Today AT&T officially announced the release of the HTC Aria. The phone has had some details leak out over the past month, but has mostly remained a mystery until now. Full specs include:
- Qualcomm MSM7227 processor at 600MHz
- Android 2.1 with HTC Sense.
- 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen at 320×480.
- 512MB ROM/384MB RAM
- 2GB microSD card included.
- Dimensions 4.1 by 2.3 by 0.46 inches.
- Weight (with battery): 3.8 ounces.
- Battery: 1200mAh. (Talk time rated at up to 6 hours, standby up to 15.5 days)
- Quadband EDGE (850/900/1800/1900), dual band HSPA (850/1900).
- 5MP camera.
- Digital compass.
The Aria will launch on June 20th at a price of $129 with contract (after a $100 mail in rebate). No details on a no contract price were announced yet. The 600 MHz processor is a little disappointing given the wealth of smartphones coming out with the Snapdragon processor, but it should still be able to keep up for the most part. It's good to see Android 2.1 (with a 2.2 upgrade hopefully not far after launch). This marks the first time AT&T customers will get a chance to use the raved after Sense UI, so even with it's small size it should be a big seller. Hopefully AT&T will leave the Android experience intact to avoid having another Motorala Backflip for the critics to rip apart.