HTC Aria goes to Australia on Optus, will be available mid-October

The HTC Aria was at first thought to be an exclusive to AT&T, a phone tailor-made for the second biggest US carrier. That turned out not to be true a few weeks ago, when news broke that the Aria has become available in HTC’s native Taiwan as well.

And today there’s news of a third country that will get this midrange Android-powered smartphone – Australia. Optus will sell the phone starting in mid-October, and apparently they are the exclusive carrier for this handset in Australia.

You will be able to get the HTC Aria on Optus for free if you get a $49/month 2-year contract.

The phone comes with HTC Sense. Here are some spec highlights of the HTC Aria:

  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3.2″ 320×480 capacitive touchscreen
  • 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 5 MP autofocus camera
  • 3.5 mm headset jack, FM radio, optical trackpad
  • Android 2.1 OS
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 104.1 x 58.4 x 11.7 mm
  • Weight: 115 g

Nothing groundbreaking here, but a very decent smartphone offering that is finally headed to Australia.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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