Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Dec 2009 17:11 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The time of Christmas is obviously upon us. Programmers and bloggers all over the world are putting down their text editors, meaning there's no news for us to report on (unless you want to talk about yet another set of rumours about the Apple tablet). Still, I couldn't let this day go by without a story.
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RE: I cheated
by OSGuy on Thu 24th Dec 2009 22:04 UTC in reply to "I cheated"
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

I love HTC Hero!! ;)

Edited 2009-12-24 22:05 UTC

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RE[2]: I cheated
by n.l.o on Fri 25th Dec 2009 05:42 in reply to "RE: I cheated"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

I love HTC Hero!! ;)


I love my shiny new HTC HD2 even with the 24 month contract with Vodafone I had to sign.

I never thought I'd say this but WinMo 6.5* is actually very good. Maybe it's the HTC Sense UI covering the worst.....

*Our house is a 100% OSX, Linux, BeOS home. Well it was until I bought the HD2 anyway! ;)

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RE[2]: I cheated
by darknexus on Fri 25th Dec 2009 10:06 in reply to "RE: I cheated"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

So does that make you a Hero worshipper? Sorry, couldn't resist. And yeah, I cheated too except in my case it was an iPhone in my pocket with the Kobo Ebook reader app open. Nothing like a good book to distract me and yet still make it look like I'm paying attention to everyone. ;)

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RE[3]: I cheated
by OSGuy on Fri 25th Dec 2009 20:18 in reply to "RE[2]: I cheated"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

The Hero isn't perfect but comes close to perfect and here are some of the flaws:

- 'Sometimes' things can get sluggish like when you scroll - the scrolling can be a bit sticky due to not enough power I believe. Also when you pinch and zoom, the animation is not smooth.

- 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM where 192.4 is available as RAM according to a particular program I am using. My phone hovers around 30-60MB RAM however its sweet point is about 50 which is ok but if you try to "actually" use the phone as a PDA, you will quickly go down to sub 30MB which is very disappointing. This is my very first smart phone and I didn't know what is enough but ever since I forked out $AU700, I figured out. I just had to have a smart phone and didn't want to get an iPhone.

- Internal hard disk is not big enough. What were they thinking? Also the RAM is nothing special. Next phone I get will have at least 512MB of available RAM.

- You cannot transfer files via bluetooth. This is fixed with Android 2.0 I think.

I believe HTC is releasing Android 2.0 or 2.1 Sense UI ROM and hopefully the sluggishness will be addressed and perhaps it will give up more RAM. 5-10 MB more would be nice.

I read rooting the phone fixes bluetooth and lets you install programs on SD card which is nice.

Edited 2009-12-25 20:29 UTC

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