As well as the more traditional reviews, we’ve also included a few consumer reviews as well as some video reviews of the Android-powered Hero. Sentiment is pretty much the same as the other roundups, but hit through for the latest verdicts.
FlashMobileBlog (Consumer Review): “Flash is like the cherry on the top for the HTC Hero, bringing a huge volume of web media to an already fantastic device and platform. Despite a few glitches I think HTC are on to a winner with this device, and really have demonstrated that their finger is on the “social” pulse.”
PC Pro: “A hugely likeable phone that excels at web browsing and manages to just live up to its ambitious name. However, a couple of quirks prevent us giving it an all-out recommendation.”
pda-247 (First 24 hours with the HTC Hero): “I have never been so excited about a new phone. It is fun to use, easy to enter data, and highly useable with great potential.”
Reg Hardware: “HTC’s best Android phone yet, with multi-touch screen, 5Mp camera and integrated social networking, but needs a faster processor.”
Tech Central (Head to head: BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs. HTC Hero): “I’d be delighted with either of these phones. My advice for potential buyers of either of them is the same as for PC buying. Write down how you think you will use it first, then pick the machine that corresponds most closely. You’re unlikely to go wrong.”
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