The Hero is here! After waiting months to get my grubby mitts on HTC’s flagship Android smartphone, I found a Sprint HTC Hero sitting on my desk. Needless to say, I was excited to tear open the retail packaging and dive right in. But, I figured it would be a good idea to restrain myself for an official Sprint HTC Hero unboxing video.
The video you see below is a preview of the unreleased Sprint HTC Hero. The smartphone features a 3.2-inch capacitance touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, 3G data, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Android OS 1.5 (Cupcake) runs the show, but HTC’s custom Sense UI helps add functionality and some visual pizazz to the Hero.
Also, notice that the Sprint HTC Hero lacks the protruding chin of the GSM HTC Hero. Whether you love or hate the Jay Leno look on the GSM variant, you’ll probably find the Sprint HTC Hero’s design as refined and tasteful. Personally, I’d like to see the “chin” make it Stateside.
The Sprint HTC Hero will be available on October 11 for $179.99 with new 2-year contract.