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HTC Announces the HTC Hero Android Smartphone, Available July


Posted on June 24th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive, featured. 3 comments

HTC Hero, the next Android Smartphone from HTC, has been officially revealed today after much rumors and leaks. The HTC Hero is built with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer lasting display. It also pre-installed with the latest HTC UI called HTC Sense, think about HTC TouchFlo with widgets and social networks integration. The white HTC Hero includes Teflon coating, resulting in an improved, durable white surface that is soft to the touch.

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With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero 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. HTC is also introducing a new profile feature called scenes that enables you to create different customized content profiles around specific functions or times in your life.

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The HTC Hero will be available to people across Europe in July and in Asia later in the summer. A distinct North American version will be available later in 2009.

HTC Hero Specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz
  • Memory ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 288 MB
  • Dimensions (LxWxT): 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz 
  • Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Device Control Trackball with Enter button
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus
  •  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: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time:
    - Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
    - Up to 470 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time:
    - Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
    - Up to 440 hours for GSM
  • microSD memory card 
  • G-sensor
  • Digital Compass

[via slashgear]





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