In pictures: HTC Hero takes Android to new heights

Meet the summer's newest smartphone, featuring multitouch input, a revamped user interface, Flash support, and more.

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Meet the HTC Hero

HTC [[xref:|has introduced its latest smartphone|HTC Puts New Face on Latest Google Android Phone, Hero]] running on Google's Android mobile operating system, the HTC Hero. The new device packs in some better hardware features from its predecessors and brings a revamped user interface (UI) to Android-loving fans.

The software on the HTC Hero is to take centre stage in this announcement, as the device is the first Android smartphone to support multitouch (iPhone style) and -- surprise! -- [[xref:|Adobe Flash.|Coming Soon: Adobe Flash on Android, WinMo, and WebOS]]

With the launch of the HTC Hero, Android is raising the stakes against [[xref:|the Palm Pre|Palm PRE]] and [[xref:|the Apple iPhone.|Apple iPhone 3G S: Worth Standing in Line For?]] The Europeans will get their hands on the new device later this summer, while the U.S. is expected to get a "distinct" version of the HTC Hero later this year.

Here's a video showing some of the [[xref:|features of the HTC Hero|HTC's Hero Features a New Android User Interface]].

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