HTC Hero with Google Coming to Sprint

Posted by at 11:19 am on September 3, 2009

Sprint and HTC   today announced the upcoming arrival of the much-anticipated HTC Hero from Sprint, the first wireless device offering the combination of the open   Android platform with the high-speed connectivity of Sprint’s 3G EVDO Rev. A network. The HTC Hero offers synchronization for built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube as well as access to thousands of applications built on the Android platform.

HTC Hero is the first U.S. device to feature HTC Sense, an intuitive experience that was built with a guiding philosophy to put people at the center and allows the device to be completely customized to the wants and needs of the user. The device’s seven-panel wide home screen can be populated with customizable widgets that bring information to the surface.

HTC Hero users can easily create and switch between Scenes to reflect different moments or roles in their lives, such as work, social, travel and play. For example, a work Scene can be easily set up to include stock updates, work email and calendar, a play Scene could have music, weather, and a Twitter feed or a travel Scene could offer instant access to the local time, weather and maps.

HTC Hero is a full-featured smartphone with Wi-Fi capability, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom capability and a fingerprint resistant coating, integrated GPS navigation, and trackball navigation.

Additional Features

  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless technology
  • accelerometer, light sensor and home screen widgets for improved usability
  • multimedia capable with microSD slot (32GB capable, 2GB included)
  • Sprint TV with live and on-demand programming
  • NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
  • easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter
  • visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages

Beginning on Oct. 11, customers will be able to purchase HTC Hero through all Sprint retail channels including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partner Best Buy for $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration begins today at www.sprint.com/hero.

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