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HTC Hero S launches first on US Cellular, revives lost name

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed September 28, 2011

HTC Hero S due in October

HTC and US Cellular confirmed rumors and revived one of Android's earliest, best-known names with the Hero S. The design recalls the squared-off look of the original Hero but with a much more modern design centered on a four-inch, 540x960 LCD. As one of HTC's fastest phones under 4.3 inches, it carries a single-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon and should be visibly faster than a device like the Droid Incredible 2.

Its camera is an unusually strong point. Although the back camera stops at five megapixels, it has a wide f2.2 aperture that allows for better low-light shots among other effects. A front 1.3-megapixel camera is also in place. HTC gives the Android 2.3 phone both the Sense 3.0 layer and access to its Watch movie service.

US Cellular plans to charge $200 on contract for the Hero S, albeit after a high $100 mail-in rebate. Shipments start sometime in October.



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