Sprint Unveils Its First Android Phone

On Sept. 3, Sprint Nextel announced it will soon start selling HTC Hero, a device that's already won accolades in Europe. The smartphone, which will become available on Oct. 11 , is the first device from Sprint to feature Android, a phone operating system developed by a consortium of companies lead by Google. When it comes out, the Hero just may be the snazziest Android-based device around.

On Sept. 3, Sprint Nextel announced it will soon start selling HTC Hero, a device that’s already won accolades in Europe. The smartphone, which will become available on Oct. 11 for $180 with a wireless contract and after a rebate, is the first device from Sprint to feature Android, a phone operating system developed by a consortium of companies lead by Google. When it comes out, it just may be the snazziest Android-based device around.

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