The folks at Sprint just let us know that the HTC Hero, the Android phone with the cool HTC Sense UI, will be available for new Sprint customers on Oct. 11. The Hero will cost $179.99 with a 2-year contract and will be available at both Sprint retail channels and at Best Buy. This price is after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in rebate.
The HTC Hero is the next generation Android smartphone that is customized with the touch-optimized interface by HTC. The HTC Sense interface is comprised by a seven-panel wide home screen that can be customized with widgets.
The Hero is a full-features smartphone with good components:
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless technology
- accelerometer, light sensor and home screen widgets for improved usability
- multimedia capable with microSD slot (32GB capable, 2GB included)
- 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen
- 5 MP camera
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
Those who can’t wait can pre-register for the Hero at Sprint.