Sprint has finally joined the Android market and has officially added the HTC Hero to their list of phones.
The company’s first Android-based smartphone is now available for purchase on the Sprint website and the Sprint stores. It will also soon be available in Best Buy. Users will have to pay $180 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The Sprint version has some differences on the European version though. Instead of having the “chin”, the Hero has a rounded tablet shape. It also lacks a hardware keyboard.
Specs of the mobile phone include a 3.2-inch capacitive AM-OLED multi-touchscreen, an 800 MHz processor, an optical joystick and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Users get the standard Google apps and other popular applications such as Twitter, MySpace Mobile, ShopSavvy and the carrier’s Sprint TV. Not satisfied? You can also choose from over 10,000 applications accessible on the on-device store, the Android Market. 😉