Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) and HTC have announced the Hero mobile phone. The HTC Hero is the first Google Android powered phone to support Adobe Flash.
“As the first Android device with Flash, the new HTC Hero represents a key milestone for Android and the Flash Platform. With close to 80 percent of all videos online delivered with Adobe Flash technology, consumers want to access rich Web content on-the-go.” stated Adobe Platform Business Unit VP and General Manager David Wadhwani. “The collaboration with HTC offers people a more complete Flash based Web browsing experience today and presents an important step towards full Web browsing with Flash Player 10 on mobile phones in the future.”
Other features include 512MB/288MB ROM/RAM, 3.2″ TFT-LCD, 320×480 pixel resolution, 900/2100MHz HSPA, Quad-band GSM, GPS, 802.11b/g WiFi, trackball, G-sensor, compass, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, microSD, and 3.5mm audio jack. The Hero will be available on T-Mobile and Orange in Europe this July, Asia later this summer, and North American quite a bit later.