HTC has been making huge strides in the smartphone market this year with the myTouch, Touch Pro, and Diamond, but it looks like we may see the coveted Hero on a CDMA carrier. Today, the FCC approved the use of a model named the Hero200 for use on CDMA networks. According to the documents filed with the FCC, it will also support EVDO and hints at Sprint as being the possible carrier for this device.

The rumors that Sprint would be picking up the Android platform this year have been out for some time. About a month ago, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that Sprint would indeed be carrying an Android device this year, saying "The reviews say now it's ready for prime time. It wasn't when it first came out."

For those unfamiliar with the device from HTC, here are the specs:

  • 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Expansion Slot microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • And more....

With this and the Pre in Sprint's arsenal, they will have some heavy contenders in the smartphone market. If they can keep their pledge to really turn their customer service image around, they could also become a really solid company again.