Sprint’s HTC Hero May Be Your Scene In Smart Phones
Super-smart phones based on Google‘s Android operating system have been relatively slow to take off since the first one appeared a year ago. Despite Google’s iconic brand, they have yet to develop the strong bond with U.S. consumers achieved by the Research in Motion BlackBerry or the Apple iPhone. And, after a year, Android has less than 10% of the 85,000 apps the iPhone now offers.
But Android is beginning to blossom in the market for this class of device, which is really a hand-held computer that performs many laptop-like functions.
In August, T-Mobile began offering a new $200 myTouch Android phone. Motorola will shortly launch a new $200 Android model called the CLIQ. And, on Oct. 11, Sprint will start selling perhaps the most unusual Android phone so far, the $180 HTC Hero.
original post: WSJ