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HTC has announced a new Android smartphone, the HTC Gratia, which is basically a European version of the HTC Aria. The Gratia gets Android 2.2 Froyo, HTC Sense and a 5-megapixel camera; we're still waiting for the full spec sheet, but we're guessing it has the same 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen as the Aria and the same 600MHz processor, too. The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010. No word on pricing at this stage. Update: HTC has sent us over the spec sheet, and it's confirmed as the same hardware as the Aria. The big difference is obviously the 3G, with the Gratia getting HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 support along with its quadband GSM/EDGE. The display is confirmed at 3.2-inches and HVGA resolution, there's Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi b/g, a microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone socket, GPS, a g-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. Storage is via microSD card, adding to the 512MB of ROM (RAM is 384MB). [gallery] Press Release:
HTC LAUNCHES SLEEK AND COMPACT HTC GRATIA FOR EUROPEAN MARKETS LONDON, UK – 18 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the European launch of HTC Gratia, a rich and elegant addition to Android’s smartphone portfolio. Combining style and functionality, the sleek and compact HTC Gratia features a seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges and a five megapixel colour camera with auto focus. At just over four inches in length and weighing 4.06 ounces, it packs power thanks to Android 2.2 – the latest version of Android. HTC Gratia also embodies the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience, which places you at the centre, by making your phone work in a more personal and natural way, while providing unexpected features that put a smile on your face. It also offers you more ways to stay connected with Friend Stream – an application that brings all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single, organized flow of updates – making keeping in touch with friends on social networks even easier. “HTC’s mantra is to provide a unique mix of experience and choice to people using our phones,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa. “HTC Gratia offers something completely different. Its compact size, beautiful design and power with Android 2.2, combined with its personalised experience through HTC Sense, is uniquely compelling. We can’t wait to bring HTC Gratia to our customers in Europe.” Availability The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010. About HTC HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
Dell’s online store and purchase the Aria for free. This offer also includes free shipping and free activation.
unexpected debut yesterday and isn't set to hit AT&T stores until June 20th, but we've grabbed a handset to bring you all the details ahead of time. Based on Android 2.1 with HTC's familiar Sense UI and a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, you could well argue that this is AT&T's answer to the HTC Legend.
HTC Aria, the Android smartphone we've seen leaked in recent weeks. Set to arrive on AT&T from June 20th, the Aria has a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, HSPA connectivity, Android 2.1 and HTC Sense, along with a 5-megapixel camera. As we've seen in those leaks, it's also a small handset measuring just over 4-inches long and weighing 4.05 ounces; it also has a soft-touch back panel. The HTC Aria will be priced at $129.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and presuming a new two-year agreement. [youtube rNPF-R5Yrts] [gallery] Press Release: POCKET-SIZED HTC ARIA TO PREMIERE ON NATION’S FASTEST 3G NETWORK Android 2.1 & HTC Sense™ Experience Combined With 7.2 HSPA Speeds Offers Exceptional Mobile Broadband Performance DALLAS and BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 14, 2010 – AT&T* and HTC Corporation (“HTC”) today announced that HTC Aria™, a rich and powerful addition to AT&T’s Android smartphone portfolio, will be available exclusively at AT&T beginning June 20. Pocket-sized and packing the power of the Android 2.1 platform, a five megapixel camera and a bright 3.2 inch HVGA display, HTC Aria offers AT&T customers Android smartphone functionality in an amazingly easy-to-carry design. The combination of 3G speed, a responsive capacitive touch screen and an optical joystick makes HTC Aria an ideal smartphone for mobile broadband. HTC Aria is Wi-Fi capable and qualifying customers will receive access to AT&T Wi-Fi, with more than 20,000 hotspots across the U.S. In addition, HTC Aria is compatible with AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology. This technology provides a considerable boost to 3G speeds when combined with expanded backhaul. The combination of faster wireless networks, smartphones like HTC Aria, and tens of thousands of available innovative mobile apps allows AT&T customers to mobilize virtually everything, from video and music, to social networking, to business applications. “HTC Aria is the first of several smartphones in our Android portfolio to run the 2.1 platform,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you combine the nation’s fastest 3G network, and access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network, HTC Aria will be one of the best Android smartphones available.” HTC Aria features the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which automatically delivers the most-wanted information by bringing it to the forefront of the mobile experience. Featuring the latest version of HTC Sense, HTC Aria offers even more ways to stay connected, including Friend Stream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates in a single, consolidated view. “Its unique combination of compact size and beautiful design instantly separates HTC Aria from the pack of ‘me-too’ smartphones,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America. “But what really differentiates HTC Aria from other smartphones is the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, which we are pleased to be bringing to AT&T customers. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC Aria organizes all of your communications in the most human way possible – by person.” A full selection of the newest and most popular Google services can be accessed with HTC Aria. This includes Google search, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and more. With Android Market, customers can also choose from more than 50,000 applications to further personalize the mobile experience. Along with being ultra-small at just over 4 inches long and weighing a mere 4.05 ounces, HTC Aria’s seamless wrap-around soft-touch back cover eliminates sharp edges, making HTC Aria exceptionally convenient to carry and comfortable to hold as well. Featuring the best selection of smartphones and OS, AT&T is ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among smartphone owners. AT&T plans to expand its Android portfolio to include other Android smartphones during the second half of 2010. Pricing and Availability HTC Aria will be available on June 20 at AT&T retail locations nationwide or at http://www.att.com/wireless for $129.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (pay $229.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $100 AT&T Promotion Card. Two-year agreement required and smartphone data plan required).
AndroidGuys suggesting it's the new HTC Aria headed to AT&T. According to their source it runs Android 2.1 complete with HTC Sense, and has a 5-megapixel camera, microUSB port and an optical joystick. Interestingly, though the images aren't the best quality, the phone pictured does bear a striking resemblance in cross-section to the HTC HD mini. That handset hasn't been released in the US, so it's possible that HTC could've borrowed the industrial design for use on the Aria. Alternatively it could've been used as the basis for some industrious Photoshopping. Assuming it's real, and based on that comparison, our assumption is that the Aria would have a 3.2-inch HVGA display. AT&T are tipped to announce the Aria next week. [gallery]