My brother likes my Aria so much that he wants to get one himself(He likes small phones too). I encouraged him to get the Desire C since it's more powerful and updated, but he wouldn't have any of it. He didn't care for power as long as the phone could do regular things. He also didn't care for the way the Desire C looked, and liked the Aria's sleek design better.
Looks like the Aria still has some charm