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Sprint launches Android-based HTC Hero

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2009 13:44 User comments (6)

Sprint launches Android-based HTC Hero Sprint has released their first Android-based smartphone today, the HTC Hero, making it available through Sprint (online, B&M) and Best Buy.
The Hero will cost $180 USD with two-year new contract or upgrade after a $100 rebate.

The smartphone boasts a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen and an 800 MHz processor. Like most Android devices, the Hero has a trackball as well, but no full QWERTY keypad. Different from the original HTC Hero, is the rounded edges of the device, in contrast to the "Chin" design of the non-Sprint Hero.

The device uses the HTC Sense UI, and will come pre-loaded with popular apps such as ShopSavvy, Twitter, MySpace Mobile, and Sprint's own Sprint TV.

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6 user comments

112.10.2009 18:40

Yowza! I'll be getting mine!

212.10.2009 22:05

Incorrect. It only has a 528Mhz Qualcomm® MSM7600 processor, like all of HTC's other U.S. phones.
The Samsung Moment running android out next month has an 800 Mhz processor. Still seems to be a good start for Android on Sprint. If only I didn't have to change to a more expensive, less featured plan to use it!

312.10.2009 22:05

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413.10.2009 0:18

That's a pretty nice looking phone I'd dare to say that I'm a bit jealous of Sprint and I'm hoping something at least as nice hits Verizon.

With Verizon's "promise" of Google Voice support on their phones I've been hoping I can upgrade from my Voyager within the next year or so to a nice Android-powered phone.

513.10.2009 4:35

I can't wait untill Verizon releases it's android phones...AT&T has terrible coverage, and sprint is even worse. Mobile web is great...but a phone should be able to make phone calls; AT&T and sprint seem to have troubles doing this.

613.10.2009 9:48

I'll stick with my full-keyboard G1. I've tried using the touchscreen keyboard many times on both my own phone and also on the iPhone. Does anyone else agree that the technology just isn't there?

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