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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make...

January 22nd 2012 at 5:42pm 0 Comments
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AT&T had just said in the past few days that the Aria's Android 2.2 update was in the labs... and, well, here it is. That was a pretty painless wait, right (assuming you don't count the wait since Asia got it)? The download is up on HTC's site right now, weighing in at 165MB and warning that it'...

February 27th 2011 at 8:50am 0 Comments
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We know this isn't exactly the news you wanted to hear, AT&T customers, but it's comforting to know that the diminutive Aria has been upgraded to Froyo somewhere, isn't it? HTC's support page for Southeast Asia now reports availability of an over-the-air update to build 2.37.708.5 for the phone...

December 16th 2010 at 11:05pm 0 Comments
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It seems like launching a battalion of new handsets over the past month wasn't enough for HTC, so today the company's rolling out yet another option for European mobile phone buyers. Americans will already be familiar with the Gratia from their experience with AT&T's Aria, which looks to have m...

October 18th 2010 at 6:29am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. Today, we have mobile phones in our sights -- and you can head to the Ba...

August 17th 2010 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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We suppose this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but we're still disappointed to see that HTC has pulled the version its Sync app that had been posted late last week with support for sideloading of Android apps on AT&T's Aria, seemingly by mistake. Given that the new version of Sync had...

July 15th 2010 at 2:47pm 0 Comments
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Looks like more than HTC's description was erroneous yesterday afternoon -- we've just confirmed that the HTC Sync desktop client for the AT&T Aria allows users to install third-party apps on non-rooted devices, just as promised. We ran some quick tests, and while it doesn't actually enable any...

July 11th 2010 at 12:48pm 0 Comments
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$130 for the newest member of AT&T's Android family? Funk that noise! Dell -- yes, the same Dell that will be offering its own Android phones on AT&T in the near future -- is selling the just-released Aria for free when activated on a new line with a two-year contract. Of course, it's a tim...

June 21st 2010 at 9:01pm 0 Comments
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The latest Engadget Mobile Podcast, finally available as a hi-fi download, finds Chris and Myriam deep in the throes of discriminating phone fandom (e.g., Phandom). Hear the pair wallow through oceans of new handsets from Nokia, Samsung, and HTC as they make sense of this week's mobile hardware l...

June 21st 2010 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Good news, Android fans! HTC's Aria -- arguably the first Google-fied phone on AT&T worth caring about -- is seemingly slipping onto carrier floors a few days early. As the story goes, the Sense-equipped, Android 2.1-powered handset was supposed to go on sale this Sunday, but based on these unb...

June 18th 2010 at 1:04pm 0 Comments