Stylus for Android and capacitive screen?? You're gonna be kidding pal ;)
I think some have missed the point on this phone. They've fixed the only two queries most had on the HERO (tad slow, no flash on the camera). And it will come with Android 2.X as well. The people who will buy it (like me), don't want or need the highest speced phone and can't afford the contacts that they get offered on.
As long as they don't try and price it like a Bravo, N1, or X10 then HTC will sell Legends by the truckload.
1) The bottom of the phone has too much metal and looks ugly
2) No Dual SIM ????
3) No Slider QWERTY ???
4) No Stylus input ???
Too many basics are missing
Waz, 09 Feb 2010So it says Jakarta on the display, I can set my time zone on my 5800 to be in any country I li... moreYea, i know that, but what's the point of setting it that way? Too much hassle and AFAIK most modern phones does the setting automatically. Unless of course, you have too many times to play with the phone.
That comment from rafe is so true. I'm Indonesian and they sell the iPhone for like US$ 700 or so. Lucky I'm in love with my X1 :D
Considering the screen size, how big is too big? I know there's an article about it somewhere. I mean, bigger screen equals bigger size and more weight, it will be too big to carry in your pocket, it will cover your entire face if are receiving a call, and would be too big to fit in your palm. I'm Asian, i know.
But... yea, the bevel below the screen is a big waste. They could've made it 3.2 inches anyway.
For me personally, 3 - 3.2 inches is good enough. You don't have to increase screen size to achieve higher resolution. Besides, it eats away your battery. AMOLED and capacitive is a good combination though.
Just my two cents. Cheers ^_^
aphid, 09 Feb 2010I think HTC should have put in a snapdragon processor. Not ony snapdragon but also more Ram they have to push the limits here. as i see it here its not worth upgrading
Why is it needed to make so much "phone" above or below the screen. This place is certainly not needed for the buttons. Please HTC, make your inside electronics smaller, or put a larger screen on it otherwise.
[deleted post]A) Don't be ignorant to others who are entitled to thier own opinion
B) He has a point, this design is tried, tired and done before with nothing new and fresh
C) If anything, Nokia/Symbian and Sony Ericsson have proved that going beyond 5MP works, just look at the N86 and the Samsung Omnia HD. HTC's cameras are utter tripe, it's best they stick with 3.2mp
D) With the exception of the HD2 and upcoming Supersonic, this LOOKS like everyother HTC phone, it's hard to differentiate between the desings of HTC as the taiwanese have run out of ideas on how to design a phone and have done to death the boring tired iphone-like slab design.They ALL look the same.
Finally, people who say ''5mp Camera is enough for a cmaera phone'' are the same people that say ''3.5 inch screen is big enough'' NO, it ISN'T. 4-4.3 inch screens should be the norm for all top-tier class smartphones, for mid-tier, 3.2-.3.5 and for low tier, 2.8-3.0 inches. People pay MORE for what they want at the top, so the designers should really stop being so lazy and differentiate thier designs and range by class, whether it be budget/mid-tier or/upper range. The top end should be a cut above the rest, much like how class of cars are defined, example: BMW 3 series/5 Series/7 series
Nokia is doing this and this is how all of the phone manufacturers should lay it out too.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2010Same thing here! I'm shocked to see that the location says Jakarta. HTC leak in Jakarta? What ... moreSo it says Jakarta on the display, I can set my time zone on my 5800 to be in any country I like, but it doesn't mean that I'm in that time zone or country does it?
rafe, 09 Feb 2010I live in jakarta but have to order from Singapore to get my Hero. HTC will NEVER enter jakart... moreActually rafe (salam dari seberang bros:)) importing from Singapore are still a way better bargain than what you can haggle here in Malaysia taxes and all.Indonesia are South East Asia's most underrated yet THE LARGEST POTENTIAL market hands down,so trust me HTC knows this (heck I'm Malaysian I know this and they can do a lot worse to listen to anyone else) and they'll get there by hook or crook don't worry.Just a matter of timing.The plus side of buying from Singapore though are obviously that they enjoy near similar global launches' arrivals at least a lot sooner than the rest of us and most Malaysians in the know too would be quick to make the trip AND it's technically cheaper unlocked.Things would be a whole lot easier if HTC had more midrange phones to offer to grow the user base but so far they're still trying.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2010Same thing here! I'm shocked to see that the location says Jakarta. HTC leak in Jakarta? What ... moreI live in jakarta but have to order from Singapore to get my Hero. HTC will NEVER enter jakarta (Indonesia), because they have legal dispute with previously patented china brand (HT Mobile if I'm correct).
It is silly.. Similar name makes HTC cannot enter!!
Poor Indonesian, all you can get is restricted iphone with unbelievable pricing or Nokia mediocre touchscreen!
hmm not sure if this will be a hit or miss ... at the moment im really hating the hero i have it and i think the way google makes you store your apps on the ram is really anoying i would like to see a big improvment .. i think im going for htc hd 2 im gonna sell it ... i had such high hopes but it looks like im going back to w inmo ... lol went from winmo to iphone to 3g to android now back to winmo ... i have to say that nothing compares to windows mobile for business use much better compatibility for word, pdf, emulators.
Not enough improvements - HTC should just release a software update for the original Hero and save their efforts for the next level of superphones
Yep amoled & capacitive screens are the future of phones but the design is awfull! Besides, 3.2'' is too small for a phone that is coooming soon.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2010I'm surprise to see that it says Jakarta on the home interface. Well, I am in Jakarta. :)Same thing here! I'm shocked to see that the location says Jakarta. HTC leak in Jakarta? What do you think?
I'm also in Jakarta. :)
I'm surprise to see that it says Jakarta on the home interface. Well, I am in Jakarta. :)
seriously! what is up with these new phones having the same old lame and weak 5mp camera!? theres nothing new about this! same old sht! and the designs doesnt look sexy and sleek at all. BORING!!