The HTC Hero may well be the most anticipated Android handset to debut. If you are anxiously waiting to get your hand son one, you only have to wait a few more days.
The Hero will hit the UK on 21 July and it will sell for £439. The original release date was expected to be July 15; we aren’t sure exactly what has changed.
With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimized for Web, multimedia and other content while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand. It also boasts a broad variety of hardware features including a GPS, digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD memory. HTC Hero also includes a dedicated Search button that goes beyond basic search, providing you with a more natural, contextual search experience that enables you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area in Hero.
Built on a culture of innovation and a passion to enhance peoples lives, HTC shapes the mobile experience around the individual. Debuting on the HTC Hero and available on all new HTC devices moving forward, Sense delivers on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.
|Processor||Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz|
|Memory||ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
|Dimensions (LxWxT)||112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)|
|Weight||135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery|
|Display||3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution|
– 900/2100 MHz
– Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
– 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
|Device Control||Trackball with Enter button|
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm audio jack
|Camera||5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus|
|Audio Supported Formats||MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio 9|
|Video Supported Formats||MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9|
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
– Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
– Up to 470 minutes for GSM
– Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
– Up to 440 hours for GSM
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
|Expansion Slot||microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|AC Adapter||Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A