Thursday, October 1, 2009

HTC Hero

I've been dreaming of a new cellphone. Not any particular phone, but a HTC Hero. To the extend there was once when i woke up in the morning, with a special kind of feeling. The kind that says today going to be a great day cause i got a new phone in my pocket. Only to realize later that it was just a mere dream. Am i having delusions? Or probably difficulties in differencing vitual and reality? A sweet dream aftermath...

So... what so special about HTC Hero?

The phone specifications
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 320x480 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
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 & Windows Media® Audio 9
Video supported formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 & 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
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
Protective Coating: Treated with a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene
* This feature only applies to the white colored HTC Hero.
* Your phone has been treated with a special coating to keep it looking new and clean. Keep your phone dry to prevent dirt from adhering to the finish. If your phone gets dirty, you can use a lightly dampened melamine foam eraser (aka. magic eraser) to remove any marks.

So... what do you think? Brilliant isnt it?

A few days ago, i went to Gurney Plaza just to have a look at the demo set. Yup, HTC Hero had already arrived in Malaysia, but havent officially launch. Pricing at RM2388, its around the range of iPhone 3Gs or lesser and its not bound to any service provider. Personally i find it very attractive and tempting. Its definitely my next cellphone.

I know many would disagree with me, claiming that iPhone 3Gs is a much better option. Apple is renowned for its aesthetically pleasing hardware that screams “BUY ME” as people walks past and iPhone 3Gs, could just drop your jaw instinctively. There's no exception its a stunner to the public that makes you go "WOW".

I admitted that i once fancied an iPhone very much, but later realize its soon to be victimized by the public unconsciously. Why? The fact that its so cool, everyone will place it at the top of their to-buy list. Thats how commonly common it would be. Its not that i criticized or condemned iPhone 3Gs, but its just my nature of preference. Im someone who enjoy being different. Besides, one man's meat is another man's poison.

A good example is the famous Louis Vuitton, a well-known designer bag. Due to the fact that its f*cking expensive, people in China see it as an opportunity and starts to produce bogus LV items to satisfy the market's need. Its symbiosis in Biology as both parties gain benefits from the outcome. When too much people own it, there's where special and unique loses its meaning.

Here's the reason why...

Recently HTC Hero had release major new firmware. The English 2.73.405.5 ROM brings with it a new lease of speed and general perkiness to the Android smartphone, together with adding touch-to-focus to the Hero’s 5-megapixel camera. That makes it compatible with iPhone 3Gs touch-to-focus feature. According to HTC, the update will take around 10 minutes to install and wipe your Hero clean in the process.

My choice, HTC Hero!


enghoo said...

this phone is very nice!
wait the price drop to below 2k only get it....

Saw said...

not ugly meh..i find it quite ugly le.. and is not that responsive

Dann said...

EngHoo: Yea, its a very good phone. Thats why im getting it, none the less, its very expensive. Wait for the price to drop, or wait for the desire to go away... *waiting for my phone to spoilt*

Saw: Nop, its not ugly at all!!! Responsive wise, the new firmware update is able to solve the problem. Which makes it even more compatible with iPhone 3Gs.

H e n r i c k said...

Hmm.. reading your article telling me it's a great phone in any sense. But I think I won't be changing my phone anytime soon until my phone spoilt. :)

min dfin said...

Phone is nice, but way too expensive.... have to wait for price drop... then it is affordable.