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.
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