The Hero which is also known as T- Mobile G2 touch in the UK, Germany, Austria, Croatia, The Netherlands, and Hungary is known as Era G2 Touch in Poland. It is a part of the A series Android phone manufactured by HTC Corporation. It is HTCs third handset to be powered by the operating system. The HTC Hero has the signature curve at the lower end and has a sleek and stylish body that measures 4.4 inch in length, 2.2 inch in breadth and 0.5 inch in width. Moreover, it features a 3.2 inch HVGA (Half Video Graphics Array) touch screen with an anti fingerprint screen coating. However, the highlight of the phone lies underneath all this beauty.
The new Sense UI technology allows the customization of the device according to the customers needs and gives them more access to all the information at a glance via features like customized profiles, condensed view of all communications with a specific contact whether in the form of e-mail or text messages or multimedia messages, Facebook status updates and so on.
Other significant focal points of the smartphone is the GPS, a , gravity sensor, a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD expansion slot. It also has a search button committed to allow more contextual search that not only includes looking through the contact lists or emails but also Twitter and other areas of the device. It is available in seven different color styles including black, white, yellow, pink, gold, red and turquoise. The web browser includes Flash support and multi-touch. E-mail support includes IMAP4, POP3 and Microsoft Exchange Server.
Other specifications of this android phone include:
- Screen resolution: 320 x 480
- Input devices: Multi-touch Touchscreen with lipophobic coating, trackball
- GSM Version has teflon phone cover (White); CDMA Version has grey-rubber cover
- Battery: 1350 mAh (GSM edition); 1500 mAh (CDMA edition)
- Talk time: 470 minutes to 420 minutes
- Standby time: 440 hours to 750 hours
- Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 MHz ARM processor
- RAM: 288 MB
- ROM: 512 MB
- Operating system: Android 1.5 and HTC Sense
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR & A2DP
- HTC ExtUSB (Mini-B USB backwards compatible)
- Supports MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MIDI and Windows Media Audio 9 music formats and MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media Video 9 video formats
Amongst the android phones applications, we have Sherpa that allows you to get suggestions on activities and events on the basis of your current location. The application keeps a record of your tastes and preferences and notifies you accordingly. Shop Savvy is yet another application. It provides a unique shopping and price comparison assistance. When your Hero camera is focused on any barcode it pulls up the best prices and available stocks in your current location and online. All you have to do is point your camera to the barcode and follow the instructions and an immediate product and price list is at your discretion. Locale is an application that lets you configure the settings of your mobile as per the location you are in. It can change your ringtone when you enter your office premises and immediately change it into the informal ones once you are out of the office. Similarly, features like ringer volume, GPS radio and various other features can be customized. Aloqa is another application that scans your local area and gives you prompt information on the happening events and programs in your locality like parties, launching restaurants and so on. It acts like your interactive pocket directory. You also have a Splash Play which is virtual guitar interface. Lets you experiment your musical skills at your own will. Cardio Trainer, as the name suggest, is a health and fitness application for your HTC. It gives you information on all your fitness related parameters. Other applications also available are Pandora, which is a music streaming application and Mobile Defense Android, which helps you trace your mobile in instances of lost phones.
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