Sprint's HTC Hero finally makes its grand debut

Sprint's HTC Hero finally makes its grand debut
Today marks one special event for Sprint that was worth the wait – the full blown sale of the HTC Hero. This one act is Sprint's first foray into the Android platform; bringing along some much needed fanfare for the number three wireless carrier. Although the sale of the Hero jump started a bit earlier than projected, through telesales and Best Buy, October 11 was marked down as the official launch day. Sprint is now the second carrier in the US to bring an Android powered handset on board to its lineup. One might question Sprint's future in this aggressive and competitive environment, but their vast offerings in their selection provides consumers a good mix of devices. Going for $179 on contract after rebates, we know this handset will make waves in both the Android and Sprint community. We'll see in time if this one will go down in the books as one game changer for Sprint.

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source: Sprint via Engadgetmobile


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20 Comments

1. moss500a unregistered

sprint realy SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and your really lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! got our htc hero on friday and well lets just say she wont put it down lol

8. moss500a unregistered

htc on the sprint network, go return it and visit a vzw store near you.

9. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Quit crying ...Verizon might get soon...Big baby

10. moss500a unregistered

get what soon?

13. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

...The Hero

14. moss500a unregistered

oh wow the "hero"

3. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

wow, moss must really love sprint

5. moss500a unregistered

lol

4. Rampaj33

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 15, 2009

NICE DONT BASH THE PHONE ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW HERO ON SPRINT THATS JUST OK BUT GUESS WHAT ANYONE WATCH THE NEWS! ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW THE HERO ON VZW NOW THAT IS WHERE IS GONNA BE AT LIKE THEY SAY VZW HAS GOT MAPS!

7. moss500a unregistered

vzw all day long

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow... Grammar people grammar! I am glad that sprint is putting out an android phone. VZW and AT&T need to follow suit. I am a huge WM fan so I don't think I will go the Android route... but I hate RIM and Apple, so WM or Android would be my first two preferences, then Palm WebOS a distant 3rd, then any feature phone, then RIM and Apple.

11. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Lol wow this website has a lot of sprint haters! Let's see if u are gettin sprint for the first time or upgrading a phone, what to choose... hmmm... let's see, Palm Pre, HTC Hero, Instinct HD, Touch Pro 2, HTC Snap, Samsung Moment, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Intrepid, that's pda's... let's face it people no matter how much u guys hate u have to admit that sprint has the best lineup...

12. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

As of now, yes they do. Come next month we will. Let's see what to choose from...Motorola Tao, Blackberry Storm 2, HTC Hero, Touch Pro 2, Imagio, Blackberry Tour, Omnia 2, Ozone, And come January the Palm Pre and probably Pixi. People will hate to admit it but Verizon will have the best line up.

15. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

NO offense but i found it kinda funny that you included the ozone with the rest of those phones lol

17. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Verizon = not to hate TOO much but when has Motorola had a good smartphone? I don't think that the Andriod can work an original Razr-esque miracle for Moto -1 And there are a ton of people still really sour about the original Storm and its initial 50% return rate -1. The Hero yes, that is a sweet phone but I'll wait to see if Big Red kills it's specs to save some cash as they have historically done with almost every smartphone they've gotten +-1. The same with the Imagio we'll see +-1. The tour is a solid phone so +1 there. Omnia 2 also sweet +1. The Ozone? Great entry-level device but hardly a crowd pleaser I wouldn't count it as a runner in a Great lineup -1. Total score 0 back to where we started nothing special, neither good nor bad. Sprint = There is a bit more to look at there. They've got the Tour +1. And the Hero which has launched and is a sweet phone +1. The Pre, which will hopefully get video sometime before the next version is released, also sweet +1. The Snap, their version of the Ozone -1 again, not a frontrunner. The Samsung InstinctHD yeah it's an instinct yeah it's expensive but it shoots HD video! +1. The Samsung Intrepid it looks like a blackberry but with a touchscreen and World roaming but has WinMo 6.5 you either like it or you don't +-1. Touch Pro 2 Sprint doesn't have it at the stores yet but when? Great phone but come on I'd like to see it please +-1. And with the Samsung Moment (Android touchscreen with Qwerty) due out next month and the Pixi? Total Score +3. They've still got a ways to go but things are looking up for the number 3 carrier, but then again I hate phones. So what do I care?

16. bfate13

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2009

The only thing with VZ is that you have some horrible plans esp data.

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

But there's a map for that.

19. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

VZWfangirl also should add for any of the device mentioned thier subs will be paying at least $30 more for individual plan and probably twice that amount on fam plans while getting less than half the minutes but at least you'll be able to mix and match the additional lines

20. dadoo985

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

I purchased Palm Pre in June. I love everything but the keyboard too small for my fingers, but I dealt with it. Then Htc Hero comes along GREAT phone, but the following are downfalls: screen resolution...horrible Sprint could not get contacts from Pre to Hero...told me had to enter all manually NOT no yahoo....had to open gmail account Sprint Tech Support was very little help!!!!!! Needless to say HTC Hero was returned..... Anyone have suggestions for an AWESOME UPGRADE!!!!

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