Best Buy cuts Sprint HTC Hero to $49.99

by Hero on May 3, 2010

in News

Best Buy cuts Sprint HTC HeroWith the advent of newer and more powerful handsets around the corner like the HTC EVO 4G, some retailers are cutting prices of older handsets to spur demand. If you are in the market for a new handset, but don’t need the latest and greatest, then Best Buy is offering the Sprint HTC Hero for $49.99 on a two-year contract. Quite a discount from its original up front cost of $179.99 and with the supposed Android 2.1 upgrade around the corner, it could be a good time to invest.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Luca May 4, 2010 at 5:14 AM

From $179.99 to $49.99 ?!
We’ll never see the upgrade to 2.1 …

2 Tom May 4, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Yes, I’m sure we will. If HTC has already started developoing it, why would they abandon it?

3 jp May 4, 2010 at 8:43 PM

so we buy one of the newer phones

4 Al June 7, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Don’t get excited people. After buying a hero back in Oct ’09 and having it crash a few hrs later to where it had to be sent back to the factory, then getting another the next day, another a week later and several refurbs since, I am qualified to tell you it would be a great phone if it did what sprint advertises. It is the single most frustrating thing I have ever used! The long awaited update crashed my computer and I had to take the “hero” to a sprint store to complete it. After the update….it’s crappier than ever. I feel sprints used us as part of their experiment with the hero. I have had several sprint techs even admit that their own network was the cause of most, if not all, crashes and instability in tandem with the new hardware and infant software! Yea for all us stupid people with disposable income! Sprint’s customer service is still absolutely horrible. I need action, not a cute voice. I won’t tell you about countless hours of it now. They are now refusing to replace another defective phone but will allow me to upgrade early for just about the regular full retail price – again! If this helps even one person AVOID SPRINT, then it was worth the post. I have to go take another high blood pressure pill.

5 alan August 26, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Love 2.1 on my Hero.

I assumed the upgrade was going to explode since my phone was rooted so I grabbed a nandroid backup and followed the instructions to install the upgrade.

It was so easy and completely painless. I restored my SD card directory of ringtones and pictures, ran through the setup and I was back to 100% in roughly an hour.

I wish I had written down all the apps I had installed. It took me a while to find them again and it would have been trivial if I could have typed their names into market instead of trying to find them by function again.

Cheers,

Alan

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