If you have been like most Android lovers, scouring the web wondering when that beautiful HTC Hero was going to show up in the US, search no further. This morning Sprint announced in a press release that the HTC Hero will be coming to the Now Network, with pre-orders starting as early as today and the device launching October 11th for $179.00 with a two year contract.
One catch, though… Sprint and HTC have redesigned the device. The unmistakable look and feel to the original Hero will be cast asunder and a new “Sprinted” version will show face. Don’t worry though, everything else looks to be the same: the 3.5mm headphone jack, wifi, bluetooth, 5MP camera and the Sense UI- just no chin or rugged curves. We wonder why Sprint would even call it the Hero with such a completely redesigned look, but who really cares, the US is getting it’s first device with HTC Sense and the Android community is getting a great device to play with.
So what do you think? Would you switch carriers to Sprint for a Hero? Anyone on Sprint already and totally excited about the news? Sound off in the comments below or in the forums.
For more information, check out the Sprint press release.
-Ryan Mills (aka DroidHead)