HTC Hero approved by FCC, AT&T 3G bands included

7:47 AM Edited by Blony

. Last week, when HTC announced its brand new Hero Android smartphone, the Taiwanese company said nothing about a North American release.

However, it’s highly probable that the Hero will be launched both in the US and in Canada. For this to happen, the smartphone first needs the FCC’s approval – and it just got it, with 850/1900 MHz 3G bands, hence the bands that AT&T operates on.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Hero will be launched by AT&T – but at least we know that it can happen.

In Europe, HTC Hero will be available starting this month, but it might take a wile until it hits North America.

If we’re to believe some recent rumors, Sprint could also launch the Hero, but HTC needs to make a CDMA version of it first.

Until then, US mobile users should wait for the MyTouch 3G, T-Mobile’s second Android phone, which should be available in late July / early August for $199.99 on contract.

Via Engadget