Oh, thank god. The three-in-one extUSB port nonsense that we’ve had to put up with in the Touch Pro 2, Magic, and countless other HTC devices will soon be a funny story to tell our grandkids. HTC has gone on record about their strategy with standard headphone jacks, and we are all thoroughly, thoroughly elated.
The vast majority of devices we launch after Hero will have a 3.5mm jack. Devices that we have already announced but that still come out after Hero will not necessarily be a part of this change.
Gigitty. We’ve seen HTC already wising up to this problem with the Hero, though we might have to trudge through a few more extUSB-only devices in the immediate future. Fine, whatever it takes – you can even keep extUSB on there, if you insist – just give us a plain ol’ 3.5mm headphone jack, too.