There’s no doubt about it: T-Mobile isn’t getting the HTC Hero. At least, not in the US.
In the UK, it’s a whole different story. The word just came straight out of T-Mobile UK’s mouth (well, their Twitter account – but that’s the closest thing to a mouth they’ve got): the HTC Hero is coming to T-Mobile UK at the end of this month, and will be known as the G2. Better yet, it’s free for anyone willing to drop £40 a month for a year and a half.
One interesting thing to note here is the name choice. Everyone expected a G2 to follow the T-Mobile G1, and now it has.. in the UK. We know for a fact that the Hero isn’t coming to T-Mobile US – so what about the G2 name? Will T-Mobile US use the G2 label for an entirely different phone? Will they skip straight to “G3”? This is all bound to get pretty confusing.