The folks over at Engadget have managed to uncover some leaked information on the HTC Hero--the HTC Android Phone that's supposed to be announced today--via HTC's own website. The HTC Hero was previously much maligned because of the bizarre form factor (namely, the gigantic chin) but has excited many Android users after the debut of the much anticipated 'Rosie' UI.
According to the leaked information, the HTC Hero looks really cool. HTC really went and built some innovative and unique software on top of the Android software set. The new UI seems to be widget based (much like WinMob's TouchFLO 3D) so you'll have a ton of information easily accessible at any given moment.
What's even cooler is the introduction of the new 'Scenes' profile that allows you to change your phone's focus (or personality?) in any given situation. For example, during the work week it can display information pertinent to work while on the weekend it can morph into a more casual device. We're not sure how this works yet but this 'Scenes' feature in theory sounds wicked cool.
The leaked specs are: a 528MHz processor, 512MB/288MB ROM/RAM, 3.2-inch 320 x 480 touchscreen, 900/2100MHz HSPA and Quad-band GSM, trackball, GPS, WiFi, 3.5mm headphone jack, compass, 5 megapixel auto-focus cam and microSD. That is definitely one powerful device that pretty much has it all.
Of course, nothing is official just yet but it looks like the whole market for Android Devices is getting a well-deserved shaking. We'll see if it's earthquake-sized powerful in a few hours but in the meantime, what Android phone do you guys want now? What do you think of all this leaked information? We should know how cool this HTC Hero really soon
hit the jump for the rest of the leaked pictures of the HTC Hero!