[Via Gizmodo] That Sprint's first Android phone's going to be the HTC Hero is about as unsurprising as news gets, but you know what is surprising? They've given it some invasive plastic surgery, and priced it squarely below their own Palm Pre. Wisely, Sprint left the Hero's guts—hardware and software—intact. That's the same 3.2-inch multitouch capacitive screen, the same 5-megapixel camera, the same microSD slot (Sprint throws in a 2GB card for free), the same 3.5mm headphone jack, the same multitouch browser (no mention of Flash support though) and the same Sense UI, which converts Android into something unexpectedly beautiful, but tragically sluggish. And since this thing obviously supports EV-DO, we'll finally get to play with it on proper 3G. I personally, am HATING the new look. Looks like a magic (which is great), but the silver on black and the whole way it was made just really kills any lust for the device.