My nitty gritty Hero post

John Walton
Cell Phone Editor
| Published: July 3, 2009

While I'm definitely not tired of HTC's Hero, I needed to write about a couple of other things real quick before coming back at you with the full specs and PR photos. We can speculate on the carrier and talk about Sense later. This post is about the hardware. Folks looking for this probably want to get straight to the menu, so let's do it; straight dope, no filler. Well, no more verbiage, anyway.

HTC Hero at PhoneDog

Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
Memory: 512 MB ROM, 288 MB RAM
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

Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm audio jack
5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
Digital Compass

HTC Hero at PhoneDog

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

- 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

HTC Hero at PhoneDog
And just in case anybody think's I pulled off a post without doing anything but copying and pasting a press kit, allow me to wildly speculate that the feature which makes the US version of Hero different from that of Europe and Asia, could go beyond color. The US Hero may be the first phone to ship with Donut. I pulled that out of thin air, just so you know.

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