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M.I.S.S. Techcessories: HTC Hero Coming to Sprint

The HTC Hero: Not guranteed to save cats from trees

The HTC Hero: Not guranteed to save cats from trees

Someone get on the phone and tell Bonnie Tyler she can stop holding out for a heroSprint and Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC have just announced  that the HTC Hero, Sprint’s first Google Android -based smartphone, will be available starting October 11th.  Despite sporting a slightly redesigned look from that of its  Jay Leno chin having European cousin, Sprint’s Hero keeps the same key features that make it even better than T-Mobile’s G1 and MyTouch 3G: a 5-megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headphone jack (crucial for those who want to use their phone as an mp3 player), stereo Bluetooth, a MicroSD slot, a huge 3.2-inch capacitive multitouch screen with a fingerprint resistant coating, Wi-Fi, a full featured web-browser, and GPS.  There’s also the new user interface to consider.  Unlike T-Mobile’s Android offerings, the HTC Hero features HTC Sense, which offers a multi-panel customizable home screen with Internet based widgets, HTC Scenes, which lets you set up different home screens for different environments (work, home, etc…), and HTC Footprints, a GPS-based diary app which lets you associate photos, audio and notes about places you’ve been with a GPS location to form “digital postcards”.  Of course, being an Android phone, you’ll also have access to the Android Market and  its tens of thousands of apps (and yet, absolutely zero androids…).  All this can be yours for a mere $179.99 with a two-year contract and after $150 in rebates.

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One Response to “M.I.S.S. Techcessories: HTC Hero Coming to Sprint”

  1. htc hero says:

    Does anyone know which type of video files are supported? I bear in mind the Instinct only may dl 3gp utilizing opera mini. I downloaded the twist ap, maybe that is the problem? How can I watch movies from websites aside from youtube? Which file types? Often I am given the option of 3gp or mpeg4. Cannot get both to work. Thanks on your time! Rattling I want I used to be eligible for the upgrade to EVO!


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