HTC Hero in UK from Orange

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I'm with a bit of proudness that I say that in July the HTC Hero, a new Android-based smart-phone, is going to be launched.

HTC Hero - First Look

For UK, Orange will be the operator to sell it. As far as I know, details are not being disclosed yet.

HTC has developed this new UI/UX (User Interface/User eXperience) on the top of Android, called "HTC Sense". Some says, on the top of Android (2.0 codename "Donut"). I personally don't know if it's true: if it is soon we will have it in the Android branch. But something tells me that this is going to be ONLY available on Android HTC phones. It's too much of a "added value" for HTC to give it out to everyone else.

Another most notable thing, this will be the first phone on the market to have full support for Adobe Flash (not just Flash Lite ;) ). Adobe announces it here.

More videos about this AMAZING UI after the jump. <!--more-->

HTC Sense Debuts on HTC Hero

HTC Hero Trailer

I'm really excited about this device. Not having switched yet to iPhone 3GS now makes even more sense! ;)

And, in the end, the official specs from the official website:

Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz Operating System: Android™ Memory: ROM: 512 MB RAM: 288 MB Dimensions (LxWxT): 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches) Weight: 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control: Trackball with Enter button GPS: Internal GPS antenna Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g HTC ExtUSB™: (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one) 3.5 mm audio jack Camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus Audio supported formats: MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio 9 Video supported formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9 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 (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) AC Adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5V and 1A Special Features: G-sensor, Digital Compass

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