HTC Hero and Samsung Q have been around for some time, yet the manufacturers did not announce any release date. Users could only speculate on the release date. In any case, according to Engadget, the release date for both handsets is October 11.
The release date is not official, Engadget reported that the image above showing the HTC Hero to be release on "10/11" (if that really can be interpreted as a release date) was provided a senior member from the xda-developers forums who said that the release date for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Q Android phones is October 11.
In any case, this is not official information and the exact release date is still unknown.