Earlier rumors suggested that the HTC Hero might be headed to Sprint in October. This appears to have been all but confirmed through this shot taken directly from the HTC support site.
This also confirms CEO Dan Hesse's claim that an Android phone would be on Sprint by the end of the year. The question of how this will affect availability of the unlocked 3G version is unclear, but there is a good chance that Sprint will get exclusive rights to the device for a little while at least. Sprint seems like an unlikely choice, but it's clear that exclusivity on high demand handsets is the name of the game these days. And it's not surprising that Sprint would be aggressive in securing a deal given their current situation. [Engadget Mobile via Talk Android]