Ever since we first messed around with an HTC Hero a few months back we’ve been dreaming about it. Unfortunately we weren’t able to snag one from HTC, but one of our ninjas came through and the one we got (no offense) is so much better — it’s the Teflon Don white version! Instead of that soft-touch rubberized coating, the white variation has a Teflon-based coating which apparently holds up better to nicks and scratches while providing a luxurious-feeling finish that’s pretty much fingerprint and smudge free. Because this isn’t a final device, there’s no box, but do we really care? Nope. While we bang through the review, bounce over to our gallery to check out some flicks!

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