Built on the Android Platform, the HTC Hero for Sprint offers a rich mobile Internet experience, an intuitive user interface for extraordinary personalization power, and a full capacitive touchscreen display. With the Android smartphone platform, you'll be able to access built-in Google mobile services--including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
Stay connected using the integrated social networking apps including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, as well as add more apps via the Android Market.
Capture on-the-go memories with the 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder.
It also includes HTC Sense, a user interface overlay from HTC that makes it easy for you to create an individualized mobile experience tailored specifically to your needs.
You'll enjoy high-speed connectivity via Sprint's dependable 3G network (EV-DO Rev. 0.) as well as such optional services as Sprint Navigation for GPS turn-by-turn directions and Sprint TV's video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound (see more details on optional services below).
Stay connected using the integrated social networking apps including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, and capture memories with the 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder. You can also get quick and easy access to specific voicemail messages via the Visual Voicemail feature, which enables you to go directly to a specific message, without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages. Other features include Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB), access to personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 5 hours of talk time.
HTC Sense and Smart User Features
The intuitive HTC Sense overlay allows the HTC Hero to be completely customized according to your desires and needs via the seven-panel wide home screen, which can be populated with customizable widgets that bring information to the surface.
The HTC Hero users can easily create and switch between Scenes to reflect different moments or roles in your life, such as work, social, travel and play. For example, a work Scene can be easily set up to include stock updates, work e-mail and calendar; a play Scene could have music, weather, and a Twitter feed; or a travel Scene could offer instant access to the local time, weather and maps.
You can silence the HTC Hero by simply turning it over. It also offers an advanced smart dialer for quickly accessing contacts with just a few letters or numbers and a dedicated search key that automatically searches for only information relevant to the current function. When pressed in the mail application, the search will be for text within the mailbox, while a press of the same key from the browser will initiate a Google search.
This device also offers the HTC Footprints application, which enables you to chronicle your on-the-go special moments by capturing a digital postcard on their phone. Once captured, Footprints provides the ability to take notes and an audio clip of that favorite restaurant or special place while identifying its specific location. In addition to identifying each postcard with its specific GPS coordinates, Footprints also auto-names each postcard with its general location or area.
- Powered by the Android operating system with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV–DO, Rev 0 network
- GPS using Sprint Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches
- 3.2-inch touch-enabled screen (320 x 480 pixels, 262K color depth, LED backlighting)
- 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus lens
- Video capture capabilities
- Digital audio player allows you to transfer music files from a PC or download tunes from the Amazon MP3 Store.
- Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
- Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits.
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- Access to personal and corporate e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support. Send and receive email from multiple corporate and personal email accounts. Also, get wireless email access to popular commercial POP3 and IMAP accounts like AOL, Gmail, and Yahoo!
- Instant messaging via popular services including Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger.
- View documents including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF on the go to maximize your productivity
- Visual Voicemail gives you quick and easy access to just the messages you want to listen to by letting you go directly to a specific message, without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages.
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
- TTY compatible
- Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) with a rating of M3 for hearing aids operating in the acoustic mode. This handset has a HAC rating of T3 for hearing aids operating in the telecoil mode.
- 3.5mm stereo headset jack
The HTC Hero weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. 0 frequencies.
What's in the Box
HTC Hero handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, USB cable, quick start guide, user manual
- Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
- GPS capable with Sprint Navigation: This GPS-enabled phone provides optional access to Sprint Navigation for driving directions on your mobile phone--by voice and onscreen. Along the way, turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, Sprint Navigation will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear, "Turn right on Elm Street." Sprint Navigation also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing. And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest across the U.S.
- Sprint TV enabled: With Sprint TV, you can make your cell phone your always-on source for news, weather, sports and more. This comprehensive video service combines high-quality streaming audio and video from channels including ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more.
- Stay Sporty with Sprint: With NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, instantly connect to the NASCAR information you want, when you want it. Follow NASCAR action from practice to race day with real-time leaderboard and alerts. Get exclusive access to your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with real-time driver stats, breaking news and more. Live in-car audio, race radio, NASCAR on SPEED and other audio/video only available on select phones. Visit sprint.com/speed for details.
To access, just text "NASCAR" to 7777 on your Sprint phone or visit the Sprint Digital Lounge to download NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile (standard text messaging and data rates apply).
This phone also provides access to Sprint Football Live--free for any phone with a data plan. You'll be able to follow all the live play-by-play action with the Live Game Center for both pro and college football games, as well as stay on top of the pro football draft with a Live Draft Tracker and in-depth analysis and bios on nearly 500 top prospects. Access by texting "FOOTBALL" to 7777 on the handset to download Sprint Football Live from Sprint Digital Lounge (standard text messaging and data rates apply).
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