HTC Hero/Sense Event Liveblog

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Live from the HTC press event.

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  • 7:13 AM: johnbiggs OK. So we have the Sense and the Hero today.
  • 7:13 AM: johnbiggs The CEO just showed up to talk about Sense. Not much info.
  • 7:14 AM: johnbiggs CMO John Wang
  • 7:14 AM: johnbiggs Now on stage.
  • 7:14 AM: johnbiggs “Phones have too many features made by techies.”
  • 7:14 AM: johnbiggs HTC Sense
  • 7:15 AM: johnbiggs “HTC Sense is a holistic experience that put people at the center by simply making things work as they should”
  • 7:15 AM: johnbiggs You are the center.
  • 7:16 AM: johnbiggs Bring all of your things to the surface. It is so much like Palm Pre interface it’s scary. Uses cards.
  • 7:16 AM: johnbiggs Lots of widgets.
  • 7:16 AM: johnbiggs Set your scene for the weekend – change the way it looks on the weekend.
  • 7:19 AM: johnbiggs You can slide between icons to see different info on a person. One contact card has your contact’s smses, IMs, pictures on Flickr, etc.
  • 7:20 AM: johnbiggs Land at a new place: clock, weather, appointments change
  • 7:21 AM: johnbiggs search: in internet, search google, in twitter search twitter, in calendar, search only calendar
  • 7:21 AM: johnbiggs Multi-touch – pinch in email to change text size
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  • 7:23 AM: johnbiggs
  • 7:23 AM: johnbiggs Now releasing HTC Hero – first product to use Sense.
  • 7:24 AM: johnbiggs
  • 7:24 AM: johnbiggs Teflon coated
  • 7:24 AM: johnbiggs so it doesn’t get messy
  • 7:24 AM: johnbiggs wacky, right?
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  • 7:26 AM: johnbiggs Lots of “man on the street” interviews – “Very nice! Can I go with this?”
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  • 7:27 AM: johnbiggs The phone looks very similar to the G1. Angle bottom. Probably will end up as the T-Mobile G3.
  • 7:27 AM: johnbiggs Finish is “soft to the touch” not cold and slippery… like the iPhone?
  • 7:27 AM: johnbiggs Resists dirt and stains
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  • 7:28 AM: johnbiggs anti-fingerprint finish on hero
  • 7:28 AM: johnbiggs “You shouldn’t be polishing your phone.”
  • 7:28 AM: johnbiggs Sorry images aren’t popping up.
  • 7:29 AM: johnbiggs Ah. I guess they are.
  • 7:29 AM: johnbiggs GPS, digital compass, and tilt sensor.
  • 7:30 AM: johnbiggs You can mute an incoming call just by turning the phone over.
  • 7:30 AM: johnbiggs 5-megapixel camera
  • 7:30 AM: johnbiggs Announcing Adobe Flash support
  • 7:31 AM: johnbiggs Error correction and spellcheck for typing
  • 7:31 AM: johnbiggs
  • 7:31 AM: johnbiggs Coming this Summer
  • 7:32 AM: johnbiggs So what we have here is Android with an amazing overlay. This is the Palm Pre++
  • 7:33 AM: johnbiggs T-Mo and Orange are the local partners in Europe. Available in Europe in July. Asia in the end of summer.
  • 7:34 AM: johnbiggs Heading over to the demo pit. Thanks for watching.
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