Cox – the cable and internet provider that everyone loves to love (and some love to hate, too) – has just launched their small, yet respectable, cellular phone service in three markets – Orange County, CA, Omaha, NB, and Hampton Roads, VA – and they bring with them two Android phones to start with: the HTC Hero and the HTC Desire HD. It’s not uncommon for newer carriers or smaller carriers new to the Android game to start out with either of these two handsets, so there’s not much of a surprise (and not much excitement) to be had.
Still, the Desire remains a very powerful phone in today’s crowded high-end market and the Hero can still get the job done. the former can be had for $69.99 after a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate, with the Hero dialing in just $20 cheaper. Plans start at $39.99 for voice + an unlimited data add-on for $30/month. [Cox via Bloomberg via AC]