HTC has launched today a new Android based smartphone called the HTC Gratia which, according to the Press Release, will be available starting October on major European carriers, with an approximate price tag of 300EU (roughly $415).
The device is running Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 600Mhz processor, 512 MB ROM, 384MB RAM, 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480) display, with a Radio supporting HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz) and Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz). The usual suspects are present too, such as G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, digital Compass, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and secondary VGA (640 x 480) camera for video calling plus the additional optical trackball.
The HTC Gratia (that is the European HTC Aria) – looking very much like the HTC HD Mini without the optical trackball, with a nice black finish and an industrial design featuring screws on its back, will be a budget Android device with moderate specs and will make a nice entry-level handset for those new to the smartphone world. “HTC Gratia offers something completely different. Its compact size, beautiful design and power with Android 2.2, combined with its personalised experience through HTC Sense, is uniquely compelling. We can’t wait to bring HTC Gratia to our customers in Europe” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Source: HTC Romania