HTC has been officially unveiled its latest Google Android smartphone, the HTC Hero, featuring a new user interface called HTC Sense. also features an anti-fingerprint coating on the screen for smudge resistance and a Teflon coating on the exterior.
Hero’s specs are very much similar to its predecessor HTC Magic, but ups the ante with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Adobe Flash support, HTC Sense UI, and improved battery life.
HTC Hero comes with a 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution. a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD memory. HTC Hero also includes a GPS, digital compass, gravity-sensor, Quad-band GSM, trackball, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0.
A dedicated Search button enables you to locates people in your contact list, finds emails in your inbox, searches through appointments in the calendar or search in any other area in Hero. HTC is also providing a new profile feature called scenes that allows you to create different customized content profiles about specific events or times in your life.
The HTC Hero will be available in Europe starting July and in Asia later in the summer. A distinct North American version will be available later in 2009.
HTC Hero specifications:
HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz
Memory ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 288 MB
Operating System: Android™
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus
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
microSD memory card
Battery: 1350 mAh
– Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
– Up to 470 minutes for GSM
– Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
– Up to 440 hours for GSM
Dimensions: 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm
Weight: 135 grams
Audio supported formats: 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.