October 2, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
This latest review coming in regards to the soon-to-be-released HTC Hero is likely to cause a little stir. With that I will point out that we all have differing opinions about what is good and bad and some may still prefer the hardware keyboard found on the G1.
Now with that said, according to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, the HTC Hero is “the best Android phone.” Well to be a little more truthful with that quote he did go on to say that it was the best he had ever tested, but still that says a lot. And in a part that I think every Android fanboy and fangirl will like, Mossberg also stated that it will be a “worthy competitor to the iPhone, the BlackBerry and the Pre.” Sweet, but just what was it that made him come to that conclusion?
Some of the highlights that he mentioned in the review include the high resolution (5MP) camera that works both for regular images as well as video, the availability of a microSD card slot, removable battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. He also went on to discuss how it was nice that the Sense UI offers seven app screens as opposed to the Android default of three, and the available apps and widgets.
In regards to the widgets, a favorite was noted as being People, which integrates things like users Facebook Status and photos from Facebook and Flickr with the address book.
Of course, the review was not all good, a few things that were disliked include the thickness of the HTC Hero, of course that was as compared to the iPhone. Additionally, complaints came in the form of the dull gray exterior, which personally I think is nice looking, as well as the less-than-stellar battery life.
Bottom line, most of these details are not anything that we as Android fans would not have already know, but articles and reviews like this latest from Mossberg should be good, if nothing else than it will bring a little more exposure to the world of Android.
Anyway, hit the read link below to check out the full review.