HTC Aria heading to AT&T for $129 after rebate

June 14, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



AT&T has decided to take the veil off the HTC-built Android device that briefly appeared in a YouTube video released last week. Today, AT&T confirmed that the HTC Aria is a $129.99 device that will be released June 20.

The Aria sports an Android 2.1 version of HTC’s Sense UI. The 3.2-inch, all-touchscreen device comes with a 5MP camera, and is compatible with AT&T’s 7.2 Mbps data. The Aria will also represent many firsts for an Android device on AT&T: it’s the first HTC or Sense device, the first subsidized device to run something higher than Android 1.5, and the first device with an optical trackpad.

HTC will sell the Aria for $129.99.  Here are the specs and image shots placed on AT&T’s website.

  • Operating System: Google Android Operating System version 2.1
    • 7-panel home screen with widget support and HTC Sense™
  • BLUETOOTH® 2.1 with A2DP Stereo
  • Orientation: GPS/AGPS, Digital compass, G-Sensor
  • Proximity sensor; light sensor
  • Web Browser: Android Webkit full HTML browser for “PC-like” web browsing
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g and AT&T Hot Spots for instant Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 locations
  • 3G: Broadband data speeds on the nation’s fastest 3G network
  • Touchscreen: HTC Sense™ interface, 3.2-in. HVGA
  • Camera: 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and video
  • Messaging and Email
    • Text and multimedia messaging (SMS, MMS)
    • POP3/IMAP (embedded), Corporate email synch, Push Gmail
    • Google Talk™ and IM (AIM, Live, Yahoo)
  • Music and Video
    • PLAYABLE FORMATS: H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4
    • Video capture, playback and streaming
    • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • PC Connectivity: USB 2.0 (High Speed) standard micro USB connector
  • Bands/Modes: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS
  • Internal Memory: 512 MB Flash, 256 MB RAM
  • Expandable Memory: microSD slot, 2 GB preinstalled (Up to 32 GB)
  • Physical
    • Weight: 4.6 oz.
    • Size: (H X W X D): 4.6 x 2.3 x 0.47 in
  • Power
    • Battery: 1300 mAh
    • Talk time: up to 6 hrs
    • Standby time: up to 15.5 days
  • U-Pick: Want another feature? Find and download the app that will do it from the Android Market!