T-Mobile says No to HTC Hero but Yes to HERO handsets

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T-Mobile says No to HTC Hero but Yes to HERO handsets
Despite T-Mobile's CTO Cole Brodman's flat out denial that his company would offer a GSM version of the HTC Hero, there have been some rumors spreading that Brodman's statement was a part of a misdirection play on the carrier's part. All of this sprang from a listing on the T-Mobile job site seeking a "Product Manager HERO Handsets". The problem with this is that the job listing clearly states what the nation's fourth largest carrier means by "HERO".  According to T-Mobile, a HERO handset is one that will "...expand customers' imaginations through outstanding experiences, and receive the highest level of organizational support, including product development resources, marketing campaigns, sales priority and partner focus. At T-Mobile, we call these devices our HERO handsets." Mystery solved. The HTC Hero will not appear with T-Mobile branding. As for those T-Mobile customers hoping that their carrier will be the one that offers the too hot for words HTC HD2, you had better check to see if HD2 means the HD2 and that T-Mobile doesn't have another use for that title.

HTC Hero CDMA Specifications | Review (CDMA)

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1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Over at Engadget, Joshua did a full on review on the HD2, and it broke my heart to see that the phone performance broke his heart. It's a gorgeous phone, but there were noticable bugs w/ the OS, despite htc gorgeous Sense skin-there was a point where the phone just straight out became unresponsive =*[ As for the GSM Hero, I'd love for at&t to get one subsidized, though I'd rather get one unlocked. I don't care if it isn't powerful under the hood, I'm not one to run a bunch of apps at the same time, I just love the form factor and it's the original Sense phone...that's a must have for me..

2. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

It is a shame, windows mobile is just a total piece of crap. Even with the nice Sense UI skin, the performance of WinMo is just not consistent. I don't know why they can't just make a good and stable operating system, especially when they are afforded top of the market specs like a snapdragon CPU. Plus, the screen resolution cap is atrocious. Just wait for the "Passion" or "Dragon" which is a touch hd 2 with android. That's the ticket!

4. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

IF only you were right.... saying windows mobile is a piece of crap makes no sense whatsoever. Of course that's your opinion, but factually its false.

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

HTC makes nice phones, but this article is messed up. If you're on T-Mobile, just get a MyTouch. I don't get the hoopla about the Hero.

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