We are happy to report that the rumor about the Sprint HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment getting updated to Android 2.0 in the first half of 2010 was incorrect. Straight from Sprint’s official twitter... account is the confirmation that the Hero and the Moment will be updated to Android 2.1, skipping right over Android 2.0. The date for this update is still set for the rather broad time frame of the first h...

In an informal and non-committal manner, Sprint announced today via Twitter that the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment will be updated to Android 2.0 in the first half of 2010. Both handsets are still... running stock Android 1.5 and are lagging a bit behind the current crop of handsets which are rocking Android 2.0. Let’s hope all parties involved stay on top of things and get these updates int...

Best Buy put out a release touting its selection of 5 Android smartphones that are available for $99.99 this holiday season.

The HTC Hero and Samsung Moment are down to $99.99 from Sprint’s... normal $179.99.  T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G and Motorola CLIQ are down to $99.99 from $149.99 and $199.99, respectively.  Best Buy is also offering the HTC DROID Eris for $99.99, which is the same as V...

I finally got around to putting together a review specific to the U.S. versions of the HTC Hero, Sprint’s own Hero and the DROID Eris for Verizon.  They are largely the same as the original Hero... found in Europe and other parts of the world, but as a U.S. site, it made sense (pardon the pun) for MobileBurn.com to have a separate review.

I’ve included some of the photos and videos aft...

OTA Hero Update

Those that are waiting for Android 2.0 on their Hero will take some peace in the following news, but will ultimately have to keep on waiting. Sprint have... released an over the air (OTA) update for this device, but it is nothing to get excited about. The change to 1.56.651.2 is less of an upgrade as it is an update. Nonetheless, OTA roll-outs are always en...

Best Buy has put out a press release touting new low $99 price points for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment on Sprint.  Both phones require a 2 year agreement, of course, but the price comes from... instant rebates – no mail-in rebates required.

Best Buy says the offer runs through the end of December

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Samsung m900 Moment for Sprint

Sprint’s Samsung Moment Android smartphone is now available for purchase for $179.99.  If you head on out and buy one of these AMOLED-equipped... smartphones, leave a comment at the end of this post and let us know what you think.

By the way, you can read my full review of the Samsung Moment at MobileBurn.com – 2 HD videos and plenty of photos...

On its Twitter account, HTC yesterday said that an Android 2.0 update was forthcoming for the HTC Hero. The tweet in question didn’t specify if the update would be available for both the EU version... and the Sprint CDMA version, though.

The rumors are true! Hero will be getting an Eclair update. We ask for your patience as we update Sense for the fancy new Android OS

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Here’s a quick unboxing and initial hands-on with the Samsung Moment.

Without getting into a full review, which I’m not ready for, here are my initial impressions of the device.

Build... seems solid.  The 3.2-inch AMOLED display is very nice, yet seems not quite as saturated as some other Samsung AMOLED displays I have on devices in my collection.  The touchscreen response is good, and the tou...

HTC Hero with Sprint

Europe may have already got over the buzz about the HTC Hero and have their eyes set on newer toys, but the USA is just receiving this little wonder,... with Sprint. It is now officially available on their website and has a Flash page to prove it.

Some of the highlights that Sprint have opted to market include the 5.0MP camera, the Android Market...