HTC Gratia Is Green, Sexy

HTC has just released the Gratia, a nice, compact Android smartphone with an HTC Sense overlay. The phone weights 4 ounces and has a five megapixel camera. It also has something called a “seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges,” which suggests that blunt force trauma has been a problem with HTC phones in the past.

No pricing or other blah-de-blah because this is European-only right now and it’s not coming for a few months.

LONDON, UK – 18 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the European launch of HTC Gratia, a rich and elegant addition to Android’s smartphone portfolio.
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.
“HTC’s mantra is to provide a unique mix of experience and choice to people using our phones,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa. “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.”
The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010.
HTC Gratia Specifications
· 600 MHz
Operating System
Android™ 2.2 with HTC Senseä
· ROM: 512 MB
· RAM: 384 MB
103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm (4.09 x 2.27 x 0.46 inches)
115 grams (4.06 ounces) with battery
3.2-inch touch screen with 320 X 480 resolution
· HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
· Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Onscreen navigation
Optical trackball
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Bluetooth® 2.1 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus
VGA (640 x 480) resolution
Expansion slot
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
Special Features
Friend Stream

via Giz