HTC Hero, Samsung Moment Now Available for $70

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Sprint’s launched its first two Android-based devices this fall, and thanks to the retailer Best Buy these smartphones are available at an especially low price.

The HTC Hero and Samsung Moment are now selling for $70 each, but there is a caveat: this price is only available for those who are switching to Sprint and sign a two-year service contract.

HTC Hero for SprintCurrent Sprint customers who are eligable for a subsidy for renewing their two-year contract can get either of these smartphones for $180 directly from Sprint.

More information on this offer is available from Best Buy Mobile

Samsung Moment vs. HTC Hero
In the last couple of months, Sprint debuted a pair of smartphones with Google’s Android OS. While these have much in common, they have significant differences, too.

Both have 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreens, but the Hero has a tablet shape, while the Moment has a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung’s is an AM-OLED  display, while HTC’s is a more conventional type.

The Moment uses Google’s standard user interface. The Hero, on the other hand, has HTC’s Sense UI, which enhances the standard one with additional features.

Samsung MomentEach of these smartphones is equipped with Sprint’s 3G mobile broadband service, Wi-Fi, and Stereo Bluetooth, and both have GPS receivers, microSD memory card slots, and 3.5 mm headphone jacks.

The HTC Hero has a 5 megapixel camera, while the Samsung Moment has a 3.2 megapixel one.

As an Android-based models, these phones will have a highly-functional web browser, and include tie-ins to a number of Google’s online services, like Gmail, Calendar, and Google Maps. This OS is also bundled with an MP3 and video player.

Both these devices can synchronize with a Microsoft Exchange server for business-related e-mail, calendar, and contact.

In addition, there is a rapidly growing collection of third-party software available for this Android, including games, widgets, and productivity apps.

 

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