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Sprint to release Android phone in October

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2009 12:36 User comments (7)

Sprint to release Android phone in October Sprint Nextel has announced it will become the second major carrier in the US to release an Android-based smartphone, with its release of the HTC Hero on October 11th.
The HTC Hero is a touchscreen phone with no QWERTY keypad, and will be very similar to the T-Mobile myTouch 3G which launched a few weeks ago.

The phone will retail for $180 USD after $100 mail-in-rebate and new or upgraded 2-year contract.

You can read the full spec sheet for the phone from its official page here: HTC Hero specs.

Rival Verizon has already noted it will begin selling a Motorola Android phone later this year, but it is still unclear which phone that will be.

Original HTC Hero:



Sprint version of HTC Hero:

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7 user comments

13.9.2009 13:03

These are not the correct pictures for the Sprint version of the Hero. You can see the actual photos here: Sprint Hero

23.9.2009 14:51

correct, and the verizon phone to be released has a lot of evidence that it will be the sholes in october.

Hero is different than the mytouch in that it uses the sense ui. The mytouch in the US will not have the sense ui update.

33.9.2009 14:53

Originally posted by psyko312:
These are not the correct pictures for the Sprint version of the Hero. You can see the actual photos here: Sprint Hero
Good post, I will update the pictures. TBH I like the "chin" version better then the new rounded one, I might be the only one tho.

43.9.2009 16:23

the sprint version of the hero has no chin

53.9.2009 22:44

Awww... man! Was really hoping AT&t/cingular would get this phone. I wonder what Android phone they will be getting this fall. I really dont want the Iphone but if all else fails.. Well

64.9.2009 2:06

its supposed to come to att in 2010

74.9.2009 12:37

Originally posted by lxhotboy:
Awww... man! Was really hoping AT&t/cingular would get this phone. I wonder what Android phone they will be getting this fall. I really dont want the Iphone but if all else fails.. Well
Don't worry! Android is going to slowly take over the smart phone market. By this time next year all carriers will have multiple Android phones, even if its not the Hero.

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