One of the best mobile sites on the Internet, GSMArena, posted their review of the HTC hero a couple of days back. The review is quite a mixed bag and I feel that it’s one of the more balanced reviews that I’ve read.
They’ve listed a long line of ‘disadvantages’ for the phone, but countered that by saying that many of these problems can be fixed over time (with firmware updates). Indeed the reviews title “Born to rise” says as much. Video issues are picked on, both playback and recording, but they still feel the Hero is a better bet than the HTC Magic. You can read the full review here.