HTC Hero

HTC Hero gets Orange UK firmware update; just T-Mo to go

The ROM update for the Orange version of the HTC Hero has been released, and is now available to download from HTC’s UK support site.  Promising an increase in system speed, together with the addition of touch-to-focus in the Hero’s camera, the new software has also been tested by Orange to ensure it’s compatibility with their network.

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HTC Hero firmware upgrade goes live on UK site

It’s taken them a while to catch up, but HTC have finally added the new Hero firmware to their UK download page.  The English 2.73.405.5 ROM brings with it a new lease of speed and general perkiness to the Android smartphone, together with adding touch-to-focus to the Hero’s 5-megapixel camera.

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HTC Hero English ROMs now available

HTC’s UK support site is still wilfully refusing to update and offer a download link for the new HTC Hero ROM, but that doesn’t mean English language firmware updates aren’t available elsewhere.  Over at XDA Developers they’re compiling a list of the various ROMs available, including a couple of “Worldwide English” versions, which promise to speed up the hesitant handset.

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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.

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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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Pink HTC Hero shows up in wild

Pink HTC Hero shows up in wild

When it came to follow-up colors for the HTC Hero, we'll admit to have expecting perhaps the dramatic red first shown in the leaked teaser video.  A soft pink version didn't really figure on our radar, but Paul over at MoDaCo has spotted the pink Hero in the plastic.

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HTC Hero new ROM gets video demo

HTC Hero new ROM gets video demo

Don't ask how, and don't ask from where (though we're guessing HTC, frankly), but MoDaCo's Paul has managed to acquire the upcoming firmware update for the HTC Hero and installed it on his test device.  As we hoped, his feedback is that it speeds the smartphone up no end, with menus far quicker to respond and panning between homescreen pages more smooth.

Video demo after the cut

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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

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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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