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Posted on05. Nov, 2009 by Derek.
The HTC Hero smartphone certainly seems to be the flavour of the month. Having already scooped T3’s Gadget of the Year award 2009, HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone has now picked up awards from What Mobile (whatmobile.net), Mobile Choice (mobilechoice.co.uk), and from Stuff (stuff.tv) – all leading reviews sites in the mobiles and gadgets arena. The Hero received two awards from What Mobile – the Best Smartphone award, and the Editor’s Choice award, the Stuff Gadget of the Year award, as well as the Mobile Choice Phone of the Year award.
Stuff praised the HTC hero, stating: “No smartphone floored us in the way the Hero did this year. It transformed Google’s Android OS from also-ran into genuine contender, and proved its mettle by squaring up to the iPhone 3GS without the slightest whimper. Sure, the iPhone may have sold by the tankerload and wowed us with its apps, but it was an evolution of an already excellent gadget. Conversely, our Hero came from nowhere with its social networking integration, its multi-touch interface and superior multimedia skills. It’s the only mobile we’d consider getting over an iPhone – and that’s really saying something.”
Mobile Choice were similarly smitten with the HTC Hero, “The HTC Hero is the first phone in the UK to take on the iPhone with any seriousness, and we think it does a masterful job. It’s only one of six phones to run on Google’s open source operating system, Android, and great software coupled with the nicest chassis we’ve seen from HTC yet makes the HTC Hero a deserving winner.”
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Posted on06. Aug, 2009 by Derek.
Meet the HTC Hero smartphone, HTC’s latest Android smartphone featuring a 3.2-inch HVGA display, integrated GPS, digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD memory.
The HTC Hero is the first HTC smartphone to feature the innovative HTC Sense – a new widget-based interface that puts at-a-glance info right up front on the home screen. Built on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected, HTC Sense creates a distinct user experience, making it simpler for people to use. Plus, with its dedicated Search button, the HTC Hero provides a more natural, contextual search experience, allowing you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area in your device.
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Posted on13. Jul, 2009 by Derek.
Rumour has it that the new HTC Hero Android smartphone should be on our shelves towards the end of July. Featuring a slick new design with bevelled edges and an angled bottom, the HTC Hero is ergonomically contoured to fit comfortably while in use. The device also comes with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer lasting, clearer display, whilst the white version of the HTC Hero includes a, Teflon coating, making it durable and easy to clean.
Optimised for the web, the HTC Hero features a 3.2-inch HVGA display, which is perfect for multimedia and other content whilst maintaining a small size and weight. It also features GPS, a digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD memory. Plus, with its dedicated Search button, the HTC Hero provides a more natural, contextual search experience, allowing you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area in your device.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of the HTC Hero is the introduction of the innovative HTC Sense – a new widget-based interface that puts at-a-glance info right up front on the home screen. Built on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected, HTC Sense creates a distinct user experience, making it simpler for people to use.
Make it Mine
‘Make it Mine’ allows users to create customisable widgets directly on the home screen, which can be personalised with a variety of designs and sizes. HTC Sense also features a new profile feature called ‘Scenes’, which allows you to create and switch between different Scenes that reflect different moments in your life. For example, you could create your own, “Out Travelling” scene which gives you access to the local time, weather and maps for a smoother trip.
The ‘Stay Close’ feature lets you manage your contacts via all the different sources you are accustomed to. When you view people, you can see all the different ways you have been in touch, including different email accounts, social networking updates and phone calls.
Discover the Unexpected
Sick of trying to find a needle in a haystack when searching through your contacts or email conversations? The HTC Hero lets you search just about anything in a simple and intuitive manner.. The dedicated Search button combs through tweets in Twitter, locates people in your contact list, finds emails in your inbox and searches through appointments in the calendar, so finding what you need is as simple as pressing a button.
Due for release this July, the HTC Hero is set to make a stir amongst Android aficionados and smartphone enthusiasts alike.