HTC has announced plans to shower Europe with its new Android smartphone, the HTC Gratia, which is set to arrive in November.
The new phone is basically a rebadged HTC Aria with added 3G and HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 support backing up the quadband GSM/EDGE connectivity.
The display is a relatively modest 3.2-inches and HVGA affair (that’s 320 x 480 in pixels-speak), and the Gratia purrs along on Android 2.2 Froyo with an equally modest 600MHz processor inside.
The phone is liberally drizzled with HTC’s rather dandy Sense interface and there’s a 5-megapixel snapper on the back.
Connectivity comes in the shape of Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and WiFi b/g and there’s also GPS, a g-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor onboard.
A good ol’ 3.5mm headphone socket is there for your headphone inserting joy, and storage comes in the shape of 512MB of ROM (RAM is 384MB) and a microSD card slot.
Here’s HTC oozing love over their new product, which is available in charcoal black, forest green and pearl white:
Combining style and functionality, the sleek and compact HTC Gratia features a seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges and a five megapixel colour camera with auto focus. At just over four inches in length and weighing 4.06 ounces, it packs power thanks to Android 2.2 – the latest version of Android.
HTC Gratia also embodies the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience, which places you at the centre, by making your phone work in a more personal and natural way, while providing unexpected features that put a smile on your face. It also offers you more ways to stay connected with Friend Stream – an application that brings all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single, organized flow of updates – making keeping in touch with friends on social networks even easier.