Today Sprint announced that its version of the HTC Hero will be available to customers on October 11. The Sprint version of the device loses the original’s chin, as we had heard, but still features the Sense-based user interface, with its tight twitter and facebook integration and 7 panel sliding homescreen.
Sprint will offer the device for US179.99, after rebates, and it will require a plan with unlimited date (which start at $69.99 with 450 minutes).
We just got off the phone with Sprint and we’ve been told that we’ll have one of the very first Sprint Hero’s for review. Not ETA on that yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
Gallery after the jump.