"Android is so much easier than Win mobile!"4.0 starson by Buick107
Pros: 1. Smooth screens
2. Responsive touch screen
3. Easy to customize with shortcuts and widgets
4. Solid build quality and soft touch case makes it easy to hold
5. Not a Blackberry
6. Not a IPhone
7. Sprints network is far better than AT&T
Cons: 1. Battery Life is about 10 hours with moderate use.
Summary: Unlike some of the other "user" reviews, I actually own this phone and have been using it since Oct. 14th. I wanted a lot of multimedia feartures, not a business phone like Blackberry (small screen) or a Windows mobile smart phone (slow and a lot of locking up). The Hero is just right! I can play games or surf the web with ease. The slugishness reported in the editors review does not seem to be an issue with the latest production model. I have set up the first home screen with my "at work shortcuts" and set the left screen up with time killers and tech show off apps like a functioning tricorder complete with live solar data from NASA. The Iphones tricorder just makes noise. The right home screen is set up with pictures and the music player. Android is so easy to use and the HTC interface has been flawless so far. I usually don't go under a contract but I had to this time because of the nearly $500 price tag. The $179 I had to pay seems worth it so far. The next test will be its longevity. Will the HTC hold up under my heavy use, I will update if any problems arise.Under cons I forgot to mention the voice dialer is kind of stuck in there as an after thought. I can not initiate a call from blutooth. I can recieve a call by tapping my bluetooth headset but not make one. Really thats my biggest con since the bluetooth is in my motorcycle helmet and I can't just pull the phone out and start the voice dialer manually.
Updated on Oct 22, 2009