This Day in Android: Sprint begins selling HTC Hero (2009)

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It was exactly three years ago today that Sprint began offering its first Android smartphone, the HTC Hero. Monumental in more than a few ways, this was also the first time U.S. consumers were able to get their hands on device with Sense UI. Priced only $179.99 with a two-year service agreement ...

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HTC Kingdom Rebranded as HTC Hero 4G, Image Leaked

Sprint, after having recently launched their first 3D smart phone, the EVO 3D, looks to be knee deep in their next big Android handset.  We recently reported that HTC Kingdom passed through the FCC featuring Sprint’s radio frequencies and now it looks like Kingdom is getting a more ...

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MobiTV by the Numbers

MobiTV has been providing live TV to mobile device since since 1999 with content from brands such NBC, ESPN, and Disney. Chances are good that if you’ve ever watched live television on a phone, MobiTV was behind it. Recently the company has seen tremendous growth thanks to both Android, ...

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HTC Issues Official Statement on Hero and Eclair: “By End of June”

HTC Hero owners have been growing increasingly impatient as they wait for an Android 2.1 update.  We’ve heard rumblings that something was going to happen later this month and now it looks official.  We received the following statement this morning directly from HTC’s PR company. ...

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HTC Announced Release of 2.1 for GSM Hero

The long, way too long, wait for HTC GSM Hero users should be over soon. HTC Taiwan announced the release of 2.1 for this phone via their Plurk account. So… it should start today.  The CDMA version got the update just a couple of weeks ago but HTC has been pushing and pushing the GSM ...

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Sprint’s Android 2.1 Updates Due in “Coming Weeks”

Samsung Moment and HTC Hero owners will be excited to learn that Sprint plans to roll Android 2.1 out to their customers in the “coming weeks”.  As the carrier gears up for the Nexus One and,  presumably,  the HTC Supersonic, subscribers will soon have their pick of cutting edge ...

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Leaked 2.1 Droid Eris Rom Ported to HTC Hero

While this might not exactly constitute news to everyone, it is certainly something many people will be interested in. Apparently the leaked Android 2.1 Droid Eris Rom we told you about last night has already been ported to the HTC Hero! It didn’t take XDA long at all! If your interested ...

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Have Keyboard, Will Travel: Android Phones Capable of Using USB Keyboard.

In an article over at jkontherun.com, it seems that some enterprising Android enthusiasts have found that some Android powered devices have the ability to support USB keyboards built into their stock firmware. As the author of the article points out, it is not as simple as plugging in that ...

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Sprint Readying Android 2.1 for Early Q2

Many of the new handsets being unveiled this week are being announced with Android 2.1 installed as the OS.  Invariably, this is the time where current Android owners start wondering about their own phones and when they might see an update to the latest release.  Sprint customers with Hero and ...

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HTC Legend Announced at MWC2010

HTC just unveiled the successor to last year’s Hero handset at Mobile World Congress.  Called the Legend, it’s pretty much everything we’ve come to expect.  It has a similar form factor to the Hero with its slight chin but it gets an overall boost in performance.  Deals, ...

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Alaska’s ACS Now Offers HTC Hero, Special Android Plans

We don’t know how many of you guys reside in Alaska but we figured we’d pass this along anyways.  Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) has announced the arrival of the HTC Hero as well as new, dedicated rate plans for Android handsets.  ACS is not the first smaller/regional carrier ...

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Europe’s HTC Hero to Get Android 2.1 Mid-February?

We just received an email from our friends at http://android.com.pl who are advising that all HTC Hero units in Europe will see an upgrade to Android 2.1 starting February 15th.  They’re claiming their source for this comes from the top at HTC Poland.  We’ve been hearing rumors of ...

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Dazzboard 2.0 Launches First Android App Manager With iTunes Music Integration

There are plenty of Android users who feel that that they are missing an “all-in-one” synchronization desktop application to manage photos, videos, music and apps>  You know, something like iTunes but with your data in the cloud a la Google.  Dazzboard 2.0′s software, ...

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Future of Community (Android) ROM development

Paul O’Brien (Founder of MoDaCo) announced today a new and exiting way to get the MoDaCo Custom ROM. The Hero Kitchen will let you select what you want or not want in your ROM. For example, if you don’t use HTC Footprints, why letting it use space in your memory. In the past, it ...

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App Review: Blogaway, Android Blogger Client

Having recently started a blog over at Blogger and being a new Android owner, I wondered if maintaining it from my mobile was possible. After a few searches I found an application that seemed to fit my needs. Blogaway met and has so far exceeded the ability to interact with my Blogger sites. ...

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