• HTC Hero
    Last Updated: Nov 16th,2010

    For tech lovers dreaming of a magical phone, HTC's 3rd Android Phone - the HTC Hero - seems poised to rescue the masses from mobile phone boredom. The design is a more sleek, sexy version of the HTC Dream and HTC Magic and both hardware and software pack several powerful perks over previous Android Phones.

     

    In addition to a bright and vibrant touchscreen the HTC Hero is graced with a 3.5mm headphone jack that music lovers will undoubtedly appreciate and a 5MP camera for picture lovers. And then there is HTC Sense.

    Sense is HTC's custom build of Android that contains stunning UI improvements and unique application features, not to mention support for Flash videos and multi-touch web browsing. Management of contacts becomes a powerful hub that seamlessly integrates calls, texts, emails, social networking and more. The music playing experience is radically improved and widgets and profile settings allow users to truly make their phone "THEIR phone".

    The HTC Hero was officially announced in London, England on June 24th, 2009 to immediate excitement on a design, hardware and software level. As the first phone featuring HTC Sense for Android, it is sure to be a sensational success that all types of mobile users will enjoy!

  • News & Updates

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    HTCDev Unlocks The Bootloaders For A Couple Of Oldies But Goodies – Hero, Legend, Eris, Mytouch 3G & 4G Make The Cut

    A few Android senior citizens have found themselves wander onto HTCDev’s list of officially supported devices. The HTC Hero, Legend, Droid Eris, MyTouch 3G and MyTouch 4G are the oldest, er– newest devices ripe for the unlocking using HTC’s handy dandy bootloader unlocking tool. Nice to see HTC throw a couple of oldies in there […]

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    HTC Hero Receiving Minor Update Fixing Peep Twitter App

    While we have no word which HTC Hero handsets will receive it, an update is currently going out bringing the phone’s firmware version to 3.36.405.1. The update won’t provide any major changes to your Hero’s software, but rather does some maintenance on the built-in Twitter application Peep. The update is a small 6MB file and […]

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    HTC Hero for Sprint Receives a Maintenance Update

    The HTC Hero has been a real trooper, quietly thumbing its way along as an Android workhorse for so many. Alright, let’s forget the whole Android 2.1 debacle and think of the good times with the now aging handset. For users on Sprint it looks like another maintenance update is available for your handset, bringing […]

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    Cox Wireless Provides New Carrier Option with two Android Phones to Sell

    Cox – the cable and internet provider that everyone loves to love (and some love to hate, too) – has just launched their small, yet respectable, cellular phone service in three markets – Orange County, CA, Omaha, NB, and Hampton Roads, VA – and they bring with them two Android phones to start with: the […]

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    TELUS Updates to HTC Hero to Android 2.1, HTC Desire Gets OTA Update to Froyo

    TELUS isn’t skimping on the firmware updates today with new Android software going out to both the HTC Desire and HTC Hero. Let’s start with the Hero, a phone that has has a long path to Android 2.1, and while most carriers around the world have made the update available at this point, some owners […]

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    TELUS Discontinues HTC Hero

    We knew we’d be seeing this day eventually, and now the aging HTC Hero is slowly finding itself less and less at home in a handset market that has grown exponentially since its initial launch back in 2009. TELUS picked up the handset in November and now just about a year later they have officially […]

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    HTC Hero for Sprint Receives a Maintenance Update

    Everyone has gone update happy this week, so update happy that even the HTC Hero for Sprint is getting in on the action with a bump up to firmware version 2.31.651.7. The update fixes issues with the phone dialer and GPS, but we are afraid that this may be getting to the end of the […]

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    Cellular South’s HTC Hero is Back in Black

    Forgive my reference to AC/DC there, but Cellular South has released a black version of their HTC Hero – essentially the same Hero we saw the more popular carrier Sprint release back in 2009. There’s nothing terribly different about it: the back and sides of the device are now nearly pitch black instead of the […]

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    Three UK: HTC Hero’s Eclair Upgrade Awaiting Final Push from Google

    Those of you on Three with the HTC Hero have been waiting for Android 2.1 for a good chunk of time, but it seems we’re finally about to see them deliver. an HTC Spokesman said on Three’s blog that the upgrade has been fully tested and approved. The only thing left to do is to […]

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    Orange Says HTC Hero Eclair Update Should Begin Rolling Out Next Week

    We reported yesterday that some folks with the HTC Hero through Orange were already receiving the first half of the two-part Android 2.1 update, and now it looks like the actual 2.1 part of that update could be rolling out as early as next week. Orange issued the following official statement on the matter: “We […]