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HTC Aria: AT&T to Block Third-Party Applications

We’re not too sure why the Big Blue continues to go this route with Android devices on their network but apparently after AT&T disallowing third-party apps on their first Android smartphone, the Motorola Backflip, the Big Blue drew some heat from their Android users, but it appears AT&T didn’t learn anything from that.

According to an article over on Nexus404 by Kevin Schram, AT&T will again block any application that isn’t available via the Android Market on the HTC Aria handset.

The Big Blue has been kind of lacking when it comes to introducing new Android smartphones to its customers, and really as the Android platform is an open source OS then third-party apps should be allowed. However it seems that AT&T is trying to turn their Android devices into an iPhone type device with its closed system.

So are you going to grab the HTC Aria on AT&T and if so are you ok with AT&T’s decision to restrict what apps you can have on your HTC Aria? Feel free to drop us a comment on your views in the area below.

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3 thoughts on “HTC Aria: AT&T to Block Third-Party Applications”

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    claudia says:

    My BB just broke and I was considering an Aria until I understood ATT blocks your consumer rights (freedoms). So back to the research drawing board . . .

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