AT&T has just launched its second smartphone running Google’s Android OS. The HTC Aria has a mid-range feature set and price.
It has a tablet shape with a 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 (HVGA) touchscreen and an optical trackball but no sliding keyboard.
Thanks to Google’s operating system, it comes with a suite of communication, entertainment, and productivity software, as well as access to many thousands of additional apps on the Android Market.
More Hardware Details
The HTC Aria is able to access AT&T’s 7.2 Mbps 3G network, and it also sports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
In addition, the model has a 5 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
This smartphone was previously known by its code-name, HTC Liberty.
Pricing and Availability
The HTC Aria is available now at AT&T’s website and at this carrier’s retail stores.
It costs $130 with a qualifying two-year service contract and a $100 mail-in rebate.
The HTC Aria is only AT&T’s second model with the Android OS, as this carrier was slow to adopt Google’s operating system.
On the other hand, the Aria is far from AT&T’s first HTC device. These two companies have been working together for many years.