Rumor: Best Buy to start accepting orders for Sprint's HTC Hero on September 13

htc-hero-best-buyHaving just recently been spotted riding the FCC approval express, it comes as no surprise that Sprint’s version of HTC’s Hero will soon be on its way to Android-fiending girls and boys across these United States.

Now, according to Engadget, it sounds like “soon” may be as little as a couple weeks as Best Buy is expected to begin accepting $50 deposits for the CDMA-flavored Hero beginning on September 13.

On the one hand it seems kinda silly to pre-order something that should have no problems with availability when it hits the market (while we’ll gladly shout our love for this thing from the mountain tops, the Hero’s Leno-like chin isn’t everyone’s favorite). But, on the other hand, this is Sprint’s FIRST (rumored) Android-powered handset, so I guess it does warrant some irrational excitement on the part of Sprint suckers customers (disclaimer: I am a Sprint sucker customer who can’t wait for Android). As for pricing and availability…your guess is as good as ours.