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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-hero-frontThe 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)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen
  • GPS
  • 5 MP camera
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Those who can’t wait can pre-register for the Hero at Sprint.

 
  1. Do you know if you could just load a straight up version of Android on the phone and forego the sense UI?

    I guess im just worried that HTC wont update the OS quickly when new revisions of the operating system are released.

    Thoughts?

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  2. How’s the onscreen keyboard on these android phones?

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  3. If you could do me a favor, please try to get a hold of this phone for review. Not this very second but in a few weeks. I’d really like to hear your perspective on the performance, many reviews from europe love the phone and UI, but are 50/50 on the performance(some think the Qualcomm process is slow).

    Also, how do the Qualcomm processors match up against processors from Palm Pre, Iphone, and Iphone 3GS?

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  4. Does it have support of the app store?

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    1. Yes. I have read that it can access the android marketplace, or the android “appstore”. Whatever you want to call it.

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  5. My friend has the mytouch and i thought was a great phone if it wasn’t for the proprietary headphones and for the lack of hard drive. Hope they could get around and give this android phones a hard drive, that will start to move the clouds in Copernicus.
    ccna ccent

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    1. why would you want a hard drive when you have a microSD slot that can handle up to 32 GB

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  6. They’ve got the official press release up now – no chin, $179 after rebate…although it’s NOT the same no-chin phone that leaked yesterday.

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  7. has anyone noticed how this phone looks less like the htc hero and more like the tmo myTouch

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  8. As a US Sprint customer, my options have been mostly limited to WinMobile, Blackberry, and Palm. Not interested in blackberry … although i currently own a Palm Centro … although it is a reasably good phone, i have not been suitably impressed with the OS or freeware apps . Yes i said it FREEWARE. There … WinMobile had the market cornered! My mogul was a wonderful little computer … despite the frequent need for soft resets … but a really cruddy phone. When i read about Android i got all excited … but … alas no phones on the Sprint network. Share your review with me at http://www.HTC-Hero.com a site for HTC Hero fans.

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  9. Great phone if you ask me. I like the design very much :)

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