HTC's announcement to launch the company's
3rd Google Android smartphone in July, Orange
followed-up officially and announced the upcoming launch of the
HTC Hero, Orange's
first Android smartphone, for July as well. Offering a rich, intuitive browsing
touch interface and premium design, the 3G+ enabled Hero features Google's
Android operating system. Created for those wanting an optimized mobile customer
experience, with easy access to Google's most popular services, the Hero
provides users with a choice of seven specially designed unique user interface
HTC's Sense user interface which is introduced with the HTC Hero.
The handset comes with an integrated five mega-pixel, auto-focus camera
featuring camcorder capability, a gravity sensor, aGPS and 512 MB of memory with
space for a 16 Gb microSD card. What's more, the 3.2 inch HVGA display features
anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance and a longer
lasting, clearer display.
Orange is offering the HTC Hero for free to customers who take out a £39.15
per month, 24 month contract. The package includes 1200 any network call
minutes, unlimited texts, as well as inclusive anytime internet browsing so
users can make the most out of their mobile experience.
The HTC Hero ill be available from Orange UK shops and online in early July.
No word yet when or if other Orange subsidiaries will release the HTC Hero as
Cheers ~ Arne