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HTC Hero good option for an "Android Touch"?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by GotoDengo, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. GotoDengo

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    Hi. I browsed over here looking for suggestions for an android device similar to the iPod touch. I'm currently stuck with a corporate-mandated blackberry, but am fed up with it and deciding between Android phone and iPhone in the next few months.

    I've had an iPod touch for a while, and that's given me a good insight into what that ecosystem is like. I'd like to play around with an inexpensive wifi-only android device to see what that experience is like. My company owns the BB, so I don't even have a contract with a carrier, currently.

    I found a used HTC Hero on craigslist... if I can get it for $100, would that be a good device for an android experience comparable to a current-gen model? I see that only 2.1 is supported, but also see there are custom ROMs for 2.2 and 2.3beta.

    I saw this thread here, talking about the Galaxy Media Player and the CL Zen, but not sure when Galaxy will come to US, and trying to keep upper limit at $100 since this is just a test-drive for a possible droid phone.

    Thanks for any input.
     

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    Yep, should work great. I would suggest rooting it and putting on a stock/AOSP ROM because alot of the Sense "fluff" would be pointless on a WIFI only device and it will likely be much faster.
     

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