HTC Hero Officially Announced
The new HTC Hero was finally announced (so you G1 users trying to load the leaked Hero ROM onto your G1’s can finally see what it would run like with the beefed up specs the Hero brings to the table).
Unlike the Magic, the Hero actually seems to bring something new to the table (besides just losing the keyboard like the Magic did over the G1). It has a nice chunk more RAM (288mb instead of the 192mb the G1 has), a better camera (5.0MP instead of the 3.2MP), and what seems to be the most noticable new feature; the customized HTC Widgets and User Interface.
The user interface is classic HTC, it even looks like TouchFlo in a way from their Windows Mobile devices, and we are not complaining. It’s a nice touch to the kind of plain regular UI that Android has. There are widgets which bring important information to the 7 screen wide home screen, text messaging with a neat flicking motion to switch between them, nicer clocks, a favorites bar to swipe through your favorite contacts, a nice full month view calendar, a weather widget, etc.
All in all, not a bad upgrade from a G1 if you ask me (and if you can live without using a physical keyboard of course).
Check out the video below for the official HTC “trailer”.