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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

HTC Introduces the HTC Hero™ in India

HTC Corporation announced the launch of the Android-powered HTC Hero in India. The HTC Hero with its distinct sleek design marks the debut of HTC Sense, an intuitive and seamless device experience that will be introduced across a portfolio of phones.

HTC Hero continues HTC’s leadership in introducing cutting-edge innovation and technology and enhancing the communication experience for Indian mobile phone users. Featuring beveled edges and an angled bottom, the HTC Hero is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand and against your face while you’re on a call. The HTC Hero is built to last and is equipped with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer lasting, clearer display. The white HTC Hero includes an industry-first, Teflon coating, resulting in an improved, durable white surface.

The HTC Hero comes with a special offer exclusively for 100 million Airtel users in India, wherein Airtel customers will get free data download of 100 MB per month for six months. Airtel customers will also be able to avail many utility-based applications such as Portfolio Manager, Hello Tune Manager, Weather Channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and City Search on the HTC Hero.

The HTC Hero comes equipped with access to Android Market, where users can search and download applications to personalize and customize the phone.

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, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD 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.

HTC Sense – A Customized User Interface Debuting on HTC Hero

HTC Sense is focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Built on a culture of innovation and a passion to enhance people’s lives, HTC shapes the mobile experience around the individual. Debuting on the HTC Hero and available on all new HTC devices moving forward, Sense delivers on three basic principles: Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.


Processor : Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz

Operating System : Android™

Memory : ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 288 MB

Dimensions (LxWxT) : 11.2 cm x 5.62 cm x 1.435 cm

Weight : 135 grams with battery

Display : 8.128 cm TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution


  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (900/2100 MHz)
    850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency, 3G network availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control : Trackball with Enter button

GPS : Internal GPS antenna

Connectivity : 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Wi-Fi®, HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

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 240 minutes

Standby time: Up to 120 hours

(The above are subject to GSM/GPRS network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot : microSD™ memory card

AC Adapter : Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output : 5V and 1A

Special Features

  • G-Sensor
  • GPS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

Pricing and Availability:

The HTC Hero will be available at a market operating price of Rs. 34,600/- in Maharashtra and Rs. 31,990/- in the Rest of India at all leading authorised HTC resellers across the country.

Check out PR for more details.

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