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  1. donbondave

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    can someone fill me in on why there are two different shaped "htc heros?" I just checked out the sprint hero and it has this rounded bottom to it... as opposed to all of the reviews I read and watched of the hero having a square bottom with a chin to it. What gives? I thought the USA was getting the same hero as tmobile UK "g2" (which is supposedly the hero).
     

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    Same UI, just different look

    The same goes to MicroMachine "Smart" (car), the one for USA it has a automatic stickshift and European has a sequential one, but at heart its still the same.

    Back to the topic, as long they have same features, it shouldnt matter :D
     
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    All of the USA versions are chinless and CDMA under the hood.

    The OS and UI are identical except for preloaded applications.
     
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    Speaking of which, anyone know how to remove them? Specifically the Sprint Nascar app. Thanks.
     
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    eh the shape really matters to me. I liked the masculine lines of the UK Hero. Its a totally different phone (shape :eek:). Its like saying a ford mustang is the "same" as a ford focus.

    any idea when the US will see the g2 or original shape? GSM would be nice...
     
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    I think the US hero looks a bit crap myself, not much design flare like the European Hero. Glad I don't live that side of the pond (for this and various other reasons!)

    Ben
     
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    I thought the eurpoean hero wouldnt get 3G in the US and vice versa (limited to GPRS/EDGE) - different chips for different 3G frequencies.

    Quite an important factor.
     
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    HTC should have given the hero a different name for the US Market save all this confusion
     
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    Your thought is correct--the EU version of the Hero does not get 3G in the USA.
     
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    Oh yeah.

    I just had a look and the Sprint Hero does look rubbish. Lost all of the character of the UK version.

    Sorry.
     
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