As expected, HTC has dropped the details on a new Android phone—the leaked-to-all-hell Hero, no less. And HTC's fantastic, also-leaked Android interface overhaul is here, too: it's called Sense, and it's deep. Oh, and it's got Flash support.

Yes, it's the first Android phone with Flash—and it'll come out more than two months before Adobe's solution is set for wide release. Some specs: We've got a 3.2-inch HVGA (480x320) screen, coated with some kind of anti-print treatment; a five megapixel camera with autofocus; AGPS; a digital compass; a gravity sensor; a 3.5mm headphone jack (seriously!) and a dedicated search button. On the brains'n'guts front, we've got 512MB of storage, expandable by microSD, 288MB of RAM, and a 528MHz Qualcomm processor. Powering the handset is a 1350 mAh battery
The Hero will be available later this summer in Europe in July and Asia later in the summer, but US availability won't come until "later this year."

[HTC]