HTC today released HTC Aria for Malaysian market , adding it to long list of Android smartphone model available here. This little known smartphone is first unveiled on June this year for North American market.
Looking at it’s spec and the retail price, HTC Aria is positioned between HTC Wildfire and HTC Desire and close to HTC Legend. With 3.2″ screen size, HTC Aria is one of the smallest Android smartphone in market, close to HTC HD2 Mini or Sony Xperia 10 Mini. The processor is slightly better than HTC Widfire, but it packed with 512 MB ROM and 384 MB RAM. It will be shipped with Android 2.1 with HTC Sense 1.6. Other specs include 5Megapixel camera, AGPS and etc
In what becoming trend lately, this smartphone will exclusively available only at Digi stores beginning early September. Suggested retail price is RM1799, but undoubtedly Digi will aggressively price this smartphone to be attractive. The availability through retailer is unknown but usually the exclusivity only for 1 month period.
Operation Sysyem: Android 2.1
Processor : 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7227
Memory : 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
Dimensions (LxWxT) : 103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm
Weight : 115 grams (with battery)
Display : 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen with 320 X 480 HVGA resolution
• GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• HSPA 900/2100 MHz
• Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo
• WiFi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Onscreen navigation : Optical Joystick
GPS : Internal GPS antenna
Sensors : Digital compass, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Camera : 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
Battery : 1200 mAh Li-Ion
Expansion slot : microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
POCKET-SIZED HTC ARIA DEBUTS IN ASIA PACIFIC
Malaysia – 18 August, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced HTC Aria™. This pocket-sized dynamo packs a punch with a five megapixel camera, a bright 3.2 inch HVGA display, and offers users Android smartphone functionality in an amazingly easy-to-carry design.
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 Jack Tong, vice president of HTC Asia Pacific. “But what really differentiates HTC Aria from other smartphones is the acclaimed HTC Sense experience. 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.”
“DiGi is always exploring new ways to enrich our customer experience, and through our exclusive arrangement with HTC, we will be the first to offer this sleek and affordable Android handheld to all our customers. The HTC Aria will be perfect for those who are venturing into Android smartphones for the first time. Together with HTC and DiGi’s attractive smartphone packages, the HTC Aria will offer our customers a new experience of mobile connectivity in their lives,” said Loh Keh Jiat, DiGi’s Head of Product Marketing.
A full selection of the newest and most popular Google services can be accessed with HTC Aria. This includes Google search, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and more. With Android Market, customers can also choose from more than 70,000 applications to further personalize the mobile experience.
Along with being ultra-small at just over 10cm long and weighing a mere 115g (battery included), 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.
Pricing and Availability
The new HTC Aria is available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM 1,799*.
Availability at DiGi Centres and DiGi Specialised Stores will be in early September 2010. Standard
retail HTC Aria package will come with a 2GB microSD™ card.