By Harry McCracken | Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 7:59 am
HTC makes some nice phones, several of which I’ve owned and enjoyed using, but I’ve never understood the rationale behind its use of an odd, semi-proprietary MiniUSB connector that doubles as a USB connector and a headphone jack. The non-standard connector means that you’re stuck with HTC’s bundled headphones unless you track down, buy, and use a rather chunky adapter that lets you turn the HTC connector into the 3.5mm one used by the rest of the smartphone world.
Until now, that is–MobileCrunch is reporting that HTC’s upcoming Hero will use a standard 3.5mm jack, as will most of its other new phones. If you’ve ever owned an HTC phone, you’ll know what I mean when I say I breathed a sigh of relief at the news.