Sprint’s Samsung Moment and HTC Hero Now Selling for Just $100

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Thanks to an electronics retailer, both of Sprint’s Android-powered smartphones are available for well below their suggested prices.

HTC Hero for SprintThe HTC Hero and Samsung Moment both debuted this fall. Sprint is asking $180 for each of them, but those who shop at Best Buy will pay $80 less.

This retailer isn’t requiring customers to fill out mail-in rebates to get these prices, but these special offers are available only through December.

Samsung Moment vs. HTC Hero
In the last month or so, Sprint debuted its first two 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.

Samsung MomentThe 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.

Each 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.

Availability
To purchase either of these smartphones for $100, go to a Best Buy store or visit this retailer’s page for the HTC Hero or the Samsung Moment

Source: Best Buy

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