HTC Hero on Orange UK Site, Price Coming Tomorrow

The HTC Hero has finally landed on the Orange UK website but sports an unfortunate “Coming Soon” for those wishing to pin down a price, launch date or even Pre-Order. We saw the HTC Hero hit Amazon yesterday and there is little doubt that T-Mobile UK will announce the Hero as the G1 Touch in the near future.


And some of the glorious Hero specs:

  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 3.2 inch touch screen
  • MP3 player
  • Bluetooth®
  • Music Player
  • microSD external memory
  • TFT touch screen
  • touch screen
  • multi-touch input
  • handwriting recognition
  • trackball
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • vibrating alert
  • speakerphone
  • polyphonic ring tones
  • video playback
  • HSDPA, 7.2Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • email
  • Java™ capable
  • GPS
  • GPRS
  • USB compatible
  • Autofocus

5MP and 3.5mm headset jack is just… so yummy.Engadget has been directly in touch with Orange who are confirming that:

  • It will be free with some service plans (as we previously reported)
  • A price will should come by tomorrow

[Via Orange]

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  • Sizzle

    Damn… too bad i can’t get HTC Sense on my g1

  • Mitchell Heath

    talked to support on tmobile website and they said the phone will be with then on the 6th

  • Keeji

    Graphite looks interesting… Looks more like a dying lilac color to me though. Any ideas when we might see a smart phone with wifi 802.11 b/g AND n?

  • Mansn

    Any guess as to what the price plan will be like? I am guessing 40 pounds a month, but I really want it to be 35 …

  • b7ryn

    hmm… still no prices on UK site…

  • Ross Gray

    Orange will do the phone for free on a £39.15 a month tarrif. Includes 1200 mins, unlimited texts, and mobile browsing (how much im unsure of) and recon release is due for early july :D

  • Ethel Aardvaark

    Any idea how much Orange will customise the phone with their own bloatware rubbish?

  • Squires

    They won’t customise it with their bloatware as they can’t for a change :)

  • Ses

    I heard that the phone would only be available for free on a 24month contract. Has anyone else heard that.

  • Paul Rohe

    I got an HTC Hero from fones4u, 24 month contract with Orange and 18 month upgrade option; 1200 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internet access ( ie 1 gig a month, which should be enough for mosr folks) at £35 per month.

  • Paul Rohe

    Also, just upgraded to the latest ROM build, woohoo…much faster, easy as pee. Using Win 7.

    I love this phone !!!

  • Amy x

    This phone is ace. . . .

    i am sooooooo getting it!!!