PSA: HTC Aria Available Today at AT&T

Just a friendly reminder that the HTC Aria is now officially available through AT&T’s website and retail stores around the country.  As of today, June 20th, the cost is $129.99 upfront with no rebates to worry about.  AT&T is taking the $100 off the top as part of an “online discount”.  That’s not a bad price at all considering what you get. Full cost, without a contract, the phone will set you back $379.99 .

The Aria runs Android 2.1 with HTC’s Sense UI and falls right in the middle of the line in terms of today’s handsets.  If you’re looking for your first Android phone, the Aria would be a wise choice.  However, if you are looking to upgrade from a previous Android phone and really want AT&T service, we recommend waiting for the Captivate later this summer.

Hardware specifications:

  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
  • 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor
  • 512MB ROM/384MB RAM
  • 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (320×480)
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 2GB microSD card included
  • Dimensions 4.1 by 2.3 b0.46 inches
  • Weight (with battery): 3.8 ounces
  • Battery: 1200mAh
  • Quadband EDGE (850/900/1800/1900), dual band HSPA (850/1900)
  • Digital compass, WiFi, aGPS, HSPA 7.2

This is AT&T’s second Android handset, following the Motorola Backflip.

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13 Comments

  1. Ross
    June 20, 19:51 Reply

    Just went and picked one up. It's a really nice little device, a sleeper for sure. I've got so many different devices but I think this will be my daily phone, it's fast and capable – but most important it's easy to carry around.

  2. Andy
    June 20, 21:07 Reply

    I have to wait until tomorrow, my local store doesn't have it in the system until then for some weird reason

  3. Iria00
    June 20, 18:32 Reply

    Another example of AT&T crippling an Android phone with the "no sideloading" of non-Android Market "feature." They've made so many negative moves I'm out once the Galaxy S hits T-Mo or Verizon.

    No, I don't want the "Captivate" as AT&T has crippled it the same way, and reportedly, it's the only S model w/out a front facing camera

  4. Chris
    June 21, 01:28 Reply

    I picked this up today and I am very satisfied. Sure they may have crippled it as come say, but if your on AT&T and don't want to follow the status quo with an iphone, this is a nice device.

    Besides, I give it a week at most before it is rooted and full functionality is restored.

  5. Paul
    June 21, 01:56 Reply

    How many off the chart non-Android Market apps are there to make this "crippling" a real issue? I hear people complain about it all the time, but being a non-Android user right now (BB user), how much of a factor is this really going to be?

  6. @Mardenator
    June 21, 04:36 Reply

    question: if i buy it unlocked, can i use it on Tmobile? and will it still have the AT&T restrictions?

    • Mike
      June 22, 19:16 Reply

      You can use it on T-Mobile…sorta. AT&T and T-Mobile use different frequencies for their 3G networks – which means that while voice will work fine, you'll be limited to Edge if you use this with T-Mobile.

  7. mutiara
    June 26, 16:04 Reply

    welcome htc.. is it only for at&t?

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