The HTC Aria will be officially announced tomorrow, at a press event in Sydney. It’s another of their smaller smartphones, in terms of its dimensions, and its 600 MHz processor.
According to the specifications listed on the HTC Asia Pacific site (se below), the Aria will run on Android 2.1 (aka Éclair), with as ever the HTC Sense user interface overlay.
HTC Aria release date and price
The HTC Aria release date in Australia is mid-October, and it will be exclusive to Optus until the end of 2010.
The minimum cost of the HTC Aria will be $1,176, payable over 24 months on the $49 Optus Cap plan, or the $49 Business Complete Advantage plan for small business customers. On both plans the cost up-front for the HTC Aria is $0.
Regarding the possibility of an upgrade to the Android v2.2 operating system, also known as Froyo, HTC said:
HTC is focused on delivering the best mobile experience for its customers. At this stage we have no specific updates on when or if Froyo will be available on the HTC Aria.
Operating system: Android 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense overlay