More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
HTC Aria Section Now Online
Views are somewhat mixed about whether or not HTC are going in the right direction by releasing mid-range specification phones such as the newly unveiled Aria, but we’re sure that there are many who are eager to get their hands on the device. For this reason, we’ve just added an Aria section to the forums, which will be the home for development-related discussions about the device.
The Aria will feature a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, a 5 mexapixel camera, a 600MHz processor and 384MB of RAM. It’s exclusive to AT&T and comes with Android 2.1 and HTC Sense preloaded. You can visit the new section now by following this link.
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