The rumors regarding the HTC Hero's delay have been grossly exaggerated. Though T-Mobile UK and Germany still won't release the HTC Hero until August, Orange UK has officially launched the HTC Hero and it's available today. The HTC Hero is available in graphite for the low, low price of free (with qualifying monthly plan).

Prepare for an influx of pictures and videos detailing the Hero very, very soon. Which one of our UK friends are buying an HTC Hero?