HTC Corporation introduced the HTC Hero, its new mobile phone which is the world’s first Android-based phone with a customized user interface that features HTC Sense.
HTC Hero has bevelled edges and an angled bottom, contoured to fit comfortably in your hand and against your face while youre on a call. The HTC Hero is built to last beginning with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer lasting, clearer display. The white HTC Hero includes an industry-first, Teflon coating, resulting in an improved, durable white surface that is soft to the touch.
With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimized for Web, multimedia and other content while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand. It also 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 Sense is an intuitive and seamless experience that will be introduced across a portfolio of new HTC phones. With its distinct design and powerful capabilities fully integrated with HTC Sense, Hero introduces a unique blend of form and function that takes Android to new heights. HTC Sense is focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were designed by quietly listening and observing how people live and communicate. HTC Sense is a distinct experience created to make HTC phones more simple for people to use, leaving them saying, it just makes sense.
Built on a culture of innovation and a passion to enhance peoples lives, HTC shapes the mobile experience around the individual. Debuting on the HTC Hero and available on all new HTC devices moving forward, Sense delivers on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.
Make It Mine
Make It Mine, is about feeling your HTC phone was created for and by you. To do this, HTC encourages you to dictate and organize how you want to access the people and content in your life in a way that fits best for you. For some, this means adding glance view widgets that push content like twitter feeds, weather and other content to the surface while others may want quick access to business-focused information like email, calendar and world-times. 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.
Today, staying in touch with the people in your life means managing a variety of communication channels and applications ranging from phone calls, emails, texts, photos, status updates and more. HTC Sense takes a different approach by integrating these communication channels and applications into one single view enabling you to stay closer to your important people. With HTC Sense, friends Facebook status updates and photos along with their Flickr photos are included along side their text messages, emails and call history in a single view.
Discover the Unexpected
Many of the most memorable moments in your life are experienced, not explained. HTC Sense is focused on providing a variety of these simple yet innovative experiences on your HTC phone that will sometimes bring you moments of joy and delight. It can be something as basic as turning the phone over to silence a ring or as simple as improving the smart dialler for making calls quicker. HTC Sense also includes perspectives, a new way for viewing your content such as email, photos, Twitter, music and more in different ways.
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.
|Processor||Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz|
|Memory||ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
|Dimensions (LxWxT)||112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)|
|Weight||135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery|
|Display||3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution|
– 900/2100 MHz
– Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
– 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
|Device Control||Trackball with Enter button|
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm audio jack
|Camera||5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus|
|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|
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 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
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
|Expansion Slot||microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|AC Adapter||Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
|Special Features||G-sensor Digital Compass|