I like all of you have been frantically searching forums, tweets, posts, leaks, official notices, etc. for updates on the time frame, answers, and etc. for the 2.1 update. I almost lost hope and succumbed to rooting (which is not evil, just I don't want to void my warranty since I have it insured) until I just found this: I found this on an Dutch HTC alliance forum post from a guy that saw this at a trade show and decided to take a few snaps. (this alliance is trying to get everyone on board to confront HTC and see to it they make good on a final timeline with weekly updates). I am jumping on the bandwagon myself (no this, it's all in Dutch, so have your google chrome ready so you can hit the translation button). It seems quite odd though for a few reasons.. 1. In the second pic, it indicates that the phone has a teflon coating, and that shows as indicated by the pictures.. 2. The styling of the phone looks a tad bit different. Would this possibly be an HTC Hero 2? If so that would piss me off, as it would say nothing about an update, though it is possible I guess. Here is the translation from what was visible in the pictures.... ***PIC1*** "HTC Hero Orphan ventured. be yourself. Android 2.1 also available for HTC Hero" **PIC2*** "for all your favorite music to play G-sensor for automatic tilting the screen The HTC Hero can be updated Android to be 2.1 Teflon coating for a extra white emanating"