At the HTC launch party today we got an understanding of what truly motivated them to create their new “YOU” brand direction, and also the philosophy of the tag line “Quietly Brilliant”. We have video of Francois Gravel, Managing Director for HTC in Canada and Steve Seto, Executive Director, Marketing at HTC America speaking passionately about this and it’s at the bottom of this post.
For now, I got to have another look at the TELUS HTC Hero. This little beast of a device will possibly the surprise device that comes out the of long awaited HSPA launches. There are many notable devices, not just on TELUS, such as the OMNIA II on Bell, but the Android-powered Hero has so many great features tucked into such a small/thin package (135 grams and dimensions are 112 x 56.2 x 14.35mm).
For example, it’s got a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen with a HVGA resolution of 320×480 (has an accelerometer), 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video, can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card (TELUS ships with a 2GB card), 3,5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 ,Google Maps, access to the Android Market (No Paid apps available yet)… and this is the first device to have HTC Sense, which you can fully customize the device to how you want to.
We sat down with Jonathan Cocklin of HTC and he gave a good run through all the features. Check out the video here: (It’s still uploading to YouTube so it might be a bit fuzzy for a while)