much better than the iPhone.
Hey people.. I should be receieving mine on tmobile uk tommorow morning! reccomend any good apps?
I have the HTC hero on T-mobile and the internet is fast on it, knowing that i have iphone 3gs too. Its on hsdpa most of the time and shows the H symbol on the top.
I think the new Rom is coming out in October.
I have screen lag too, but i would advise u to download "advanced task manager" from the android market place which turns off unnesscary tasks on the phone and makes it run faster and frees more ram.
check this video for the new rom to come out:
i have the hero and even though i am impressed with it and especially like the sense ui on it it is not without its faults. mostly i experiance alot of lag on the phone. this is mostly with txts, scrolling between my home screens and also the clock. another thing is i am orange at the moment and the internet is very slow. i have had an iphone and got a hero expecting the internet to be faster with it being a google phone, but havnt found this to be the case.
i hope these get sorted out with the firmware upgrade. does anyone have any idea when the firmwares coming out? i really want these to be fixed so i can tell everyone how great my hero is!
best phone ever.. you can always be busy with the phone.it has lots of features.,, this phone is wayy better than winmo.
Will this phone handle push email in a similar manner to a BlackBerry and have always on internet?
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2009does anyone know if I can use MSN Live Messenger and Skype on this phone?Yep! You sure can, download numerous apps from market :-)
does anyone know if I can use MSN Live Messenger and Skype on this phone?
well this is how phones should be made. awesome looking hi-tech. and having killer apps on board. hopefully they will make some better colours. piano black and white would be great.
well done HTC.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2009hard reset the phone....enjoy :) thanx a lot for Your help guys. I did reset my hero and everything works now fine.This phone is awesome!!
Robert, 28 Aug 2009affecting the same way as watching LCD TV, where one of contrasts is 1000, another 50,000. Dif... moreI really don't think 65k color is an issue here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8b5Jb_dB3M
Link above is a video of all the top smart phones this year. Which colors where more too, but 64K is OK. Maybe HTC Hero 2 will be 16k, maybe.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2009How exactly does 65K color affect you? Just wonderingaffecting the same way as watching LCD TV, where one of contrasts is 1000, another 50,000. Difference is very clear.
does anybody know how to set google account from htc hero? I can not use an android market without google account set first. phoned already an orange customers service and nothing happend.
I have this phone. The worst thing for this expensive and business class phone is screen colority just 65K. And it is significant thing. Touch screen is realy responsive, but not so slip as iPhone.
Hatim Hass, 24 Aug 2009Can someone tell me whats the cheapest contract you could get for this phone (UK) ?? Thanks!i found it at buymobilephones for £30 per month wid unlimited txts 200 mins nd 500mb data on an 18 month contract wid a free htc hero