AT&T and HTC announce the HTC Aria low cost, compact Android smartphone

HTC announced their first Google Android device on AT&T, the HTC Aria. This looks to be a good alternative to those on AT&T who do not want an iPhone, but then why else would you be on AT&T?

AT&T is the carrier with the weakest lineup of Google Android smartphones, but you can't really blame them when they have the Apple iPhone locked down on their network. A new iPhone launches on AT&T next week which looks to give HTC just a small window to announce the new HTC Aria Google Android device. I personally am more of a fan of the Google Android operating system and think this looks like a nice device for those on AT&T looking for something other than an iPhone this summer.

THe HTC Aria is powered by Android 2.1 with HTC Sense. Other key specifications and features include a 5-megapixel camera, 3.2 inch HVGA display, and price of just $129.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two year agreement. The HTC Aria will be available on June 20th, the same week as the iPhone 4. It is quite a compact device with a length of just over 4 inches and a weight of 4.05 ounces.