Mobile blogging pwns!

Modern day technology is amazing, this post was written on my excellent new mobile phone, an HTC Hero.

It even has the ability to upload pictures to this blog!

Anyway: here’s some info and pics of my new toy: 🙂

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Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
Operating System Androidâ„¢
Memory ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions (LxWxT) 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
Weight 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
Network HSPA/WCDMA:

  • 900/2100 MHz
  • Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control Trackball with Enter button
GPS Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
3.5 mm audio jack
Camera 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Audio supported formats MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio 9
Video supported formats MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
Talk time:

  • Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 470 minutes for GSM

Standby time:

  • Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 440 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
Special Features G-sensor
Digital Compass

4 thoughts on “Mobile blogging pwns!”

  1. Yeah, too bad you used the title ‘All new and shiny’ in your last blog, isn’t it?

    Did you get it yourself or was it company-funded?

  2. Heh, meh @ blogpost-title. 🙂

    My company doesn’t do that sort of thing for employees like me. I’m not being paid enough to be granted an ‘advanced phone’, so this one’s purchased privately.
    I absolutely love it!

    BTW: I went out and got me the brown version, white is waaaaay out of my league…

  3. White would be way cool ^_^ although a bit of an apple-ripoff. But how’s Android? Pleasure to use or obviously still in development? And internet connectivity? Fast enough?

    Plenty people with us are currently trying to persuade management and ICT to switch to macbooks and iphones. Heh. Couldn’t say I’d mind, at the very least they’re better than my old Latitude 810 and Nokia E50 (not to mention my, privately owned, Nokia 6060, which is like, bronze spearpoint when measured in phone years 🙂 ) ^_^

  4. Android’s great! It’s very easy to work with once you get accustomed to the non-Nokia quirks.
    With myself being a very long time Nokia-addict it’s hard to get used to something else, as Nokia-logic has ground deep canyons in my daily phone use.

    The touchscreen is one of the better I’ve handled, and can easily compete with the iPhones out there. One thing that is less well excecuted is the touchpad, which I only like when the phone is in landscape mode. BTW: haptic feedback on button-press is way cool!

    Furthermore, the phone does feel a little sluggish or underpowered when browsing the web with more than one tab open at the same time. Also, as the phone ‘only’ has 288MB of RAM (of which there’s about 160 available to programs/apps) the performance could be improved by adding more. (I know, this is a hardware change, but still)

    About it’s apparent beta-status: Android certainly does not feel and/or behave like so. It really feels like a well thought through, and evenly well excecuted, OS. It cannot rival with the blistering speed of iPhoneOS (28 sec startup time for the iPhone versus well over 60 seconds for my Hero), but it’s not too far away in speed while regularly using it.

    There however is one major drawback: it’s not iPhoneOS. Therefore, there’s no such thing as the App-store or iTunes. The Android market does have 40K or so applications listed, but it’s not the mature platform that iTunes and the Appstore for the iPhone are.

    Oh well, at least it supports tethering. 🙂
    (Oh, and multitouch on most applications. No, not all as my Android 1.5 that is shipped with the Hero does not support it. HTC has created their own GUI on top of the regular Android GUI called Sense, which adds multitouch to the phone. It’s a real blast!

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