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Sprint confirms HTC Hero coming October 11 in a new form factor

September 3, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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Sprint confirms HTC Hero coming October 11 in a new form factor

Sprint will bring the HTC Hero to U.S. shores and stores beginning October 11, 2009. Finally confirming CEO Dan Hesse’s words several months ago that the American carrier would deliver an Android phone this year, new pictures and specs of the Sprint version of the HTC Hero have been released to the public.

Set for release October 11, the Hero will cost $179.99 with a two-year agreement AFTER an instant discount and a $100 mail-in rebate. The phone will have a very different form factor when it comes to the U.S. While the European version looks like a sleek, updated version of the HTC Dream, the Sprint-branded Hero will not have a pronounced chin and has more in common with the HTC Magic. Both versions of the phone will be linked by the Sense UI, however.

Specs include:

  • 3.2-inch HVGA display, 4.46-inch x 2.22 inch device
  • GPS and digital compass
  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera
  • WiFi
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • SD Card, 2 GB microSD included, supports up to 32 GB microSD Card
  • Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Visual Voicemail

Sprint has also launched a developer site