HTC Aria enters the stage with a song for AT&T

HTC Aria enters the stage with a song for AT&T
The HTC Aria, which has been rumored for a while now, just got the unboxing treatment on the AT&T  Facebook page by its Android Product Manager, Dante Martin. It is now confirmed that the handset is running Android 2.1, has a 5MP camera and a 3.2 inch HVGA screen, and is coming with a 2GB memory card.

From the looks of it in the video and images, it's overall design is quite similar to the HTC HD mini. It is a glossy black mid-range Android device in a mainstream rectangular shape. The HTC Aria has an optical trackpad and the usual assortment of Android touch keys below the screen. Nothing fancy, but AT&T can finally ward off the claims that it is not offering much joy for Android lovers.

The product manager obviously had a lunch break waiting for him after the video. After walking us through the trademark HTC Sense UI, he felt the urge to hit the dedicated speech recognition button on the virtual keyboard, and make the phone type “grilled cheese sandwich”, which seemed to work slowly, but surely. Hey, nothing funnier than typing with your voice on a crowded metro train...

The HTC Aria smartphone will be widely available on AT&T  starting June 20th.

HTC Aria Specifications

source: AT&T





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13 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

3.2" display is a little bit too small for my liking! GSM-version of hTC incredible with tweaked down specs.. hTC Incredible-Mini, haha

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good phone if it is 1.0 GHZ processor - I may check it out - anything to not get the iphone 4

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, 600 Mhz and small - we will see - i will check it out on father's day....129.99 after 100 MIR

4. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

disappointing...

5. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

not everyone wants a huge slab of a phone... i really like the smaller size.... the evo is simply way too big to be comfortable to hold for most people... especially if you like a one-hand use phone... we will see.. it doesn't look too bad.

13. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

yea i agree with u not all people want a huge ass phone like me for example ... i noticed that alot of people are bitching about the screen size being to small.. i actually think its better for people like me cuz im da kind of gurl that wears tight jeans . one reason i did not buy the evo its cuz its too fucking big n it don fit in my pockets . maybe this phone will fit ..

6. Dark Asgard

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

Hmm so your saying att just got the HTC DROID ERIS FOR VERIZON, OHH HOW OLD, AND LOOK AT ALL OF THAT WASTED SCREEN SPACE...ILL STICK WITH MY INCREDIBLE, LOL

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, what do these morons come on here to bash people/phones/network?? WAS the DROID ERIS 2.1 when it came out - and whichever idiot -1 me, fine, not sure why you did that, lol. If it had a faster processor, I would by it right away - maybe I will unlock it and overclock it...cannot wait to do so when i review the info at XDANDROID - should be as easy as it was for my TILT - at least AT&T did not change the search engine it came iwth to YAHOO....

8. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Wow, so AT&T finally gets a decent Android phone and people still find something to complain about. Seriously, the HTC Aria is a great and it will sell, especially since it's updated with Android 2.1 and it's very compact.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, here is alink t ocompare with the INCREDIBLE: http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/compare_advresults.php?phones%5B0%5D=4606&phones%5B1%5D=4412&area=1 ARIA does not have Bluetooth file transfer and no FLASH with camaera - lower resolution and a half-inch shorter - about same thickness and width. Supports OTA update - it looks ok.

10. Quincy9219

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Is it just me or is this basically the HTC Legend in a different exterior?

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes, it is very much like the HTC LEGEND - I would have preferred the DESIRE or INCREDIBLE, but it is not a bad phone - a 1/2 inch smaller, screen- wise, than the INCREDIBLE. Compared to my TILT I it is 50% better in most categories....

12. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

i think ill be getting this phone .

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