HTC Hero

Today, HTC held a media event in Singapore announcing their new Android phone, the HTC Hero. The Hero sports a 3.2-inch HVGA display, contour design and an anti-fingerprint screen coating. And the price? S$898 (without telco contract).

At today’s afternoon event, Melvin Chua, country manager for HTC Singapore, introduced some of the features of the Hero Android phone such as the convenience of managing the various applications – emails, SMS, photos and status update – in one single view rather than separate screen.

We had the chance to hands-on the HTC Hero. It doesn’t weigh too heavily (at 135g w/battery) and the touchscreen is responsive. Unlike most of the touchscreen phones in the market, the Hero boasts an anti-fingerprint coating to minimize ugly prints on the display. And we find it works very well.

Even though you can download the free apps from Google website to use with Android-based mobile devices, HTC does have their own app included with their phones including the Hero such as the time widget (shown above) with 12 different formats available.