Friday, September 4, 2009

HTC Hero Gets Plastic Surgery And Launch Date In the US

By Benedict Wee

Barely two months after making its debut, the HTC Hero has gone through a significant cosmetic change from an angular chin-protruding device, to a rounded pebble-looking mobile for its US debut.

Everything else remains the same though: a 5MP camera, WiFi and 3G connections, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD slot, 528 Mhz processor with 288MB Ram.

The phone will retail for US$180/NZ$265.66 with a 2-year "Everything" plan starting from US$70/NZ$103.31 a month which gets you unlimited surfing/messages/nights & weekends calls plus 450 minutes.

That is a pretty sweet deal compared to Vodafone NZ's crippled HTC Magic which costs NZ$319 for a two year contract at NZ$130 a month which gives only 500MB data, 600 texts and 250 minutes.


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