HTC Hero gets official

SlashGear is waiting for the HTC London press event to begin, but we already know the headline product: the HTC Hero.  The company's third Android phone, the Hero features HTC's new "Sense" UI, together with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen with fingerprint-resistive coating, Teflon back panel for improved durability, and full 3G connectivity.Official video demo after the cut

There's also a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, a microSD card slot, GPS, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and – happily – a 3.5mm headphone jack.  3G support is for the 900/2100MHz HSPA bands and quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE.  There's the usual HTC Android trackball.

HTC Sense borrows many of TouchFLO 3D's abilities, bringing Facebook statuses, Flickr photos, Twitter widgets and other details to the fore.  The HTC Hero is expected to land in Europe in July and Asia later in the summer.  A US version will come later in 2009.

Update: Live photos are here