HTC Hero to Arrive on Sprint – October 11th

By: Juan September 3rd, 2009

Sprint has stated that the release of the HTC Hero will on the Sprint Network onĀ  October 11, 2009 for a price of $179.99 (plus tax and all that other good stuff).

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We had heard that the Hero was “virtually confirmed” and now it has become a reality.

Engadget writes the following:

Pre-registration (note: not pre-order) is now available for those eager to already claim stake. We can’t help but notice there’s no mention of exclusivity here, but regardless, well played, Sprint, between this and the Pre, you’re amassing quite a nice collection, there.

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9 Responses to “HTC Hero to Arrive on Sprint – October 11th”

  1. salvamag on September 4th, 2009 12:28 pm

    So will this work on SERO?

  2. awd1315 on September 12th, 2009 9:20 pm

    I don’t see why it wouldn’t work?

  3. Jason on September 15th, 2009 10:44 am

    It wouldn’t if it is anything like the instinct…

    Instinct requires simply everything plan unless you’re super super lucky to find a rep that knows how to add it and is willing.

    Really hope this will work on regular plans!

    *Crosses fingers*

  4. Carl on September 15th, 2009 9:50 pm

    It does require at least the $69.99 anymobile anytime plan. Sero plan will not work.

  5. Skull Leader on September 16th, 2009 8:56 pm

    No SERO, No HERO.

  6. abject on September 18th, 2009 12:57 pm

    The good news: HTC has a new release of Hero firmware that addresses the infuriating lagginess many reviewers of the European (GSM) version complained about.

    The bad news: The Sprint Hero’s that reviewers are getting apparently do not have this upgrade, or are painfully slow with it.

    Wired trashed the Hero here:

    Engadget gave it a big shrug here:

    Too bad – looks like we ought to stay away from it. At this rate, the Hero’ll be an even smaller flash in the pan than the Pre.

    Maybe somebody’ll convince HTC to put Android on the Leo (, which should be able to run it decently.

  7. gohootie on September 18th, 2009 4:26 pm

    I understand Skull Leader….I have a family plan and am the only one who uses data, so I have the data pack added to my phone. But Sprint tells me, as the Premier customer as I am, that for me to upgrade to the Hero, I must get the Anytime Data Family Plan….You figure the cost ripoff in that one. Premier Customer means getting premierly screwed. The phone is WiFi capable, so why do you need a data plan anyway? No Customer Service…Its all about the money!!!!!!!

  8. pocketpc09 on September 26th, 2009 11:01 am

    ha ha that’s ok I will stick to my awesome Htc Touch Pro 2. It way more better than hero. Dont trust google android it way too new on the market.

  9. r4 card on January 13th, 2010 1:37 am

    The smartphone can occasionally be sluggish. Flash content didn’t always work from the Web browser. Apps must still be downloaded to the phone’s internal memory. Media syncing software would nice, as would be a file manager.

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