OMG! I bought my Asian HTC Hero last summer because of all the hype. Back then, there was no mention of it coming to the U.S. so went for it. But for the past few months it has been very laggy. Apparently, the firmware updates that are out now are NOT for the asian versions. I really really want to chunk it! Sorry, just venting. Firmware 1.5, Build number 1.76.405.6 SUCKS!!