Excerpt: The cdma version of the HTC Hero was released 10/11/2009, so the phone is a little out dated by now, but if you are wanting to break yourself into using android phones, this is the phone for you.
Summary: Back when this phone was first released, within the first wave of 'smart'phones, this may have been a pretty decent phone. Nowadays, it is basically a brick. I bought this phone brand new and used it for about a year. The screen does not respond well to anyones fingers. The processor was incredibly slow and would lag just between swiping through the homescreen pages. If I wanted to use the internet or apps with any kind of hurry, the screen would sometimes freeze.
Summary: I have been a Sprint customer for 12 years. This year I decided to buy outside of their company so not to renew contracts. Purchasing these two particular phones for my two teenagers for Christmas. One of the phones shorted out! This is not common for this phone either since I have owned one prior, I know many Android and HTC products. This was the first for me. Quite upset!