The HTC Hero came to the US with a brand new hardware design and a CDMA carrier. Many were disappointed in the design change considering how daring and cutting edge the European GSM HTC Hero was. But could there be a chance that we'll see the original version of the Hero in the US?

Phonearena thinks so. According to their tipsters, the HTC Hero is headed to AT&T in early 2010. Considering that AT&T is a GSM network, maybe we'll see that sweet chin around after all. It's much too early to get excited over this, especially since AT&T has not even officially acknowledged Android and reportedly canceled one of their Android phones, but we're going to keep an eye on this.

How would you feel about the GSM HTC Hero on AT&T?

 

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Will AT&T Launch the HTC Hero in 2010 ?

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I would never buy any phone again from ATT. network is very bad and I am waiting for my iPhone contract to get over. I am leaving once my contract ends.

Im stuck on AT&T and with an iphone still using 2g saving my upgrade for an andriod phone. Im trying to decide whether to get this or not if it did. I feel like I should wait for a snapdragon processor...

I love this design but I'm gonna go with the sprint version. I'd never sign up with at&t.

Look up "htc hero for verizon" theres been leaked pictures of verizons CEO holding an HTC with verizons logo printed on top after a meeting that HTC had with verizon

Look up "htc hero for verizon" theres been leaked pictures of verizons CEO holding an HTC with verizons logo printed on top after a meeting that HTC had with verizon

Why would anyone want a cool phone with Verizon? It is obvious that they like one thing, their logo. The thing that Verizon is known for is their network (for calls) but when was the last time you used a Blackberry on VZW and were happy with the speeds? It's Rev A right? It's a Blackberry so I should be able to add the suite of apps from Google, right? You know Google, Verizon's new best friend? How does this work, this whole Verizon open development thing? Does this mean they are open to you developing something, but don't count on it seeing the light of day? Look, HTC makes some killer phones and every friend that has one, I just look at the phone and laugh, it just looks plain and tired quickly on Verizon. Good luck Droid, good luck Hero, but once you get tied to that amazing network at Verizon, it's all over. Hype wins, the customer loses...

I hope this happens. I won't go to Sprint under any circumstances, but I would really like to have a GSM Hero in original configuration....so much so that I've toyed with the idea of buying an unlocked GSM Hero and using it on my AT&T account, even if I have to use Edge. Don't care. Love the phone.