HTC Hero announced for India

by Hero on September 8, 2009

in Applications

HTC HeroHTC has announced that the Hero smartphone will be launching in India shortly. The HTC Hero is the second Android handset to be released in India, following the recent launch of the HTC Magic.

Airtel customers across India will get free 100MB data downloads per month for six months, along with six customised utility apps (Portfolio Manager, Hello Tune Manager, Weather Channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and City Search).

This seems like a great incentive to get people to experience Android like it’s meant to be used. The HTC Hero will cost 34,600 Rupees ($715) in Maharashtra and 31,990 Rupees ($660) across all other Indian states.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Praveen September 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Well its more expensive then the Iphone here. Isn’t Android supposed to take the smartphones to the masses ? I don’t see it happening with pricing like this.

2 Hero September 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Maybe that’ s where HTC’s recently announced entry-level HTC Tattoo Android smartphone comes into play?

3 Pavan September 10, 2009 at 9:35 AM

@praveen: How exactly do you think that Hero costs more than iphone?? The cost of Hero is significantly lesser than iphone (bought legally in India I mean). And very importantly there will be no carrier contract required for Hero as this is not attached to Airtel at all. If you buy this phone alone then you might miss out on Airtel offers mentioned in the post above but the cost will remain tha same and can be used with any carrier.

4 kotini September 14, 2009 at 4:44 AM

Hi All,
Can any one tell me where is the retail store to buy HTC hero Pune or Banglore.


5 Ajit Singh October 15, 2009 at 10:03 PM

hi guys,

I am using htc hero for over a month and its UI interface is far better than that of iphone. Also since the android is an open source OS from google, the open source community is picking it very fast.

Even the ppl who are using iphone for more than an year are impressed by htc hero.

As far as android is concerned u will see better market in coming 6 months as more and more phone manufactures (nokia, samsung) are using android as a platform
The new models will be cheap and will fit in to your budget..

Also, if you are a developer you can develop applications and sell on android market.


6 rit October 20, 2009 at 2:02 PM

I travel to India in January. What is the best way to buy the Hero given that I will be leaving in two months and getting another SIM in the US. That is, best carrier, lowest cost, advantageous monthly arrangement…

7 Naman October 15, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I had buy second hand T-mobile G2 touch (Hero) , How can I update firmware and android ?

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