Sprint Launches HTC Hero Android Phone

On Thursday, Sprint and HTC announced the upcoming launch of the HTC Hero, Sprint’s first Google Android-based smartphone. The Hero is the first Android phone with a redesigned user interface called HTC Sense, which offers a multi-panel, customizable home screen with Internet-based widgets.

The HTC Hero will cost $179.99 with a two-year contract and after $150 in rebates when it goes on sale Oct. 11. That’s a slightly lower price than Sprint’s other flagship smart phones, the Palm Pre and BlackBerry Tour 9630, which both cost $199 after rebates.

Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352396,00.asp

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 320×480 HVGA resolution

  • 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

Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Source: http://www.htc.com/www/product/hero/specification.html