HTC Aria: Petite Android phone packs powerful punch
By Joni Blecher Follow me on Twitter | Monday, June 21, 2010 (permalink)
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At CTIA this Spring, AT&T announced that we would start seeing some Android phones debut on its network this year. The first Android phone was the Motorola Backflip and now that cell phone is being followed up by the HTC Aria. This petite cell phone packs a powerful feature punch: it's running Android 2.1 with HTC Sense (so you get the HTC touchscreen keyboard instead of the Android version, which is arguably easier to use), 3G connectivity and the ability to be used around the world, and of course has WiFi. Other noteworthy features include a 5-Megapixel camera with auto focus, optimized Qualcomm 600MHz processor for a speedy navigation experience, a digital compass, and of course Bluetooth. Although it's not as large as other HTC Android phones, it is pretty sturdy with a rubberized back screwed onto the back of the cell phone. In short, it's a pretty powerful smartphone that won't take up a lot of space in the pocket.