1. Chaos_Fonez's Avatar
    Hey everyone...? I have been watching videos of the new and very amusing HTC Hero.

    Some questions I have are the following:
    Is the android market gonna be available for the HTC Hero?
    Is there a back cover that you can remove to check the battery?
    Can the phone go landscape mode?

    Let me know if you guys know any thing.
    Dieing to find out. I want the phone soooo bad.
    tdm likes this.
    07-04-2009 01:58 AM
  2. slbailey1's Avatar
    Hey everyone...? I have been watching videos of the new and very amusing HTC Hero.

    Some questions I have are the following:
    Is the android market gonna be available for the HTC Hero?
    Is there a back cover that you can remove to check the battery?
    Can the phone go landscape mode?

    Let me know if you guys know any thing.
    Dieing to find out. I want the phone soooo bad.
    Yes, the andriod market is available.
    Yes, the battery is removable. The SIM card and the SD card is under the batter.
    The phone can go landscape except for the Today/Home screens.
    07-04-2009 02:08 PM
  3. Chaos_Fonez's Avatar
    Thanx for the answers... that just means I am wanting the Hero more and more.
    You know when it comes out in the United States?
    07-05-2009 09:07 PM
  4. kreativ's Avatar
    This one will be really the killer I think
    07-06-2009 10:00 AM
  5. Chaos_Fonez's Avatar
    Yea ofc... This phone is gonna b the best fone ever!!!.
    ISO release date.
    AMTrombley0924 likes this.
    07-06-2009 08:34 PM
  6. rjgonza's Avatar
    I think it is comming end of August, but before year end and will be available on ATT
    08-04-2009 09:39 PM
  7. barkerja's Avatar
    Available for pre-order September 13 from Best Buy and available Oct 11 on Sprint.
    08-31-2009 02:45 AM
  8. slbailey1's Avatar
    The Sprint HTC Hero is NOW available for pre-order from Best Buy!!
    09-06-2009 06:21 PM
  9. abalboa3's Avatar
    Yes it is, I went yesterday afternoon to preorder mine. Thank goodness for 30 day return policies. I had just purchased the Palm Pre.
    09-09-2009 08:56 AM
  10. larrygump's Avatar
    got to hold one and was very impressed....ima stick with my MT3G though
    09-14-2009 08:03 PM
  11. 717200's Avatar
    Does the Sprint version have the sim card?
    09-22-2009 11:52 PM
  12. licenced's Avatar
    If you start a contract with Sprint you will get a SIM card.
    Is that what you meant?
    09-23-2009 03:16 AM
  13. Jeremy's Avatar
    No, the Sprint version of the Hero will not have a sim card. It is CDMA and not a world phone.
    09-23-2009 08:45 AM
  14. licenced's Avatar
    Ah, sorry, forgot that CDMA doesn't work in the same way as GSM :o

    Given that the phone does support GSM though, what's the deal when you roam in countries without CDMA? Can you get a Sprint SIM card to roam on GSM networks while abroad?
    09-23-2009 10:35 AM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    Ah, sorry, forgot that CDMA doesn't work in the same way as GSM :o

    Given that the phone does support GSM though, what's the deal when you roam in countries without CDMA? Can you get a Sprint SIM card to roam on GSM networks while abroad?
    The Sprint version I believe is CDMA only and not a world phone. It will be useless in GSM countries. If it were a CDMA world phone there would also be a SIM card slot in it.
    09-23-2009 02:50 PM
  16. SquawkTalkWireless's Avatar
    Does anyone know the answers to these Sprint Hero Questions?

    1. On a MS device you can set up multiple email accounts to sync. I currently have 3-4 that I use, is there a way to sync that many somehow with Android, weather through apps or the device itself?

    2. One of the email accounts is Yahoo, will I just use an app for that?

    3. On some devices you can download a Gmail app for email addresses hosted through your own domain, sometimes called email by google, or something like that. Is there an app like that for Android?

    4. Is there a way to sync tasks?

    5. What browser does it use? Can you download other browsers?

    I may think of more later, but for now thats it.
    09-27-2009 11:56 PM
  17. licenced's Avatar
    1. I've certainly had two accounts (POP/IMAP) syncing at once, plus my Google Mail. Not sure what the maximum is.

    2. Just sunc it with POP or IMAP using the built in mail viewer

    3. Not sure what you mean - if you can collect your mail via gmail you can use the Google Mail app pre-installed

    4. There is a beta app available for syncing Google Tasks (gTasks - beta v0.0.3 Application for Android | Productivity) - nothing from Goole officially unfortunately. There are loads of other apps for managing tasks though if you want.

    5. Built in browser, but you can download others, e.g. Steel v0.1.1 Application for Android | Communication

    Dave
    09-28-2009 02:55 AM
  18. Lessthantito#AC's Avatar
    I would like to know if the current Roms that are available will work on the CDMA Hero or will they have to rebuild these specifically for this version?
    09-29-2009 02:22 PM
  19. licenced's Avatar
    I believe (but could be wrong about this) that the Radio code (the bit that controls network access (GSM/CDMA and wireless etc)) is separate from the Android core and enhancements so installing ROMS should be fine.

    Certainly the MoDaCo ROM that I have installed on my GSM Hero cam without the Radio update and I had to flash that separately.

    You should confirm this with a ROM developer though before you flash.

    Dave
    09-30-2009 04:58 AM
  20. Lessthantito#AC's Avatar
    thanks that is pretty much what I thought I also was wondering is anyone knew is the CDMA Hero is going to ship with Donut 1.6 since that will be the first version to use CDMA and in videos I have seen online there are a few of the Phones with a Google Branding on the back and there are some without it I know that it has the HTC sense UI but is there anything different about these phones with the Google Branding
    09-30-2009 05:43 PM
  21. gilroykilroy's Avatar
    Sprint Hero will ship with 1.5. They said as soon as HTC upgrades to 1.6 so will they.
    09-30-2009 05:49 PM
  22. Lessthantito#AC's Avatar
    hey thanks for the info (on both forums!!)
    09-30-2009 07:17 PM
  23. jhilker's Avatar
    I had also heard that Sprint has to sign off on the 1.6 before they can release it...that it's not up to HTC alone. That's usually the case, or at least it was with OS upgrades on BlackBerry devices with Sprint.

    I e-mailed HTC today to ask this question, and got the following response:

    Thank you for your inquiry regarding Android 1.6 for the HTC Hero from Sprint.

    I understand it is important that you have the latest software on your device, John.

    Currently no announcement has been made regarding the Android version installed from the factory on the Hero from Sprint; however, the software will be available for downloading to the device. We respectfully refer you to our developer website HTC - Developer Center for further information regarding this software.

    I hope we have answered your question in detail, John. Feel free to contact us again if you have any further questions. In order to improve our service, I would like to invite you to participate in a survey on the worldwide HTC website at HTC Online Survey.
    10-05-2009 07:14 PM
  24. strhessed's Avatar
    Yes, the andriod market is available.
    Yes, the battery is removable. The SIM card and the SD card is under the batter.
    The phone can go landscape except for the Today/Home screens.
    Ummm...there is NO SIM card slot on the Sprint Hero.
    10-06-2009 09:51 AM
  25. strhessed's Avatar
    How are you getting the Hero on the 9th at Best Buy ? I reserved mine and they said the 11th.
    10-06-2009 10:08 AM
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