Mark Peters : June 16th 2010 - 11:00 CET
Aria Android Smartphone : AT&T and HTC Mobile announced that HTC Aria, a rich and powerful addition to AT&T’s Android Smartphone portfolio, will be available exclusively at AT&T beginning June 20. Pocket-sized and packing the power of the Android 2.1 platform, a 5 megapixel digital camera and a bright 3.2 inch HVGA display, HTC Aria handset offers AT&T customers Android Smartphone functionality in an amazingly easy-to-carry design. The combination of 3G speed, a responsive capacitive touch screen and an optical joystick makes the HTC Aria an ideal Smartphone for mobile broadband. AT&T plans to expand its Android portfolio to include other Android Smartphone during the second half of 2010.|
HTC Aria Smartphone
The HTC Aria Android Smartphone is Wi-Fi capable and qualifying customers will receive access to AT&T Wi-Fi, with more than 20,000 hotspots across the United States. In addition, HTC Aria Smartphone is compatible with AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology. This technology provides a considerable boost to 3G speeds when combined with expanded backhaul. The combination of faster wireless networks, Smartphones like the new HTC Aria, and tens of thousands of available innovative mobile apps allows AT&T customers to mobilize virtually everything, from video and music, to social networking, to business applications.
Aria Android Smartphone
“The HTC Aria handset is the first of several Smartphones in our Android portfolio to run the 2.1 platform,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Mobile Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you combine the nation’s fastest 3G network, and access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network, The new HTC Aria will be one of the best Android Smartphones available.”
HTC Aria features
HTC Aria mobile phone features the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which automatically delivers the most-wanted information by bringing it to the forefront of the mobile experience. Featuring the latest version of HTC Sense, HTC Aria Smartphone offers even more ways to stay connected, including Friend Stream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates in a single, consolidated view.
“Its unique combination of compact size and beautiful design instantly separates HTC Aria cell phone from the pack of ‘me-too’ Smartphones”, said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC Mobile America. “But what really differentiates HTC Aria from other Smartphones is the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which we are pleased to be bringing to AT&T customers. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC Aria organizes all of your communications in the most human way possible - by person.”
HTC Aria navigation
A full selection of the newest and most popular Google services can be accessed with HTC Aria Android Smartphone. This includes Google search, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and more. With Android Market, customers can also choose from more than 50,000 Android software applications to further personalize the mobile experience. Along with being ultra-small at just over 4 inches long and weighing a mere 4.05 ounces, HTC Aria’s seamless wrap-around soft-touch back cover eliminates sharp edges, making HTC Aria phone exceptionally convenient to carry and comfortable to hold as well.
HTC Aria price & availability
The new HTC Aria Android Smartphone will be available on June 20 at AT&T retail locations nationwide for $129.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (pay $229.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement required and Smartphone data plan required).
HTC Aria review
As soon as we receive a HTC Aria test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive HTC Aria review.