Sprint Announces the HTC Hero
Updated: added info about multitouch support, corrected plan pricing info
Today Sprint announced that the HTC Hero Android phone will be available for sale starting October 11 for $180 after rebates with new agreement. The Hero, first announced earlier this year, has HTC's customized Sense user interface and tight integration with Google services such as Gmail, Maps and YouTube. It features a 3.2-inch touchscreen (with support for multitouch), 5 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, accelerometer, visual voicemail, support for 32GB microSD cards, GPS and access to the Android market. The Hero requires a Simply Everything plan.
Phone Scoop takes a hands-on look at the new HTC Hero Android phone for Sprint in this video. The hardware feels great and HTC's Sense UI allows for lots of personalization of the phone.
Jun 24, 2009
HTC today announced a new software interface for its phones called Sense, available on "all new HTC devices moving forward", as well as the first device to use it, an Android-based smartphone called the Hero. Sense includes a "Scenes" feature that lets you configure different modes for the whole interface, such as work mode and weekend mode.
Jul 21, 2010
Cellular South today announced that customers with the HTC Hero can download and install Android 2.1 Eclair on their devices. Aside from all the new features found in Android 2.1, (Google Maps Navigation, pinch-to-zoom, Yahoo Mail support and better battery life) the update also includes the newest version of HTC's Sense user interface, better corporate email support and a number of bug fixes.
May 19, 2010
Today Sprint informed owners of the HTC Hero that they can now upgrade their devices to Android 2.1. Aside from all the new features found in Android 2.1, the update also includes the newest version of HTC's Sense user interface, better corporate email support and a number of bug fixes.
Dec 11, 2009
Today Sprint indicated via its Twitter account that the Samsung Moment and HTC Hero will definitely receive an Android 2.0 update. However, the update won't be available until some time in the first half of 2010.
Required plan is not atleast $100
HTC Hero requires activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data. SprintÃ¢â‚¬™s Simply EverythingSM plan provides unlimited nationwide calling, texting, e-mail, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and much more for only $99.99 per month. ThatÃ¢â‚¬™s a savings of $1,200 over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhoneÃ‚Â® plan2. Sprint Everything Data plans with unlimited messaging and data start at just $69.99 for 450 minutes with unlimited night and weekend calling starting at 7 p.m. (All price plans exclude Sprint surcharges and taxes.)
You can start out with the 450 Everything Plan if you like. It is $69.99/month.
"HTC Hero requires activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data. SprintÃ¢â‚¬™s Simply EverythingSM plan provides unlimited nationwide calling, texting, e-mail, social networking, Web b...
Another phone I will not be able to add to my family plan.
Best of luck getting this...
With prices like these....
its gonna be hard to put up 450 for the Touch Pro 2. Im not saying that I wont put the money. Itll just be a lot harder. I am seriously gonna check out the pre adn android phones....they are a lot cheaper. Othe
For the first time
I was REALLY hoping that this would be a duel announcement like with the Tour.. I would snap this phone up in a heartbeat.
Ah well. I guess I'm getting the Tour unless HTC announces a Verizon Android phone.
No way in hell I'm getting a LOLMotorola
did anyone notice
that it looks alot more rounded like the mytouch...its not as rectangular and agressive as the euro model looks unless the pic is wrong...
I was thinking the exact same thing my friend...
I've been running Hero on my G1 for a while and with it heavily optimized it still is slow. IMO the Rachael or the Galaxy lite is were its going to be at. 🤤
It makes some good points about the Qualcomm 528MH...