At&t adds HTC Aria to Android Lineup
So recently At&t exposed their rumored HTC Aria in a “behind the scenes” look at the testing facilities for the company. The video was uploaded to At&t’s Facebook page and spread like wild fire from there. However it was all intentional just as I thought.
So June 14th 2010, At&t and HTC announce that they have added the HTC Aria to At&t’s very limited Android line this giving the lonely Motorola Backflip a robot buddy to hang out with in the shadows of the iPhone. Beginning on June 20th you will be able to pick up the palm sized Aria for $129.99 after a $100 dollar mail in rebate, this putting this phone at $229 considering you sign the next two years of your life away to At&t.
The HTC Aria is using the Android operating system v2.1, carries a five megapixel camera and has a “bright 3.2 inch HVGA display”. The device is 3G enabled and has an optical track pad, a “responsive capacitive touch screen” and is Wi-Fi enabled. The reports from At&t are stating that the new exclusive Aria under customer qualification will receive access to over 20k At&t hotspots across the country (really under qualification?). At&t also goes on to state that the new Aria incorporates At&t’s HSPA or High Speed Packet Access which will in turn provide a noticeable boost to 3G speeds.
At&t’s Senior Vice President was quoted saying “HTC Aria is the first of several smart phones in our Android portfolio to run the 2.1 platform,” I only know of one Android in your line up At&t do you have more in store for us. Surely you must.
So the wait is over the highly rumored, spy pictured and talked about Aria has made it to a home.
Let us know what you think, are you an At&t customer waiting for a decent Android, or does the iPhone 4 sound way to appetizing?