HTC officially announced the Hero that is the company’s third Android smartphone (the G3). Like the Magic (G2), the Hero is boosted by Qualcomm MSM7200A 528 MHz processor. It has 512MB ROM and 288MB RAM.
As the HTC’s third Android phone, the cellphone maker tries to improve the phone with the HTC Sense, which includes Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected features. It is the first Android phone to ship with support for Adobe Flash.
The Hero has a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen LCD display, a trackball with enter button, a 5 Megapixel auto focus camera and integrated GPS receiver. It supports Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR/A2DP and WiFi 802.11b/g connectivity. The smartphone packs also G-sensor, microSD/SDHC card slot and digital compass.
HTC Hero’s media player supports MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and WMA9 audio files and MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV9 video formats. If offers a 3.5mm headphone jack. The White HTC Hero will have Teflon coating that keeps things clean and grime free. Hero will be released in Europe in July, Asia in Summer and N. America later this year.
First Look video: