HTC Hero is available immediately from Orange.
Typical deal for existing Orange Customer (call 150 on your Orange Phone and follow menu for Handset Upgrades.)
on Dolphin 25/ £25 + £5 pm for 500Mb Data and a new 12 month contract + £160 for handset.
Via Website and for new Orange Customers (18 Month Contract)
Dolphin 35 + 500 Mb INet = £35 pm
97.50 for handset - £50 quidco for Pay Monthly Contract
Not cheap but still waaay cheaper than the latest iPhone.