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Old October 11th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today marks the one year mark since the Sprint HTC Hero was released. I figured I would just make a thread wishing our venerable handsets a happy birthday.

Here is an article corroborating its release date: Sprint HTC Hero now on sale to everyone -- Engadget .

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Old October 15th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, just one year old? And it's already lined up for sunset. I guess it's par for the course with a relatively new O/S. Given all the work that has been done to optimize the usage of it, and the development of custom ROM's, I'd have to say that we should see the Hero still talked about for quite a while longer. It's a great phone in so many ways. Yeah, it's not the fastest/sharpest tool in the shed now, but it's great for the price. I really would have liked to see the Nexus One come out on Sprint... essentially the Hero on steroids. But it would be way too close to what the Evo is. Thus, Sprint stepped back and continued on with the 4G offering of Evo.

Unless you're downloading a ton of stuff on a regular basis, you'd think most people would be satisfied with a 3G phone sporting a reasonably fast processor. The 4G is definitely faster, where available, but I see it as a luxury. Also, the Hero form factor is better for me... yeah, the screen could be a little bigger, but for most use it serves just fine. The curved edges make it very comfortable to hold and to insert/extract the phone from a pocket. The Evo feels quite larger to me.
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Wow, just one year old? And it's already lined up for sunset. I guess it's par for the course with a relatively new O/S. Given all the work that has been done to optimize the usage of it, and the development of custom ROM's, I'd have to say that we should see the Hero still talked about for quite a while longer. It's a great phone in so many ways. Yeah, it's not the fastest/sharpest tool in the shed now, but it's great for the price. I really would have liked to see the Nexus One come out on Sprint... essentially the Hero on steroids. But it would be way too close to what the Evo is. Thus, Sprint stepped back and continued on with the 4G offering of Evo.

Unless you're downloading a ton of stuff on a regular basis, you'd think most people would be satisfied with a 3G phone sporting a reasonably fast processor. The 4G is definitely faster, where available, but I see it as a luxury. Also, the Hero form factor is better for me... yeah, the screen could be a little bigger, but for most use it serves just fine. The curved edges make it very comfortable to hold and to insert/extract the phone from a pocket. The Evo feels quite larger to me.
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I agree and have actually been very pleased with my Sprint HTC Hero. I do not want a 4G smartphone at this point because 3G and Wi-Fi are plenty for my needs. I do have an option to upgrade after one year this coming February, but I am not sure I will take advantage of it right away. None of the new handsets that I have seen so far that make use of only 3G and Wi-Fi have perked my interest.

I suppose my ultimate handset would be about the size and form factor of the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible, but on the Sprint network instead of Verizon. If HTC and Sprint can bring something like that out and it does not require the $10.00 4G plan, I would be sold.
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I agree and have actually been very pleased with my Sprint HTC Hero. I do not want a 4G smartphone at this point because 3G and Wi-Fi are plenty for my needs. I do have an option to upgrade after one year this coming February, but I am not sure I will take advantage of it right away. None of the new handsets that I have seen so far that make use of only 3G and Wi-Fi have perked my interest.

I suppose my ultimate handset would be about the size and form factor of the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible, but on the Sprint network instead of Verizon. If HTC and Sprint can bring something like that out and it does not require the $10.00 4G plan, I would be sold.
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Whoa. I almost forgot about this, but happy SECOND birthday, Sprint HTC Hero.

I have moved onto the Sprint HTC EVO 3D, but I still keep my Sprint HTC Hero busy as a Wi-Fi enabled Internet device. If they manage to get Ice Cream Sandwich onto it, and I imagine they will, I will be ready and willing to flash it to my Sprint HTC Hero.
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