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HTC Hero Launches in Malaysia!~

HTC Hero - Absolute White 03

Finally, the long anticipated HTC Hero is now launched in Malaysia! HTC Hero is the world’s first Android-based phone with a customized user interface – the HTC Sense interface.

HTC HERO Models 01

HTC Hero comes in 2 colors, urban brown and absolute white. The white HTC Hero includes an industry-first, Teflon coating, resulting in an improved, durable white surface. Both color models also comes with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer lasting, clearer display.

HTC Hero - Urban Brown 02HTC Hero - Absolute White 01

With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimized for Web, multimedia and other content while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand. It also boasts a broad variety of hardware features including a GPS, digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable microSDâ„¢ memory. HTC Hero also includes a dedicated Search button that goes beyond basic search, providing you with a more natural, contextual search experience that enables you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area in Hero.

Pricing & Availability
The new HTC Hero will be available in Absolute white and Urban brown from mid September 2009 at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM 2,399.00**. Standard retail HTC Hero package will come with a 2GB microSDâ„¢ card.
**All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators

HTC Heroâ„¢ from HTC at a glance:

Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
Operating system Androidâ„¢
Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions 112mm (L) x 56.2 (W) x 14.35 mm (T)
Weight 135g (with battery)
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 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
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g

HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
3.5mm audio jack

Camera 5.0 megapixel colour 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 microSDâ„¢ 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(3rd party software is needed)
Value Added Applications HTC Sense™, HTC widget, HTC Scenes, HTC Sync, Google Maps,     Microsoft® Exchange synchronization, PDF Viewer, Quick Office, AK Notepad, Stock, Weather, Footprints, Twitter Peep, Smart Dialer, and Teeter game

At the price of RM2399, will you consider to change to the new android platform? Perhaps I will. For me, the Windows Mobile vs Android is something like IE vs Firefox, which the latter wins most of the time. Hopefully I can get a review unit to test on.

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