May 5th, 2009 publishUpdated   Sep 12th, 2021, 4:28 pm

htc-hero-androidRemember when the HTC Hero was first rumored from our 2009 HTC Roadmap article? We first got a glimpse of the bright pink Hero (pictured left)  in January and since then have heard rumors it will land on Orange UK and Sprint USA around October 11th.

New, less pink pictures of the HTC Hero have surfaced by way of CodeAndroid and they provide some hints/details about the rumored Android phone. First the pictures, then the observations:





One thing you can CLEARLY see if you look at the 2nd picture from the bottom is the existence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top right of the HTC Hero. This is going to make a LOT of people happy since HTC’s proprietary USB headset has bothered many who want/have the G1/Magic.

You can also see that there is no directional pad and no trackball, so the touchscreen appears to be the ONLY way of navigating through selections. How does everyone feel about this? Not my cup of tea… and I don’t think it is the best looking Android Phone to date – the Magic wins that battle in my mind – so what Dragons here will gladly let the HTC Hero slay them?

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