Rumors about Sprint getting the HTC Hero and a Samsung Android device

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Rumors about Sprint getting the HTC Hero and a Samsung Android device
According to PhoneNews, Sprint is internally testing the HTC Hero, which got announced yesterday. Fans of the operating system will be pleasantly surprised if the Hero appears on Sprint, having in mind it is not just an Android phone, but the first one to feature a new personalized interface, called Sense. The Hero itself is slated for a U.S. launch later in the year, but there are no details about carrier availability.

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That’s not all! An Android-powered device by Samsung is also being tested, the source informs. It will be WiMax-capable, which is entirely in unison with the info provided by a previous rumor we heard. It should be released at the end of this or at the beginning of the next year. If all this is true, Sprint subscribers will surely be pleased, as they will be able to get not just one, but two Android devices. So far, that’s been a privilege of T-Mobile users only.

source: PhoneNews

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19 Comments

1. ktipogi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

WHY SPRINT? Sprint has the worse service ever in all category...It should be t-mobile the fastest growing network in europe, asia, and USA! This phone is way too good to be in sprint network. No offense to Sprint.

3. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

What kind of drugs do you take cause they must be very potent...you are absolutely hilarious lol. The fastest growing in the U.S. They have terrible service here in the U.S...as a matter of fact they have the worst service in the U. S. That my friend is a FACT! Now that im done with this peice of work I think it is great that Sprint will be receiving android phones they are moving in the right direction this year. They need to after all the mistakes they have made lol...

5. ahawkins1300

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

the service depends on your area... i have T-Mobile and get sooo much better then i do with sprint (i tired it for 15 days) the sprint coverage map is inaccurate and said i would have 5 bars and i was roaming!?! T-Mobile had 5 bars just fine and has always had it. sprint employees tried to tell me it was a defective phone. then i called and they said it was the tower i then talked to someone else there and mentioned it to them and they said towers were fine in my area....

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

first guy....uh t-mobile is not the fastest growing but it is THE ONLY NETWORK THAT IS US AND EUROPE (T-mobile UK) belve 14? uh duh have u ever tried cricket???? i personally have t-mobile and it gets service EVERYWHERE mtns my neighborhood only i got service when i was camping in the middle of nowhere!!! so i really dont consider t-mo as unreliable where have u been ???? seryusly

10. bigdog805

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Haha I find it hilarious people really believe T-Mobile is a competitive wireless company in the US! Yes they are huge internationally but in the US not soo much. Go check the numbers because T-Mobile is trailing far behind in 4th place. I would tell you to look it up in your T-mobile phone but I dont want you to have to waste hours of your time to find reception then have to wait for T-Mobile's Blazing internet speeds. hahah!

17. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

yes what kind of shrooms iz that guy on?? t-mobile the fastest growing service hahaha thats a joke. Sprint has way better service and is even gonna go 4G so the htc hero would be perfect for Sprint and not sum other wack carrier such as t-mobile. Sprint is the BEST!!

2. phoneguy8

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

The Samsung version of the Android phone for Sprint will have some specs that will blow the HTC out of the water. The phone will be an amazing phone in terms of form factor, style, and power. It is slated to be debuted the later part of '09 for the carrier.

4. SoonerDiddy76

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 19, 2009

If the HTC Hero is with Sprint, that MIGHT just keep me with them a little longer. Otherwise, Verizon was going to be looking awfully good. While the Palm Pre is getting many apps, Android I think is second behind Apple in terms of app development. The HTC Hero would have Android, the new UI, a web browser with FLASH, Wifi, Global Roaming, a touchscreen and a trackball? It almost sounds too good to be true for Sprint, honestly. This is not their typical style. And, if the Samsung version will blow the HTC out of the water...I'd love to see it. Who knows, maybe Sprint might actually challenge to get the iPhone in the future?

7. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

while this would be great news for sprint, the source is unreliable. phonenews is consistently the worst phone site on the internet, and the owner has proven himself to be a self-righteous douchebag across many forums

8. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Actually I work for sprint business and we had a vendor fair two weeks ago and both HTC and Samsung confirmed this information.

19. ELIMINATED67

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2009

phoneguy, did you happen to get release date and price for the Hero? I have the Instinct and like it, but I love this phone.

9. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Why doesnt Verizon ever get a cool phone first

11. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

Beacuse nobody likes them or you!

12. bigdog805

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

He's got a point!

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i like verizon and like think they have a great phone selection.also on facebook 158,000 people like verizon, they are all fans ;-P..facebook.com/verizon. if i didn't have the storm, which is awesome btw, i would get an env touch :-J

14. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

1st. what does your comment have to do w/ this forum? 2nd. the iphone and the palm pre are way better than your precious hurricane..i mean storm 3rd. i think this is great for sprint.i think this will bring more customers to them as well, but they must improve their marketing!

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i was just responding to what they were saying so ask them...and why do people call these forums...all it is is an article that we are commenting on. the forums are in a different place on phonearena.

15. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

lol tmobile? thats all i have to say about that

18. ELIMINATED67

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2009

phoneguy did you happen to get release date and price for the Hero?

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