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HTC Hero

Have No Fear, The Hero Is Here

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Having had the HTC Hero for over a week now, I think it’s time I put my final verdict on the handset in writing. Although a week may not be a long enough time to get an impression of a handset, the Hero has done a pretty stellar job in finally being able to convince me my Nokia N95 IS in fact out of order. That is quite a feat in itself.

Although I did put my views on it’s camera performance already, that was actually the only major negative I could find on the handset itself.

HTC Hero

Hardware
The build quality on this is very impressive, there are no cracks, no creaking and everything feels very solid. The curve on the bottom of the device makes it more ergonomic to fit into back pockets. The right-handed design of the device’s physical keys may not be one appreciated for the left-handed person, but that’s just something they’ll have to get used to. The trackball is useful when scrolling and reading documents, although I still found myself using the touch-screen. Never actually got use to the trackball, but those who prefer it will enjoy it.Read More »Have No Fear, The Hero Is Here

HTC Hero

HTC Hero Announced – Lives Up To Hype

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HTC announced their latest Android powered handset the “Hero”, now don’t expect it to perform miracles or save lives on demand, but do expect to be wowed and intrigued and maybe a little lustful. Like the HTC Magic it’s a fully touch screen handset without a physical keyboard running on Android, but this is where most of the comparisons stop. The design is more reminiscent of it’s older brother the T-Mobile G1, and in keeping with the branding T-Mobile is aptly calling this the G1 Touch, whilst Orange will be calling it the Hero (probably).

HTC Hero

The handset is very slim, has an angled bottom and bevelled edges and includes a Teflon coated screen to stop fingerprints sticking to it, as the main input method will be touch this is a very good addition. The screen itself is a 3.2 inch HVGA (320×480) display which also supports multi-touch. Also included is a 3.5mm proper stereo headset audio jack and a bumped up auto focus 5 Mega Pixel camera (but still no flash) and MicroSDHC support of 16GB expandable memory. HSPA is also included which will support 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds.Read More »HTC Hero Announced – Lives Up To Hype

Pixelpipe 1.5 for Android

Pixelpipe 1.5 for Android Lets You Upload Videos

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Pixelpipe 1.5 for Android

Pixelpipe the “media distribution gateway that allows users to publish text, photo, video and audio files” to many different social, and media portals has been updated to 1.5 for Android users running 1.5 “cupcake”, which now allows users to upload video from their devices to many of their favorite social and media sharing sites.

Pixelpipes will now allow users to upload videos to Facebook, Picasa, 12Secods.tv, Twitter, Flickr and many more. The application is now available via the Android Marketplace.Read More »Pixelpipe 1.5 for Android Lets You Upload Videos