Looks like AT&T is not relying on iPhone 4 this summer. They have teamed up with HTC to launch a mid-level Android handset the Aria. The HTC Aria is the Android sibling of the HTC HD Mini. The handset has a 3.2-inch screen with (320*480) HVGA resolution.
The phone runs on a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, and packs in 384MB of RAM. The phone also has a 5MP camera with a LED flash.
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.
The Aria also has the connectivity field duly covered with support for 3G, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. The phone also has an optical joystick, and a 2 GB microSD card comes pre-bundled with the device. The phone runs on Android 2.1, and will feature the popular HTC Sense UI.
The device has a 1300 mAh capacity battery, with a quoted standby battery life of up to 15.5 days. The HTC Aria will be available from June 20th onwards across all retail stores for $229.99. Users also get a $100 mail-in rebate from AT&T in the form of AT&T Promotion Card.