About.com has announced its nominees for the Reader’s Choice Award; ‘Best Smartphone’ and we are happy to announce HTC Hero is a finalist. Along with the HTC Hero, nominees include: Apple’s iPhone 3GS, BlackBerry Bold 9700, Motorola Droid and Nokia N97.
Wondering how Sprint’s HTC Hero made it this far? Consider the following:
HTC Hero is a full-featured smartphone with Wi-Fi, a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability and a fingerprint resistant coating, integrated GPS navigation, and trackball navigation.
HTC Hero was the first U.S. device to feature HTC Sense, an intuitive experience that was built with a guiding philosophy to put people at the center and allows the device to be completely customized to the wants and needs of the user. The device’s seven-panel wide home screen can be populated with customizable widgets that bring information to the surface.
It is the first Sprint device to offer HTC Footprints™, an application experience that enables the user to chronicle their special moments by capturing a digital postcard on their phone. Once captured, Footprints provides the ability to take notes and an audio clip of that favorite restaurant or special place while identifying its specific location. In addition to identifying each postcard with its specific GPS coordinates, Footprints also auto-names each postcard with its general location or area.
HTC Hero also lets users easily create and switch between Scenes to reflect different moments or roles in their lives, such as work, social, travel and play.
HTC Hero features an integrated 5.0 MP camera and camcorder. It also offers easy access to personal and business email, instant messaging and text messaging through POP, IMAP, and Exchange Active Sync accounts.
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