By this point it may be fairly common knowledge that Sprint’s varient of the HTC Hero is going to cost you around $179.99 with a 2-year contract but up until now, information about getting one off-contract has been a bit on the thin side.
As of today however, Sprint says the Hero will be going for $329.99 off-contract, which means that for all you Sprint customers out there with grandfathered plans, the Hero will be a good deal. Especially when you consider the cost of importing an unlocked version in.
EDIT: After much discussion on the price, one of our readers has picked up something that may indicate a different price than what Leakdroid has. According to sprint.com/hero, the price starts off with $429.99 as the initial no-contract price. Check out this fineprint:
Phone Offer: While supplies last. $429.99 – $150.00 (two-year activation) – $100.00 (mail-in rebate) = $179.99 (final price).
However, one reader also raised the point that the $329.99 may be derived from the inclusion of the mail-in rebate.