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HTC Hero set to be announced 24 June?

Fun in the sun... but will we see mobile phone sunglasses?
Fun in the sun... but will we see mobile phone sunglasses?

HTC has dropped an invitation into the welcoming TechRadar inbox for a mystery event on 24 June in London.

While we usually hear something about what might be launching before the date, this one is shrouded in secrecy. But if we were betting people (and we are... TechRadar picked the top three in the Grand National) we would say that it's likely to be a big hitter.

The HTC Hero has been pictured on a number of occasions in recent months, and the well-skinned ROM to change the way we use Android has been leaked all over the place.

The Android crown

Add to that the addition of the new Samsung i7500 coming soon, and you can see why HTC wants to hold on to its Android crown.

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, has confirmed that there will be three more Android powered handsets this year, so we'd have to assume the invite will be to one of them at least, seeing as time is fast ticking to release stuff in 2009.

And the Hero, groovy name and all, would be the next big hitter that would help see HTC's assault on the 'Big Five' manufacturers grow even greater in strength.

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.