HTC Hero coming to Sprint

Phandroid just found a mention on the Sprint Android Dev Network for the HTC Hero, everyone’s favorite Android phone. Don’t get that excited just yet. The phone won’t be officially on the network until late October and probably won’t be for sale until December.

Announcing the HTC Hero, which will be the first Android device running on the Sprint network.
By the end of September, the Sprint developer program will deploy an Android development section that will highlight some resources, value added services applicable to all android developers. FYI, you start developing now by downloading the Android 1.5 SDK
Register to attend our upcoming 2009 Open Developer Conference, where Sprint and our ecosystem partners including HTC will be talking Android:
– Technical overview sessions on Oct 26
– Android hands on coding labs the evening of Oct 26
Oh, BTW we have some BIG announcements coming by the end of the month that will be of great interest to all android developers…we promise it won’t disappoint.

The Conference will be held in late October which means we can expect the Hero to drop some time near the Holidays. It’s not quite an early Christmas present – it’s still on Sprint so GSM fiends will revolt – but it’s still nice to see the big boy racking up some nice smartphones.

This news has been percolating for a while and there is some belief that the CDMA version will be chinless, a blow to those who like chins.