The fun is just beginning! The HTC Hero is officially official and boy it looks like HTC really pulled all the stops for this one. We're going to try to keep you guys updated with every bit of HTC Hero news we can dig up so keep watching this space as news seems to flow in pretty quickly.

  • The HTC Hero will be the first HTC device to launch with HTC Sense, the new UI that HTC is actively showing off. It's the widget-based, sleek and sexy UI that we once knew as 'Rosie'. It pretty much rocks.
  • You'll be glad to hear that multi-touch will be supported on the HTC Hero (not sure how wide support will be)
  • The white version of the HTC Hero will sport an industry-first Teflon coating to keep it clean and spotless. The finish is supposed to be 'soft to touch' and will resist dirt, stains, and even fingerprints. Though white obviously gets dirty easier than black, why couldn't they just offer the Teflon option to black too?
  • Flash Support will launch with the HTC Hero. Double-tap to watch full screen. Sweet!
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • System-wide search and Social Networking Tools figure in heavily on this device

The HTC Hero is really looking like the device that'll save Android and put it on par with the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS. We're really excited about this device and can't wait to get more details on it! Stay tuned!

[via crunchgear]

 

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More HTC Hero Details: HTC Sense, Multi-Touch, Teflon Coating, Flash Support

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"The HTC Hero is really looking like the device that'll save Android"

save it from what??

Yeah I agree. Android is doing good I thought. Just because android doesn't sell a million units a weekend (apple) doesn't mean that they need saving. Palm needs saving; motorola needs saving; not android.

Agreed. Poor choice of words. I had wanted to use the 'Hero saves the day' line (cheap and uncreative, i know) but it obviously didn't come out right. Bungled on all accounts. What is more important is that the HTC Hero actually seems more like a next step than any previous announced Android devices. Because the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS are basically the 'next gen' in smartphones, I think the HTC Hero may be first Android Device that reaches that level. Thoughts?

I know this is way early, but do we know if this is slated to be tmobile phone? Or do we know if is a gsm phone? Tmobile's luck would be this ends up on att.

The advantage is that the platform is open source, so people will develop pleanty of free applications for you - In Android Marketplace anyone can upload applications. Apple validate all content before publishing. It will be much easier to customize an Android than the IPhone and with multiple developers I think Android will overhaul IPhone in features in just a few generations. Just see what Google has in the stove!: Voice to text translation, chat real time translation, Google Wave etc. And Android will get Flash Player 10 which will open up to a huge amount of software for you phone. Apple are allready behind at this point.

I have watched numerous videos on this awesome phone, and would like to get someone's take on multitasking. Does this phone multitask like the Palm Pre? I would imagine so, given the number of "home pages" that a user can customize. Further, I would imagine that some sort of multitasking can be performed given the sub-categories in the Contacts widget--text messages, e-mails, facebook updates, etc..

Can a user listen to music on one "homescreen" while surfing the web on another "homescreen" while playing games on yet a third "homescreen?"

I haven't been able to pick up on any cues from the videos that I have watched--maybe I am just not noticing the multitasking ability. If the Hero can truly multitask, then I will definately wait until this phone is available for the states, as I am waiting to hear more on the Pre.

This phone looks extremely promising and just plain awesome.

I have posted this elsewhere, but I would like to know.

Is it possible to have two Flickr and two YouTube accounts on the HTC Hero handset?

And what is the definitive answer, can we access Android Marketplace and download and install apps over 3G and/or wifi?

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