HTC today announced the launch of its HTC Hero handset in India for Bharti Airtel subscribers. As an introductory offer Airtel is offering free data usage upto 100 MB for six months with in-built utility based applications such as Portfolio Manager, Hello Tunes manager, Weather channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and city search.
HTC's "Hero" handset is powered by the Android OS which comes with built in access to Android Market, where users can search and download applications to personalize and customize the phone. The company claims that with its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimized for Web, multimedia and other content while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand.
It also boasts a broad variety of hardware features including a-GPS, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 5 mega-pixel auto-focus camera and expandable MicroSD memory.
HTC "Hero" also includes a dedicated search button that goes beyond basic search, providing you with a more natural, contextual search experience that enables you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area of the phone memory. HTC Hero will be available at a market operating price of Rs. 34,600/- in Maharashtra and Rs. 31,990/- in the Rest of India at all leading authorised HTC resellers across the country.