We love the HTC Hero to pieces around these parts. Really. Even after spending a few days tearing it apart for our review, the only bad thing we could find to say about it was that the sporadic lag on the homescreen harshed our buzz.
Well, now HTC has gone and fixed that. Paul of MoDaCo managed to get his hands on a pre-release copy of an upcoming Hero ROM update, and sure enough: the lag is gone. Paul jumps from homescreen to homescreen, breezing around the interface like he was ice skating on frozen butter. We’re still not sure when this thing is coming to a stateside carrier (though signs point at October 11th on Sprint) – but when it does, expect the interface to be damn near perfection.