HTC Hero (unlocked)
Editors' note: The HTC Hero has not yet been announced for a U.S. carrier but as a preview, we have republished the CNET U.K. review of the smartphone below.
The HTC Hero (also known as the T-Mobile G2 Touch) is a fantastic touch-screen smartphone with enough style and power to take on Apple's iPhone 3GS and come out alive. It has zillions of useful features that make it a pleasure to use, from an address book that links to Facebook to a Teflon coating that dodges finger grease. We wish it were slightly faster, and its little chin may scare babies, but the Hero could rescue us from our iPhone addiction.
Chin-tastic good looks
We feared for the Hero when we first saw its publicity snaps. It looked like a trimmed-down version of its ugly older brother, the T-Mobile G1, because of its oddly angled chin. Thankfully, the Hero is much better-looking in person, although we still prefer the looks of its predecessor, the HTC Magic. Rakish beveled edges, a subtle brushed-metal trim, and a matte surface on the case--made of fingerprint-fighting Teflon--all add up to a phone that we'd be proud to wield.
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