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HTC Hero

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The HTC Hero is HTC's first Android based OS phone - and it's a cracker. A 5MP camera, video calling, superb video capture and smooth touchscreen make the Hero a charm to use.

Miles ahead of it's predecessor, the G1, the Hero runs with HTC Sense - an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles - make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected.

It's like the iPhone in it's intuitive design and navigation. Even your gran could use the phone. The phone is linked to Twitter, Facebook and any other application you choose to use.

The only downfall of the Hero is the poor choice of applications you have to choose from. What's that is sorted, Android will be an OS to contend with.

HTC Hero specification

  • Camera: 5 MP
  • 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • autofocus
  • Videocalling
  • Video
  • Games
  • Operating System: Android OS, v1.5
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 MHz processor
  • Browser: HTML

  • General: 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100

  • Size: Dimensions: 112 x 56.2 x 14.4 mm
  • Weight: 135 g

  • Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colours
  • Size: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate

  • Ringtones: Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Vibration and speakerphone

  • Memory: Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
  • Call records: Practically unlimited
  • Card slot: microSD (TransFlash)
  • Internal memory: 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM

  • Data GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  • HSCSD
  • EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
  • HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: miniUSB

  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • GPS: with A-GPS support
  • Java: Via third party application
  • Digital compass
  • Dedicated search key
  • Scenes quick profile switcher
  • MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
  • MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player
  • Voice memo

  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1350 mAh
  • Stand-by time: Up to 440 h (2G) / Up to 750 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)

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