The new HTC Hero on Sprint is the best Google phone yet, WSJ gadget guru Walt Mossberg says in his latest column, “and a worthy competitor to the iPhone, the BlackBerry and the Pre.”
“In general, I like the Hero and can recommend it to Sprint customers, or others looking for something powerful, but different.”
Pluses: HTC’s custom Android software, “Sense,” good basics, good camera.
Drawbacks: Lousy battery life, dull hardware design, mail-in rebate, touchscreen sometimes flaky.
Sounds like more trouble for Palm than Apple, but in general, good for Sprint, HTC, and Google.