Cellular South had once complained to the FCC that exclusive handset deals by AT&T and Verizon makes it difficult for the smaller telecomm companies to effectively compete. For example, Sprint has the Palm Pre exclusively and AT&T has the iPhone exclusively.
Cellular South will now be getting an Android-powered device known as the HTC Hero. No word yet on when the HTC Hero will be available on the network, but preorders will start on October 5. Cellular South said that they plan to sell more Android-powered devices in the near future too.
The HTC Hero has a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, and an accelerometer.