• Sprint HTC Hero

    The Sprint HTC Hero was announced on September 3rd, 2009, making Sprint the 2nd American mobile carrier to offer a phone based on Google's Android operating system. While HTC had already launched the Hero, making it available on European carriersthe previous month, Sprint's version of the phone was redesigned to disclude the "chin":

    Sprint HTC Hero

    With a refined mouthpiece and brushed metallic look, Sprint's version of the HTC Hero has taken on a life of its own. The Hero's 5MP camera and 3.5mm headset work in harmony with Android Market and Sprint's unique services such as Sprint TV to provide a powerful multimedia device. The 1500mAh should go a long way to getting strong mileage out of the phone.

    There is no doubt that this version of the Hero will came to the rescue for Sprint customers who have been eagerly awaiting the carrier's first Android device.

  • News & Updates

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    HTC Giveth and Taketh Away: Root Exploit for Android 2.1 Sprint Hero Patched Up

    Reports came in a few days back that the Sprint HTC Hero – recently updated to Android 2.1 – was rooted. While we didn’t report on the breakthrough by the development community over at XDA back when the exploit first made its way to the surface, we feel the need to report on the fact […]

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    [Update] Sprint HTC Hero Users: Your Time Has Come to Update to Android 2.1

    [Update 2]: The download site that we linked to earlier should now be showing the update (here’s a direct download link, and here’s a link to the PDF file for more information). The file is 118 megabytes in size. [Update]: As of 9:05 am Central time, there doesn’t appear to be any links available from […]

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    May 21 Now Being Heralded For Sprint’s Hero 2.1 Update

    After a few swings and a whole lot of misses, we’re now getting a new date for the supposed (and I use that word very strongly) update for the Sprint HTC Hero. A lot of windows have been missed, including a May 7th date that would’ve helped to soothe the pain of many Hero users […]

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    Sprint HTC Hero Getting 2.1 Update May 7th? Best Buy Seems To Think So

    I know you’re all getting tired of the OTA (or OTW) shenanigans lately, but it’s only right we report on any plausible evidence of an update headed your way. This time, a Best Buy internal document (I used to work for Best Buy and it looks pretty legit) shows that an update will be available […]

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    Swing And A Miss: Sprint’s Rumored 2.1 Rollout Comes And Goes

    Two weeks ago, we reported on an image that suggested Sprint would begin its Android 2.1 rollout for both of its current Android phones in early May. Over the weekend, it appeared that Sprint might actually have lived up to the rumor, but there seems to have been some confusion regarding its immediate availability. The […]

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    RUMOR: Sprint HTC Hero Getting Android 2.1 On April 9th

    File it as a rumor and tread carefully as you direct your eyes at an alleged screen shot of an internal Sprint document suggesting there will be a “maintenance release tentatively scheduled for April 9th”. It doesn’t say 2.1 directly, but the anonymous tipster suggested that the problem with picture thumbnails solved by the update […]

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    Sprint HTC Hero, Samsung Moment Getting 2.1 In April?

    While Verizon Wireless Droid owners still dream of the 2.1 they were promised, Sprint customers are getting a promise of their own – “coming weeks” and “April” are some of the open-ended frames used. This is in regards to the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment and the information was leaked in an internal document discussing […]

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    Sprint Hero & Moment Getting Android 2.1 “Early 2Q10″

    We just told you that the Droid Eris and HTC Hero were getting the Android 2.1 update and now we’re getting confirmation, additions and a timeline from Sprint. The carrier will be upgrading both their Sprint HTC Hero and Samsung Moment to Android 2.1 and this will be happening in early second quarter – likely […]

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    HTC Droid Eris & Hero Getting Android 2.1

    HTC CEO Peter Chou today confirmed that the HTC Droid Eris for Verizon, the HTC Hero for Sprint, and the HTC Hero for European markets will all be getting upgrades to Android 2.1. In addition, those phones with HTC Sense will be getting the improvements – such as Helicopter view – pushed to their phones. […]

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    Sprint Hero & Moment To Get Android 2.1

    Usually when a mobile carrier/manufacturer needs to “clarify” something in terms of dates or updates its about delaying, pushing back, or doing something else you don’t want them to do. For once, Sprint and HTC have made us very happy by doing what we DIDN’T expect them to do: they scratched the Sprint HTC Hero […]