HTC Aria Shattered

Apple has received its share of ridicule over the many failings of the iPhone 4. Today it has some company. It turns out that the HTC Aria is every bit as fragile as the iPhone. Take a simple trip to the store, add an HTC Aria resting in the cup holder of a baby’s stroller and a small bump dropping the Aria onto the ground from a relatively short height. What do you get? A shattered Aria.

Looking at the damage sustained, one woud think someone threw this against a wall. A simple drop should not be enough to shatter a phone worth $50, let alone $400. Add to the problem the fact that the phone was purchased less than a week ago and you can see why this was so annoying. Looking at a 2 year contract with a shattered phone is not too appealing a prospect. Fortunately luck may have played a positive role too in this story though. I’ll wait to see if it pans out then post an update. Until then, don’t drop your Aria, especially if you haven’t renewed your phone insurance.

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  • Kati

    so sad….I really hope HTC responds to my email.

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  • Unbalanced

    My family is on its 6th Aria in 3 1/2 months, all because of shattered screens. My daughter and I bought the same model and have each shattered 2 of them. We are not reckless and have never had a problem with breaking phones in the past. This phone is just too fragile.

    • http://tech.jdpadgett.com PadgettTech

      Wow. 6 Arias? Hopefully you’re insured. I would suggest taking a look at the Xperia X10 or the Captivate if you’re stuck with AT&T. They aren’t nearly as fragile.