So it turns out Techanist was right last month when they said the HTC Aria would be headed to Optus. This morning’s HTC announcement, attended by Neerav Bhatt, provided the crucial pricing information: $49/mo (includes 1GB of data). That puts it on an equal par with the HTC Wildfire on Telstra, as well as it having slightly better specs. $49/mo is still a lot considering the top-end Samsung Galaxy S also sits on the same plan.
The Aria runs Android 2.1 with a 600MHz CPU & 3.2″ HVGA display. As it’s running 2.1, HTCSense.com’s features such as remote wipe & backup won’t work.