so the US got sprint for the hero. What are the chances of rogers getting the hero?


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  1. clandest

    clandest Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I do not want to switch to sprint. I am happy with ATT. And from what i've read the sprint hero will not be compatible with att unlocked, but if there was a rogers hero att and rogers is compatible for 3g.

    So what is the likelyhood rogers will get the hero?

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    quantumrand Well-Known Member

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    Well, Sprint's Hero is not a GSM phone, so the exact model definitely wont be hitting Roger's. There is, however, an 850/1900 HSDPA GSM model alluded to by the FCC, so there definitely is a model available that would be compatible with Roger's wireless.

    There's just one problem though. Roger's already has the HTC Magic, which is pretty much a direct competitor to the Hero, so I could see HTC being reluctant to release a phone that could hurt the sales of another one of their phones.

    In short, I seriously doubt it, as unfortunate as it is...AT&T blows.
     
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    clandest Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was thinking, is the magic that much diff than the hero? I saw youtube vids that you can rom the magic so that it has the hero OS. So I was wondering if I should just get that, or switch to sprint once my contract is up.. I want an android phone badly. I am tired of this iphone BS.
     
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    The Magic and the Dream - both released in June on Rogers are a bit underpowered compared to the Hero - think of it as first generation versus second generation. However, given that it is Rogers, they probably won't release the Hero until sometime next year if they do get it. :) Always so far behind with technology ...
     
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    clandest Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    the Magic and Hero have the same Hardware besides battery and 3.5 headphone jack.
     
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    Oops. Yeah. My bad - I keep thinking the specs for the Dream are the specs for the Magic. The camera's also a little lower resolution - although 3.2 Mp is still a fair resolution.

    HTC has said the sense UI will be made available for the Magic as an update.
     
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    clandest Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea i just remembered that also but forgot to edit.

    So yea if I was to get a magic and use the hero OS. I pretty much have a hero correct?
     
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    I think so. However, I think there are still a few little glitches so far with the cooked ROMs for the Magic/Sapphire - which people have been playing with at xda-developers. I have a sneaking suspicion that there are some small differences between the two bits of hardware. You'd need to check with the guys there in the Sapphire sub-forum to work out what is the current state of play.
     
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    Yeah, I know...that's what I want to know. The Magic is only $99 compared to $179 for the Hero. The camera resolution won't mean much if it's also the same lens on both phones. Buuut...Sprint's new $70 plan is very tempting.
     

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