As may have heard announced last week, Sprint will be releasing it's first Android OS powered device, the HTC Hero, on October 11th.
The Sprint Product Ambassador Team invites you to start learning about this amazing new device right now.
Hot on the heels of other iconic device launches like the Palm Pre and the Blackberry Tour, the HTC Hero will combine the power of the Now Network with the flexibility of the Android OS and package it with HTC's manufacturing prowess. The HTC Hero will be the newest Android handset released in the United States, and is undoubtably much sleeker, more powerful and faster than it's T-Mobile counterparts The G1, Magic and My Touch 3G. Never has an Android handset been released on a network tailor made to take advantage of all this amazing OS has to offer.
This is a huge milestone for Sprint and another amazing device added to our lineup.
The Product Ambassadors will be doing overviews and reviews of the Hero in the near future, so stay tuned for more info!
And now, we present the Hero...
HTC Hero brings a world of opportunities to life through the Internet-style innovation and openness of Androidcombined with Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband network. Its capacitive pinch-to-zoom screen and trackball navigation paired with a highly customizable user interface allows you to personalize the look of your device to reflect the different moments in your life. HTC Hero offers access to business and personal email, GPS navigation, full-song downloads from the Amazon MP3 Store, integrated Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, Visual Voicemail, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 32 GB, 5 megapixel camera with camcorder and a world-class full HTML Web browser. Android openness also enables developers to create mobile applications that take full advantage of a mobile device, and offer their applications through Android Market, offering a huge library of mobile applications to meet both business and consumer needs.
HTC Scenes create different screen arrangements that reflect different aspects of your life. Each Scene is like having a separate phone for your work, play or travel life.
Android Market provides direct access to thousands of useful applications and fun games to download
Visual Voicemail provides quick and easy access to messages without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages
Integrated Gmail^^ compatibility and access to Outlook email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support, as well as email from well-known providers like AOL, Windows Live^^ including MSN and Hotmail, Yahoo! and more
Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents on the go to maximize productivity
Google Search, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Gmail and YouTube^^ with Google mobile services
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
HTC Footprints chronicles your life, and allows you to permanently store and share special moments by capturing a digital postcard and identifying its specific location and GPS coordinates
Capacitive Multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard and trackball navigation
HTC Flash support embedded
5 MP camera/camcorder
Media player with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
Sprint's exclusive sports applications: NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Accelerometer, Digital Compass and Light Sensor
Expandable Memory: 2 GB MicroSD Card included; supports up to 32 GB MicroSD Card
Dimensions: 4.46" (L) x 2.22" (W) x 0.54" (D) (113.2 mm x 56.4 mm x 13.8 mm)
Weight: 4.5 oz. (127.57 grams)
Main Display: 3.2" HVGA TFT (320 x 480 pixels) 65K colors
Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery; up to 4 hours continuous talk time