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HTC Hero and Me


nice to look at, lots of apps, usb charger, sat nav, can be used as iPod

low battery life, feels fragile

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Battery talktimeSatisfactory

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I recently got this phone on a contract with 3 and so far I like what I see. I does basically what an iPhone does, I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what this phone is capable of doing. There are so many applications available to download, that I don't know where to start. I have so far downloaded games and games only as I am enojying how well they play on it! I love snooker. Its addictive.

I am amazed at how at my fingertips I suddenly have Facebook, Twitter and a Sat Nav that I can use as I'm walking down the road. It's fantastic.

The layout of the phone is really nice, I was dubious about getting a touch screen as I wasn't sure if I would be able to use one without getting frustrated but I actually like this one. Its easy to use and when dialling a number, the numbers are big enough for a finger to press them so you dont start accidentally pressing the number 3 when you want to be pressing the number 2 which is one thing I really didnt like about touch screens.
There is also a nice little roller function button at the bottom of the phone so if you dont like the touchscreen this can be used as a mouse almost. I like the freedom of being able to choose.

The phone is a nice layout and I would describe it as a pocket laptop. It does everything. I really cannot fault the design, look or anything. Its a nice phone.

I will say though that the battery life is quite bad but the phone can be charged up through USB link so is easy to plug into a friends laptop if out or your own if indoors. It can also be used as a modem when plugged in as well, so an all round ok on that one. I am not sure about the robustness of this phone as it seems fragile. I'm terrified of breaking it, but we'll see on that one.

Overall its a nice phone, has a fairly decent camera and video recorder which is always nice and the apps for it are extremely good, so many I don't know where to start. I'm going to download BBCi Player tonight :)
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Little-Lily 02.05.2010 02:48

sounds good - but i do love my iphone! -great review!x

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HTC Hero is the first phone to embody HTC sense - an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental pr...


MPN 99HHM005-00, 99HHM061-00, 99HHM073-00, Hero, 99HHM085-00, 99HHM009-00, 99HHM060-00
Product Type Android Phone
Form Factor Touch


Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Mobile Broadband Generation 3G

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