Verizon to get HTC Hero next month?

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Verizon to get HTC Hero next month?
Google CEO Eric Schmidt was giving us a signal this morning when he was photographed holding a Verizon branded HTC Hero. Yes, that is right, the HTC Hero and all of its sexy hardware and software will be in the Verizon line-up next month. BGR has doubled confirmed this, and the handset will be called-get this-the HTC Hero! The device, if you recall, is the first Android powered phone with flash support for its' browser. It is equipped with the Sense UI which does for Android what TouchFLO 3D does for Windows Mobile. Now, there might be some minor hardware adjustments for Big Red. For example, the model carried by Mr.Schmidt features touch-sensitive buttons below the screen. Many Verizon customers are going to wish it were November already.

HTC Hero Preliminary Specifications (CDMA)

source: BGR

Thanks, Sonya!



1. Sonya

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Your welcome. Now everyone who wanted the Hero on Verizon can have it. Though I honestly still care for the original version. But I know no one liked the chin.

20. corymcnutt

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

I love the "chin" look and it looks like the Verizon version is lacking it too. Storm 2 or HTC Hero, what shall I do?

21. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

hero...sense UI is good but the original software lags a lot :( its fixed now oh i forgot does the hero have multi touch???

22. vaan144

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

hero hands down. better software and the screen is better than blackberry's surepress.

2. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

I just wet myself; I have been waiting IMPATIENTLY for this announcement, and have been sitting on my new every 2 for an astounding 3 months hoping the holidays would bring what I wanted. Thank you, verizon..........I really didn't want to go to Sprint for a cutting edge handset......Your network is the best (EVER) and now you actually will have devices to match it...........

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

You think 3 mos is bad? I became elegible for my 2 yr upgrade last december. Didn't realize it till march, got an Instinct S30 had reception problems returned it, waited. Passed up on the Pre thinking the Instinct HD was going to be out in July. Still waiting now the Instinct HD is finally coming out on Oct 11th... so I've wasted almost a whole year. Which sucks cus I'm a Sprint Premier Customer which means if I upgraded last december I'd be up for another one in 2 months... o well. :) I've got a G1 also to distract me anyway.

3. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

'Bout time!

4. Pitt4l

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Let us not start - touching each other just yet. If Big Red does not allow all the of the applications,the widgits and the market place that is offered it will be paper weight.

7. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

It was already discussed this morning EVERYTHING will be open on the Google OS.

9. Pitt4l

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

perfect then!!! Good looking out!

5. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

i still want this to have the physical qwerty keyboard so it looks like i will be getting the Droid if that comes out soon, ive been waiting 6 months on my new every two, love it

6. shamefulzero

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 01, 2009


8. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

your right, it doesn't look all that great to me.

19. shamefulzero

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 01, 2009

android guys found a doc stating it's called "desire" and that it was the tattoo. i knew it!

11. JC_Agga

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

Fail.... no 3.5 headphone jack.... hopeully it's on top of the device.

12. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

It is on top of the device. The picture with Lowell standing next to him has it shown at the top

14. Sonya

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

It's there. relax.

18. shamefulzero

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 01, 2009

that's the moto device with the 3.5 jack.

13. xev11

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

the phone next to it is the motorola shore. at least according to every site that reported this.

15. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

motorola shules/tao/droid baby! and it looks so sexy and slim. Gotta Have It! Im excited now!

16. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

time to pack my touch pro 2 back in the box and send it back, guess i will using my curve until the sholes comes out.

17. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

65,00 colors only? Fail.

23. steelrik

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Well now that I see up close the phone, looks more like a HTC Tattoo than a Hero, so I dont its a Hero

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