HTC Australia have announced today, via Facebook, that the HTC Aria will be launched/officially announced/something tomorrow but have given no ideas as to which Carrier it will come to. We’ve reported in the past that it would be Optus, but strange things can happen.

The Aria would sit well at VHA or Optus as a direct ‘opponent’ to the low priced HTC Wildfire, which we just reviewed.

We’ll keep you informed!

Source: HTC Australia - Facebook.
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The_Guy
The_Guy
10 years ago

Best combination between price and performance. The higher quality screen is a real plus over the wildfire, but if its $49 a month, ill have to pass.

Cooper
Cooper
10 years ago

I hear $49cap OPTUS

spoco2
spoco2
10 years ago

It’s my new phone… really, this is the one I’ve been waiting for… come oooon! Come to Virgin, $29 Smart Cap, and it’ll be all mine… and $29 Easy cap for my wife, two sales just waiting here… come to Virgin… come… come… 😀

It’s just that perfect little phone with a slightly larger screen than my current touch phone (3″ Viewty… clunky little number), HTC sexiness, and that 320×480 iPhone 3G resolution screen… perfect, perfect.

Kavierer Loopjers
Reply to  spoco2
10 years ago

Agreed. I’ll pay off my blokia and jump on this with Virgin… Thank god Virgin allows you to leave contract after just 6 months.

LustStarrr
Reply to  Kavierer Loopjers
10 years ago

My contract with virgin ends at the last week of October…But I would really like this one on Vodafone as Virgin/Floptus 3g only works outdoors or with an xternal antenna in my street in Belmore…

chaosdave
chaosdave
10 years ago

yay hopefully optus means virgin ! All you vodafone customers complaining, stop whining you have had the legend and the n1 while we have yet to see a htc android phone

dawdle
dawdle
10 years ago

The Aria would seem more competitive as a lower-end Android device, surely with its better resolution?

Mike
Mike
10 years ago

Just above the time on the right hand sides says Optus, so I imagine it would be them

rightwingman
rightwingman
Reply to  Buzz Moody
10 years ago

Optus don’t brand their handsets physically, only Telstra do.

arthur k
10 years ago

What market share does HTC have worldwide at the moment?

Max Rockatanksy
10 years ago

wouldve been cool on vha, so i guess ill cross this off the list.

LustStarrr
Reply to  Max Rockatanksy
10 years ago

FLOPTUS …blah…What the h*** VHA doin….**Sigh**

rightwingman
rightwingman
10 years ago

Its being launched at Optus on postpaid, sometime in October. Could be anywhere from 19C to 29C to 49C. Staff have been trained on the device.

rightwingman
rightwingman
Reply to  rightwingman
10 years ago

Specifically its being ‘announced’ by HTC tomorrow but wont be in stores for a few weeks at Optus

LustStarrr
10 years ago

Fingers Crossed …please let it be on “3”

LustStarrr
Reply to  LustStarrr
10 years ago

HTC touch diamond (running windows mobile 6.1) is on 3 for $19 cap.

LustStarrr
Reply to  LustStarrr
10 years ago

I have seen HTC touch diamond on 3 website now its vanished…Strange!!

ilzy
ilzy
10 years ago

wow, all this time and it’s being launched tomorrow to a currently unknown carrier??? you’d think that we’d’ve known about this weeks ago! (at least by rumour)

nobodyatwp
10 years ago

come on Virgin dooo eeeeet

Kavierer Loopjers
Reply to  nobodyatwp
10 years ago

Yes, please…. finally!!! Do it Virgin