image_99After attending the HTC launch event for the Hero, CoolSmartPhone have been lucky enough to bag themselves a preview unit of the HTC Hero. Known for their reviews on primarily Window Mobile hardware, Android will be somewhat of a new experience for them. What they have done is started a video blog detailing their hands on time with the Hero from the word go, right out of the box. I think that this is quite a useful experience to view for someone that may not have yet tried Android yet but is considering getting a device that runs it.

The first video is a little over 8 minutes and is well worth a watch if you are interested in getting yourself in on the Android action. For the most part, the video is decent quality, but given that it is shot inside a car, sometimes the screen is hard to view properly. The commentary is clear, concise and avoids rambling (usually). Find the the day 1 video after the jump or visit CoolSmartPhone here to get started with day 2.

James Tromans

Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.