I’ve mentioned this multiple times now here on IntoMobile, and I’ll say it again. HTC Hero users, it’s almost time to upgrade and get your hands on a next-gen Hero device, also known as the HTC Legend!
The Hero has been one of my favorite Android devices for some time now, don’t ask me why, it must be the intangible things. The feel of the device in-the-hand, the overall experience with Sense UI on-board… That, coupled with the fact that it was my first Android-powered device must have something to do with it.
Picking up where the HTC Hero left us, the HTC Legend features a slightly beefed-up feature set, and should please any Hero user. On the Bell HTC Legend we’ll find Android 2.1 (perfect for anyone fed up with 1.5 on the Hero), a faster processor, a better camera (with flash), more RAM, a 3.2″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and most notably… a new body/chassis made from one piece of brushed aluminum. This will no doubt add to the build quality of the device, but that said, I know many enjoyed the body on the old Hero. I know I did. Mine had an almost rubberized coating on it, making it easy to hold on to, and I think it added some extra protection as well. Sure, it wasn’t made out of the most fashionable materials, but it felt great in the hand, and was a pleasure to use. I’ll have to see first-hand how the Legend feels once I get my mitts on it.
To keep rambling on here, you may recall that TELUS dropped the price on the Hero the other day to $29.99. Now that I hear the news of the Legend launching on Bell, the move makes perfect sense. Pay $79.95 on Bell for a slightly beefed-up Hero (the Legend), or get your hands on the original Hero for $29.99. The choice is up to you. Should be interesting to see how the devices sell.
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