HTC Hero Review – nearly almost the perfect Android
17 June 2011
Excerpt: Time, at last, for an HTC Hero Review round-up. After working feverishly on the new look MobileMentalism for what seems like the past 100 years (still not finished – give me time, people, it’ll be worth the wait ;), I…
Excerpt: The HTC hero is the first Android smartphone we have tested at Geeky Gadgets that features HTC’s Sense UI, and it was HTC’s first smartphone to feature the Sense UI, the version of Android on the HTC Hero is Android 1.5 Continue Reading…
Summary: I am as excited about the Hero as I was about the G1 at launch. I think this phone represents something big. I think it signals a sea change in the way people use their phones, and a major bump for the Android's profile in the eyes of the average consumer. But I went into my time with Hero recognizing that early adopters pay a price for the opportunity to taste features before they hit the mainstream.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a viable alternative to the iPhone/Palm/Blackberry 3-way strangle-hold on the smart phone market then you could happily start with the Hero. The battery life puts other smartphones to shame and whilst Google’s open source Android operating system hasn’t set the world on fire quite just yet, this mobile from HTC may well have lit a spark. Takes great photos and is worth investigating.
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Excerpt: HTC has a knack for making smart phones and the HTC Hero is possibly one of its best to date. Boasting Google's Android operating system and tonnes of features, is this the iPhone rival we’ve all been waiting for? What we like Most touchscreen phones look like iPhone clones but the Hero is distinct from the competition. Our white review model came in a Teflon coated casing that feels great.