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HTC Hero

HTC Hero

The HTC Hero is a mobile phone manufactured by the HTC Corporation. It is their third and most successful Android powered phone (the predecessors being HTC Magic and HTC Dream).

The HTC Hero offers a highly customizable, silky smooth, user interface courtesy of HTC Sense, providing an intuitive, seamless experience. It has an 'at glance view' with widgets (which can be personalised) placed directly on the home screen. These include a music player, slick twitter app, calendar, and more.

The phone offers significant improvements on earlier models. For example, it has Outlook e-mail, calendar, and contacts synchronization, a 5-megapixel camera, and, crucially for media buffs, a 3.5mm headphone jack. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G support ensure that you are always connected.

Google Apps are represented by Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Latitude, and Youtube. Android Market provides access to additional applications and fun games to download and install on the phone. The web browser supports flash video. Other preloaded software includes a PDF viewer, QuickOfice, and a geotagging app called Footprints.

The phone supports the following file formats: MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MIDI and Windows Media Audio 9 music formats and MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media Video 9 video formats.

 HTC Hero

Varies; dependent on contract or PAYG

HTC Corporation


Support Sites:
Manual, Quick Start Guide, Support, HTC Hero Training Guide Complete

Selected Reviews:, TechCrunch, AllThingsD, T3, Cool Hunting, Fast Company


  • Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz processor
  • 3.2" TFT-lCD touchscreen with 320x480 pixels
  • 512MB ROM
  • 288MB RAM
  • Network:
    • Quad-band GSM/GPRSE/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR and A2DP
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus and digital zoom
  • microSD card slot (SDHC compatible)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • Treated with a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Battery life:
    • Standby time: Up to 750 hours (WCDMA), 440 hours (GSM)
    • Talk time: Up to 7 hours (WCDMA), Up to 8 hours (GSM)
  • Weighs 135g

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