TELUS Discontinues HTC Hero

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We knew we’d be seeing this day eventually, and now the aging HTC Hero is slowly finding itself less and less at home in a handset market that has grown exponentially since its initial launch back in 2009. TELUS picked up the handset in November and now just about a year later they have officially removed the device from their lineup. While the phone is dwarfed today by what seems like dozens of Android options HTC has released since the launch of the Hero, it still maintains a strong presence in the Android world.

We are sure many more carriers will be following in the coming months with their own end of life statuses for the Hero. Until then if you were hoping to get a Hero or just want to grab one for nostalgia’s sake you should act quick. As for TELUS, the phone is already off their site though some units may still linger in store stock.

[via IntoMobile]

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  • Pitrick

    Wow. They’ve managed to not update the Hero to 2.1 in the process… what a awful cell provider.

    It sucks that providers like TELUS make Android look bad like that… the 2.1 update has been out for a while now and running on TELUS rooted phones without a problem…why can’t they just release it already?

  • zorxd

    Agreed, Telus sucks. My rooted Hero runs 2.2 just fine by the way.

  • Pitrick

    @zorxd: I suggest you give FroydVillain 1.5 a try if you haven’t already. I think it’s by far the best 2.2 rom for the Hero…

  • Simon Belmont

    I wonder when Sprint will discontinue the Sprint HTC Hero. I love mine and it has been good to me.

    I suppose the time is ticking to an end pretty soon. It will be a sad day.

  • logotic

    I’m with Simon. I love my Hero. Always will.

  • Ario

    Yeah I agree Sprint Hero rocks. I’m running 2.2 and I don’t think I can ask for more at this time. At least until 3.0 comes out.

  • DarkDroid

    The reason they do this is because they want you to update the Desire, the LG Shine Plus, The Apollo, the backflip, or the Milestone. They want you to upgrade to one of their other Android devices that they got, they want to lock you into a new three year contract. The only one that comes with 2.1 as far as i know is the desire.

    Honestly, they have the best choice for Android devices compared to bell.

  • Mferr

    I’m surprised at all the people who actually like the Sprint Hero. I can’t wait to get rid of it. It constantly drops calls, randomly calls other people, has tremendous lag in getting applications to run- including text messages. I’ve been a loyal sprint customer for 10 years, and owning this phone has made me want to leave.