Hero Specs Dropped on HTC.com



Hardware specs are looking mighty impressive on the HTC Hero. A few of the ones that caught my eye:

Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB

Camera 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
Talk time:
Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
Up to 470 minutes for GSM
Standby time:
Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
Up to 440 hours for GSM

What do you think? Based on the 3G frequencies, this one looks to be heading to Europe first; hopefully after that tour it will cross the pond…to T-Mobile (wishful thinking?).

Full Released Specs

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Tyler Miller

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  1. great, but no amoled..

  2. what? no keyboard? Just another iphone wannabe. I guess I will wait till android is on the nokia n97

  3. I wonder if we’ll be able to switch back to the old Android interface instead of HTC Sense if we want too…

  4. I have a theory that the reason this is coming out so late her in the good ol USA is that it’ll be out on Sprint. But I really hope it comes out for T-Mobile.

  5. It’s basically the same specs as the Magic, I’m not sure if there’s a reason to upgrade.

    I was hoping for better screen, better something.

  6. wonder how long it will be until we have an HTC Hero with a keyboard….like maybe the HTC G1 v2(if it ever comes out)?…….just a thought……

  7. I think its pretty ugly to be honest.

    Also HTC have invaded the software too much, its not really an andoird phone(despite running android), its now just a HTC phone.

    I would give this phone a miss and go for the samsung galaxy (which has AMOLED screen).

  8. I myself hate touch screen keyboards, but this phone is way to good to pass by just because it has a touch screen keyboard. Flash, multitouch, etc.. It’s great!

  9. When are we going to see fewer clones and gimmicks and better specs on processing power, OpenGL ES acceleration, multitouch support and all the other things we ACTUALLY need to move toward better hardware and more widespread popularity?

  10. No physical keyboard, no sale, I’m afraid. I just cant use touch keyboards. Shame too, it looks fantastic

  11. What does it mean by 512MB of ROM? ROM is read only memory…

  12. @ Rob this phone has multitouch….but I do agree with you somewhat. I think the problem is pricing. the Nokia N97 cost too much to sell mililons

  13. @D Pretty sure its not true multi-touch, just a gesture for the pinch zooming. Android doesn’t support multi-touch just yet.

  14. Looks cool, why do people go so ga-ga over multitouch anyway, specifically the pinch zoom for web browsing, I for one enjoy being able to zoom web pages and drink coffee at the same time.

  15. Well the hardware is pretty much the same as the G1. That means the Sense UI should be able to be retroactively ported or released. The only differences are the processor (technical upgrades really, not even clock speed upgrades) RAM, battery and camera and less reliance on the “Google Experience”. Sense will just add UI elements to the phones, it is definitely still android though in the fact that it is still easy and cheap to develop for and customize. Hero includes the coding for multitouch but then again Dream and the Magic have the capable hardware with multitouch coding commented out. This means that, so far, it is essentially the same as HTC’s existing Android Phones, just with more RAM, a different processor, a better camera, better battery, and NATIVE multitouch support. Because I am such a fan of the hard keyboard, my favorite is still the G1. And by the looks of things, along with HTCs track record of retroactively releasing UI elements to previous phones, I’m willing to bet that the Magic and Dream will get Sense sooner or later. Hell, those geniuses over at the XDA forums will probably give us sense whether HTC wants us to have it or not. I know JF, Haykuro, Cyanogen, TheDude and many others have already beefed up my G1 beyond anything I expected from it.

  16. Oh yeah, I almost forgot that it also has the 3.5mm headphone jack which is actually a pretty big deal. But nothin a good pair of Bluetooth Headphones won’t fix. I love my Motorola S805s and got em for a damn good price too.

  17. I’m also part of the physical keyboard fan club, but I love the look of the Hero’s UI. I hope the two can come together to form one awesome phone.

  18. I am stayin with the t mobile G1 for many reasons. The magic, my touch, and hero are all part of the android platform. Although, I believe this platform to be the most advanced and eventually take over the market. The various phones are just reproductions of G1. Until htc invents a more technically advanced model, I will continue with my G1. Bells and whistles are simply not enough.

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