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Unlocked Hero only available in white!

13th July 2009, 08:48 PM |#1  
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As all the pre order Hero's I've seen so far, are white, I thought I'd emails some suppliers about unlocked black ones.

The replies I'm receiving seem to indicate the unlocked sim-free Hero's will only be available in white (UK).

Why do they do they come up with these crazy restrictions? Do they deliberately try to limit their sales?

I despair sometimes

Anyone seen unlocked Black versions advertised?

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Glenn
 
 
13th July 2009, 10:56 PM |#2  
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Handtec.co.uk do it in brown, but their release date is 3rd Quarter 2009, not the July date so not sure if they are going to release on the same date or a bit later on...
13th July 2009, 11:13 PM |#3  
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nicelad_uk, thank's for that. Looks promising. Technicaly, 3rd quarter has already arrived, so maybe it's comming close to the 21st being touted by most retailers. This is the only store I've seen with a sim-free other than white. I'll contact Handtec for clarification.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Glenn
13th July 2009, 11:14 PM |#4  
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nicelad_uk, thank's for that. Looks promising. Technicaly, 3rd quarter has already arrived, so maybe it's comming close to the 21st being touted by most retailers. This is the only store I've seen with a sim-free other than white. I'll contact Handtec for clarification.

Thanks again.

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Glenn

Cool, let us know, was going to try them myself but I'll leave it with you.
14th July 2009, 10:47 PM |#5  
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Well, this is the reply from handtec (despite having a brown version on their website....

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Thank you for your email

HTC will be launching the White version only in the UK, but the date has moved again to end of July/Early August

The Brown version or Black graphite could come out but go to europe or to a network - orange,O2 etc

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Handtec
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15th July 2009, 06:10 AM |#6  
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HI Guys,
I`ve ordered my Hero from Handtec.co.uk 2 weeks ago and had a chance to speak personaly with the Sales Manager. I`ve order a brown edition and the sales manager confurmed that there is confirmation for delivery date which is 21.07.2009.
Here is a copy of our Skype conversation:

[13.7.2009 г. 19:39:56] Ciki says: is there any changes of the official delivery date?
[13.7.2009 г. 19:40:12] Ciki says: as i remember it was 21.07
[13.7.2009 г. 19:40:21] Ciki says: any changes so far?
[13.7.2009 г. 19:41:08] ********** says: no
[13.7.2009 г. 19:41:11] ********** says: this date is confirmed
[13.7.2009 г. 19:41:18] ********** says: i will have stock on this date
15th July 2009, 09:20 AM |#7  
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Hi josifbg,

Please let us know if this turns up.

As you can see from my previous post, I'm being told that the brown version will not be available unlocked (I've also had a similar response from HTC direct).

So i'll be very interested to see if you do receive your unlocked brown Hero.

Regards,

Glenn
15th July 2009, 11:42 AM |#8  
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Hi josifbg,

Please let us know if this turns up.

As you can see from my previous post, I'm being told that the brown version will not be available unlocked (I've also had a similar response from HTC direct).

So i'll be very interested to see if you do receive your unlocked brown Hero.

Regards,

Glenn

Hi Glenn,

Well we`ll wait to see what color they`ll deliver ....
I expect the delivery on 23.07.2009 as they will ship it on 22.07.2009 (1 day delivery by Air - Fedex).

Crossing fingers.....
15th July 2009, 12:35 PM |#9  
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Hope this sheds some light, all correct as of launch date:

White - UK Independant channel only, so online etailers, shops etc.

Brown and Pink - Carphone Warehouse only. Not sure if will be sold connected only or if they'll do it sim free.

Graphite - Orange UK Only

Hero looks likely to launch (very) end of July / early August
15th July 2009, 04:36 PM |#10  
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Well My order from Handtec.co.uk is Sim Free......
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