Who wants an HTC Hero with support for AT&T 3G?

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Who wants an HTC Hero with support for AT&T 3G?
The GSM version of the HTC Hero was the first Android handset featuring the deeply personalized Sense interface that managed to steal our hearts. Later it became one of the most widespread models based on this operating system. Several other handsets with the same interface followed suit - a version for Sprint and the DROID ERIS that´s on offer with Verizon. It seems that AT&T customers will also be able to get their hands on the device and take advantage of its full capabilities, including 3G functionality. Why do we think so? Well, an unlocked version of the HTC Hero featuring support for 850/1900MHz frequencies is already on sale at the online store of Negri Electronics. Moreover, the rumor has it precisely this handset will be released by AT&T at the beginning of 2010. The cell phone can be ordered from Negri Electronics for $579.50.

So, what do you think about the offer? Would you buy the phone or you would rather wait for it to roll out through AT&T? Do you prefer the design of the GSM version to that of the two CDMA devices?

HTC Hero Specifications | Review

source: Negri Electronics



3. powerjim

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2009

I bought 2 of these phones on Ebay just 2 weeks ago. I did multiple side by side internet speed test between Hero & iPhone on AT&T. In each case the download speed was 2 times faster on the Hero than the iPhone and 3 to 4 times faster on upload. This is no mistake. I think it is because the Hero supports HSUPA data and iPhone does not? I am getting over 2mb download and 1 mb upload!!! WiFi is turned off. Installed pdanet and tethered my laptop to confirm. These data rates are awesome. Also.... AT&T only charges $10.00 for unlimited data. How suite is that?

2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'd be interested, but I'd prefer to get it through the htc website even if it's a link to this, that way I know if shit goes down, I'm guaranteed some compensation through htc...yep..

1. MarcMaiden

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2009

i think there is always a risk to buying phones from an unauthorized dealer. I never had experience with these guys, but hopefully they have a good return policy in case the phone is a complete flop. but seriously, ATT has the Iphone. I am a verizon guy, and a huge android fan, but if it came down to the hero vs the Iphone: if the hero had upgrades to Ram (processor i think is fine) and android had a more robust market place, then i think it would cool to go with the hero. but since the Iphone is still one of the top phones, and as of right now cheaper than that $580 hero, Iphone would still be the better pick. Android has potential on ATT, especially is the Moto Droid or something like it came to ATT, however because you have the Iphone as an option, its probably safer to wait until android has a more robust marketplace before picking that over the Iphone, which is probably why ATT doesnt really have any android phones

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