For those who are still wondering if HTC Hero will ever reach the Philippines:
It's been available locally since December 2009.
It's here and (as of January 2010) you can get it for as low as Php 28,500 with base specs at some authorized HTC retail stores in Pinas.
HTC Hero features a 3.2-inch HVGA screen with fingerprint-resistive coating - in short, capacitive touchscreen, a trackball and an industry-first Teflon back panel (yup, similar to that of non-stick pans) that keeps the unit grime free.
The phone runs on Google's Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake) with its Qualcomm 528MHz processor and 512MB/288MB ROM/RAM. Other features include 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps, GPS and 802.11b/g WiFi support, 3.5mm audio jack, G-sensor, microSD expansion slot, a compass and a 5 megapixel auto-focus cam.
HTC Hero is the 3rd HTC phone to run on Android OS. The first and second being Dream and Magic, respectively.
Here are the official HTC Hero promo videos, courtesy of HTC:
Really. How can you go wrong with a phone named Hero?