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HTC Hero updated firmware arrives in Denmark [Update 2]

HTC Hero updated firmware arrives in Denmark [Update 2]

The first signs of HTC's promised update for the Hero Android smartphone have appeared, in the shape of a download on the company's Nordic support site.  HTC Hero firmware version 2.73.405.5 promises to smooth screen transitions, increase HTC Sense performance and the introduction of touch-to-focus in the 5-megapixel camera.

Update: There's talk from a Swedish forum that HTC support in that country are advising not to use this update, warning that it "misses an important piece in the ROM". The "real" one is said to be coming tomorrow, though other users are claiming to have installed it with no problems; might be worth waiting to see what arrives over the weekend. [Thanks John!]

Update 2: We've spoken to HTC and they assure us that there's no problem with the ROM on the Swedish site.

HTC Hero Goes the Official Route Via the Sprint Network

HTC Hero Goes the Official Route Via the Sprint Network

We love it when rumors start to get rounded up. Why? Because that means we no longer have to speculate, and we can finally remove our guessing caps. Besides, it's a lot better to hear the information from the horse's mouth anyway, isn't it? Because, like in this case, we get some tangible pieces of information that actually mean something. Like pricing, availability, and some extra tidbits that could even surprise the masses.

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HTC Hero200 Gets Pictured and Looks Nothing Like the HTC Hero

HTC Hero200 Gets Pictured and Looks Nothing Like the HTC Hero

It's only been a few days, but the Hero cleared the FCC with a number attached to it, promising some kind of change was in store for the previously European-only device, once it launched here in the States. And if these images we're seeing, brought over from Chinese website 080.net are to be believed, there's quite a change in store for HTC's (and more so Android's) Hero.

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HTC Hero Might Be Up for Pre-Order Soon

HTC Hero Might Be Up for Pre-Order Soon

If you didn't catch our "review of the Hero", we think you should. Especially if you're on the Sprint Network, here in the States. Why? Because those rumors of a Hero gracing the Now Network seem to be getting more solid every day, and if a recent leaked image of Best Buy's internal systems has anything to say about it, then September is set to be a little bit more cramped.

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BlackBerry 8900 Gets to Act Like a Hero

BlackBerry 8900 Gets to Act Like a Hero

Themes are a natural thing now a days, especially for mobile phones. Because let's face it, no matter how awesome your phone is, some times you just want a change of pace. And while some companies may get all up-in-arms regarding themes making it to other devices, the truth is that themes don't hurt anyone. Seeing an HTC Hero theme placed over a jailbroken iPhone for example does not add some of the better features of the phone, like multi-tasking or the notifications bar. All it does is make the iPhone look different. And now it looks like the BlackBerry 8900 is ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound...

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HTC Hero update confirmed imminent

HTC Hero update confirmed imminent

HTC have confirmed to SlashGear that they are working on an update for the HTC Hero, which will be added to the company's support site "in the coming weeks".  The possibility of an update had been raised when a member of Android Community was informed by HTC customer care that a release "that will make your experience on your Hero device better" was due; however the company would not confirm to us an exact date for the update, nor what it will address.

HTC statement after the cut

HTC Hero Getting Updated Soon?

HTC Hero Getting Updated Soon?

There isn't much to go on here, just a quick post from a member of our Android Community's forums, but it's definitely something to get excited about. If you have an HTC Hero that is. There's been some squabbling around the internet about the Hero, dating back to before official launch, and most of it consists about the user experience, and whether or not there is any lag. We did a review of the device, and while we enjoyed it, there was obviously some room for improvements. But, that's part of having a piece of technology now a days. HTC made some remarks, stating that some optimizations could be rolling out, and even said that word we all love in this business: soon.

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