After the news of Samsung Galaxy hitting Indian shores soon, we have another news to be happy, HTC Hero has been launched in India. It is claimed to be the world’s first Android-based phone with a customized user interface called HTC Sense, the phone certainly sounds like an interesting introduction. The HTC Hero comes equipped with access to Android Market, where users can search and download applications to personalize and customize the phone.
HTC Sense, an intuitive and seamless experience that will be introduced across a portfolio of phones beginning with the new HTC Hero.
The HTC Hero will be available at a market operating price of Rs 34,600 in Maharashtra and Rs 31,990 in the rest of India.
With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimised for Web, multimedia and other content and has a small size and weight.
It also comes with 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 that enables users to search through Twitter, locate people in contact list, find emails in inbox or search in any other area in Hero.
“The Android-powered HTC Hero further underlines HTC’s commitment to push the boundaries in mobile phone innovation and design. HTC Hero introduces a more natural way for reaching out to the people and accessing important information in a much more easier and hassle-free manner. We are also very pleased to introduce a fully customized user interface called HTC Sense with the HTC Hero,” said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India.
HTC Sense promises to shape the mobile experience around the individual. Debuting on the HTC Hero and available on all new HTC devices moving forward.
The HTC Hero comes with a special offer for Airtel users in India, wherein Airtel customers will get free data download of 100 MB per month for six months.
We are also hearing the launch of HTC Tattoo which is also coming with HTC Sense customization soon.