HTC Hero S now available from US Cellular

The HTC Hero S is now available from US Cellular, and it looks like a great upgrade from it's older namesake.  Sitting right on the cusp between mid-range and high-end, the Hero S rocks a 4-inch qHD super LCD, a single core 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU, dual cameras (5MP in the back, 1.3MP around front), and what appears to be HTC Sense 2.1 built on top of Gingerbread.  The Hero S will cost $199 after a $100 rebate for new customers, or Belief plan members.

With an older version of HTC Sense, and a high clock speed single core CPU, this thing will probably rock your socks off.  And if you're not into great big phones, it looks like a great choice.  As an original Hero owner lover, I think it's a great way to carry on the name.  All it's missing is the trackball.

Source: US Cellular (opens in new tab)

Jerry Hildenbrand
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  • Sense 2.1 tho? And it looks like the Evo.
  • Does it have the little lip at the bottom? I loved that about the EU version of the phone. Looked so much cooler than the US version.
  • I loved my hero as well. And this is a much needed improvement to the line. I'm surprised Sprint didn't snatch this up.
  • I'm still sad that no new HTC phones include trackballs/trackpads any more. Text editing is far easier with a trackball (even with the new gingerbread drag handles), as is doing crossword puzzles. The Desire Z was over a year ago, and I haven't seen any trackball/trackpad devices since then. Don't even get me started on the lack of the green "phone" button...
  • +1 on both points. 
  • Couldn't agree more on the trackball, I understand the trackball may be outdated but at least throw in an optical trackpad or something? I loved the Trackpad on my G2
  • US Cellular is advertising this phone as having Sense 3.0.
  • It does in fact have Sense 3.0