HTC's Hero swoops into view to save us all from that other smartphone

24 June 2009

Hot on the heels of that smartphone that came out last week (sorry, can’t mention its name as we’ve exceeded the quota) comes HTC’s third Android handset, the Hero.

Believed to be exclusive to Orange customers, the Hero boasts a a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, with HSDPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera around the back. Additionally, it’ll have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Along with the Hero, HTC have launched Sense, an Android interface that allows users to “access social media sites and create profiles for your phone around different times and handsets." Which means precisely nothing to us at this stage of the day.

The Hero will launch in Europe in July. We think there’s a joke to be made which involves smuggling one into a prison and the old M People song ‘Search For The Hero Inside Yourself’ but we’re not completely sure.

[Pocket Lint]

TOPICS:   Mobile

20 comments

  • androidbod
    Looks like you've got the wrong pic up - thats the Vodafone HTC Magic.
  • Tom P.
    Does it come with a proper compass?
  • Tom P.
    HTC HERO http://www.slashphone.com/media/data/1470/g3_htc_hero_1.jpg
  • Andy D.
    Pic sorted. Blame the work experience kid. He's called Glen. He eats crisps by smashing them to smithereens while they're still in the bag and then 'drinking' them. Can't see him lasting the whole week.
  • > H.
    Is there other ways to eat crisps?
  • The B.
    Is this the one running V2? Donut or whatever it is.
  • Mike U.
    Hey, I drink my crisps. perfectly acceptable behaviour
  • cheapskate
    @ The Real Bob - you mean cheesecake?
  • Jakg
    Does this have a QWERTY keyboard on it like the G1 or not?
  • Joff
    I wish the manufacturers would stop whoring their handsets to specific providers, although as an Orange customer, I'm not bitter about this one. I wonder if I'll be able to get a gratis upgrade when my contract's up for renewal. Hope so as I'll then sell it on ebay and use the money to try out this drinking crisps phenomenon.
  • Joff
    @Jakg - Not.
  • Joff
    Sounds like there's a few new HTC devices out soon, the Huawei (WhoAreWe?) U823X looks nice, as does the HTC Lancaster, the HTC York and the HTC Kingston upon Hull.
  • Anon
    Looks nice.
  • BK P.
    have the g1 and cant wait for fruitcake... any news on updates??
  • > H.
    BK Patel, apparently, fruitcake has been superceeded by bread and butter pudding, and there should be a bold on pack called vanilla custard on it's way shortly.
  • Jakg
    Why is that none of the new Android handsets have keyboards? The onscreen keyboard in Android is still a little clunky (and awkward on a... chunkier phone) and the keyboard the G1 has really worked well :( The G1 is now 8 months old (in technology terms - ancient) with a carp battery - so why is it still the best Android phone on the market? Go on HTC - bring out something better. With a keyboard. Please.
  • Brian
    Where can i buy this and how much?
  • The B.
    I go away for 10 minutes and disover that fruit cake has been superceded, but what's this? The new adult version is Bukkake?
  • GrumpyOldFella
    What's this Buk cake? Is it multi-touch and will you be able to dock your widgets to the desktop. Ooh err missus.
  • Alistair
    Bit of a pointless Android phone that apparently isn't going to be able to connect to the Android marketplace - bit like a JesusPhone that can't connect to iTunes store.

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