10/06/2009, Looks like Google and Verizon’s press conference earlier this morning did not reveal future handsets to come from both parties, but they were holding a Verizon-branded HTC Hero and a Motorola Sholes, leaving us no chance with making any more guesses. Verizon might as well come up with other details such as pricing and availability now since everything’s known to everyone instead of still playing coy. [Press Release]
09/20/2009, Orange UK has just rolled out the ROM update for their HTC Hero, where it is touted to offer a boost in system speed, alongside touch-to-focus capability in the Hero’s camera. Orange has also tested the new software to make sure it is fully compatible with the network when released. As for T-Mobile, they claim that their update is more or less imminent, but nothing official has been heard from […]
09/03/2009, Sprint has finally announced the HTC Hero that will be headed towards our shores come this October 11th, where it will hit your pockets for $179.99 after some rebates thrown in. Potential owners would be interested to know that this model will lack the chin, a design feature that falls under the “love it or loathe it” category. Apart from the cosmetic change, everything else within remains the same, including […]
08/27/2009, Sprint looks set to offer the HTC Hero in a pre-order package at Best Buy, with September 13th looking to be the most likely date where said pre-sale will start. As for the smartphone’s actual release date, guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer before it hits the road officially.
08/21/2009, The FCC is currently scrutinizing the CDMA version o fthe HTC Hero, where it will be equipped with EV-DO connectivity. Touted to be the first Android-powered handset that runs on the Sense UI from HTC, the Hero looks set to debut in the market from Sprint. Too bad the HTC Hero won’t be able to offer the most up-to-date specifications and innards compared to other smartphones in the market, otherwise […]
07/22/2009, Are you living in the UK? Well, if you have an eye for the upcoming HTC Hero, you’ll be pleased to know that Orange UK is offering it today. Better late than never, we say, considering the carrier did mention earlier that they will roll out the smartphone sometime earlier this month. This makes Orange UK the first British mobile operator to release the HTC Hero, making it the third […]
07/08/2009, Folks who have been hankering after the HTC Hero but do not want the color that it comes in now can look again – this Android-powered handset is now available in pink thanks to the Carphone Warehouse Coming Soon page. Scheduled for a launch later this month, we still do not know which carrier it will arrive with. Just to refresh your memory, the HTC Hero will come with a […]
07/02/2009, Last week, HTC officially announced its new Hero Android smartphone that will hit the market in Europe later this month starting via Orange UK, and Orange Spain. No words was said about the US /Canada market. Today, it got the FCC approval, with 850/1900 MHz 3G bands, the ones that AT&T operates on. Some recent rumors claim that Sprint could also launch the Hero, but we need to see a CDMA version […]
07/01/2009, Orange Spain is offering the new HTC Hero with the handset going from €99 upwards, although it will be accompanied by a contract agreement and a monthly plan of €29. The HTC Hero will be made available in Spain from next week onwards, while those who can’t wait can place a pre-order online and benefit from a further €10 discount. Of course, if you want to wait until the end […]
06/30/2009, We’re all pretty excited with what the upcoming HTC Hero will do for the smartphone market when it is released, but until the device comes out on an official basis, we’ll just have to rely on speculations as well as leaks like the following – a couple of folks managed to get hold of the HTC Hero’s Sense UI firmware, but there are still some niggling issues to contend with […]
06/29/2009, Amazon.co.uk is now offering the HTC Hero up for pre-order, where it has been listed to retail for £429.99 a pop. July 15th is the tentative shipping date, but as with life, nothing is certain so the final date might actually change to a later (what are the chances of it being brought forward, anyways?). £429.99 is a pretty hefty price tag, when converted, you will need at least seven […]
06/25/2009, The hot new Sense UI won’t be making it to your T-Mobile G1 or Vodafone Magic due to one major snag – the same licensing terms that restricted HTC from putting its Microsoft Exchange client as well as other tweaks on “with Google” branded phones. This would include handsets sold by T-Mobile USA and Vodafone. Of course, you can always overcome this hurdle by picking up “baked” ROMs, but woe […]
05/18/2009, Never mind about the Cupcake update delay – here’s an image of the HTC Hero ROM that is currently running on the G1, where it requires a healthy amount of programming knowledge to achieve. Dubbed the Donut, we forsee a bright future for the lad Haykuro after being thoroughly impressed with his efforts here.