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I have found a phone that I am in love with.  I have had the Hero for a little over a month and it was love at first sight.  I thought maybe the romance would die after the initial honeymoon stage and I would end up frustrated and disappoint like many of my other techno relationships. 

But here I am, a month into the commitment and still sing praise for my little gizmo and all the wonderful apps it has to offer.   I don’t know how it could be possible but I am becoming even more interactive with my phone than I have before.  

I use the calorie counter everyday (back on the weight-loss-band-wagon after the holidays).  This nifty little app lets you scan the package of the tasty little morsel you are eating and adds it to your daily count with a wave of the camera.  It is so simple.   pick the meal you want the food entered under,  select the scan barcode entry and scan the barcode with your camera (it even makes the little beeping noise when it scans).  The scan feature is just one way to add your intake into your daily journal.  You can also keep track of your weight and your exercise all in the palm of your hand.

All of my cell phones have been an added extension of myself.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I wear my bluetooth 24/7 (well not when I sleep…lol).  The Hero is much more than just a mobile phone.   It wakes me, it plays music for me while I shower, it tells me what the weather is like outside so I know how to dress, and it tells me what is on my calendar/agenda for the day.   The apps let me keep connected to my social networks–facebook, myspace, and twitter.  I can ping.fm from it and send an update to all of them at once.  I can watch TV on my phone or the latest Youtube  or Howcast video.  I can make videos myself and post them if I am so inclined.  Movies, recipes, restaurant reviews are all just a touch away. The applications and options are endless.  I just wish I had more time to spend playing with them.  Sprint has a really winner in the “Hero” and I am one of their biggest fans.

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