HTC Hero launches on Orange in July

25 June 2009 — 2:00 PM

Orange has announced it will make the HTC Hero available early next month.

The device follows in the footsteps of the T Mobile G1 and HTC Magic - which were recently launched by Vodafone - in featuring Google's new operating system.

In addition to being the latest phone to boast the Android platform, the model features a range of interface options, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus, 512 MB of memory expandable to 16 GB with a MicroSD card and a 3.2-inch screen.

Available in Graphite, Orange will feature the Hero free on selected pay monthly contracts with a £39.15 per month tariff. This includes 1,200 any network minutes, as well as unlimited texts and web browsing.

Francois Mahieu, director of devices at the network, said: "We're really pleased to be launching our first Android handset in conjunction with HTC. The first of several Android devices you can expect from us this year."

So far all three devices launched in the UK - including the T Mobile G1 - have been built by HTC.

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