Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale ships in black or white
Fitbit has added to its range of connected, health-oriented gadgets such as the Ultra Tracker with the Aria Wi-Fi smart scale. The scale can track the weight, Body Mass Index, and body fat percentage of up to eight users. It automatically uploads this data to an online database users can access through a free account through a website as well as an iOS or Android app.
Update arriving on Friday
AT&T has announced that it is finally ready to release an Android 2.2 update for HTC's Aria handset. The carrier promises the update to arrive on Friday, after the company began releasing over-the-air Froyo updates for Samsung's Captivate handset earlier today.
Best Buy Free Phone Friday shows four handsets
Best Buy's current Free Phone Friday in October has focused heavily on Android and includes the HTC Aria for AT&T, the Samsung Intercept for Sprint, and LG Ally for Verizon with just one feature phone, the Samsung Gravity 3 for T-Mobile. Best Buy launched the program for the month of October and includes a choice of smartphones that only require a two-year contract. The Aria is the best deal judging by the specs, as it includes a five-megapixel camera, GPS and Android 2.1.
Best Buy to offer Free Phone Fridays in October
Best Buy Mobile on Tuesday announced it will start a Free Phone Fridays promotion on every Friday in October, starting October 1. There will be four phones available to represent AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. They will cost nothing but will require signing a two-year contract.
HTC Sync for PC lets Aria get third-party apps
HTC has released a new Sync desktop client that should allow users of the AT&T Aria to install third-party apps on non-rooted devices. The apps won't have to be downloaded using the handset from the Android Market, with an install as easy as a drag and drop when the Aria is connected to a computer over USB. The HTC Sync update is now available for download from HTC's support site.
HTC threatens ROM hack site with legal action
A website that distributes leaked HTC ROMs, Shipped-ROMs, has been served with a cease and desist order from handset maker HTC's lawyers. HTC says the website is illegally copying "HTC's original art work." The site is about a month old and already has the ROM for nearly every HTC handset made so far, including the recent Aria/Liberty and dating back to the MDA Compact.
HTC Aria to arrive at AT&T under different name
The upcoming HTC Aria handset, which is expected to be the first HTC-made Android handset at AT&T, may get a name change to either Liberty or Intruder, as hinted at by two leaked images. The first image comes from Android Central and reveals a near carbon copy of what we've seen of the Aria, but is called Liberty.