After several days of cat and mouse games’ regarding HTC’s latest Android device, the handset maker has decided to go official by announcing the new HTC Explorer smart phone. HTC Explorer which had previously been referred to as Pico in leaked, unconfirmed and blurry images is designed with reasonable hardware configurations some of which resembles that of its earlier siblings such as Wildfire S but with affordability in mind. The handset maker is clearly targeting consumers in need of low priced Android smart phones but with basic functionalities; HTC Explorer’s digital camera’s megapixels have been reduced to 3.15-Megapixel down from 5.0-Megapixel placed in its sibling Wildfire S. it however comes equipped with additional exclusive features such as a data monitor that essentially allows users to track their data usage without seeking a third party’s services.
HTC Explorer boasts of being the most compact amongst its siblings measuring just 102.8mmx57.2mmx12.9mm with a 3.2 inch HVGA display screen. In addition, it comes with flourished features such as the latest Sense 3.5 UI and full web browsing experience with support for flash. Apparently, HTC has managed to ensure its latest device stays relevant in a highly competitive Android market segment by integrating worthy hardware configurations despite its relatively low price. On top of that, HTC Explorer’s back covers are exchangeable, a feature hardly available on other devices in it genre. It comes in a variety of colors ranging from active black, metallic black, active navy to metallic navy with a range of separate back covers featuring different colors such as active blue, active white, active orange and active purple to suit variant user preferences. It’s powered by a modest 600MHz Qualcomm processor which coincides with its pricing structure as compared to its earlier siblings.
HTC Explore has 90MB onboard internal storage capacity which can be expanded using an external MicroSD card of up to 32GB. In addition, HTC Explorer is 3G enabled supporting up to 14.4Mbps on HSDPA and 5.7Mbps on HSUPA. As anticipated from a modest processor speed, the handset runs on Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system rather than v2.3.5. Other features include; WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi hotspot and Bluetooth. HTC plans to ship its latest budget friendly Android smart phone dubbed ‘Explorer’ to Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia before the year ends.
HTC Explorer Features/Specifications;
- Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system
- 600MHz Qualcomm processor
- 3.15-Megapixel camera (2048×1536 pixels)
- 3.2 inch (320×480 pixels) HVGA display screen
- 90MB internal storage capacity, 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM
- Supports MicroSD card up to 32GB
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
- 3G enabled; 14.4Mbps on HSDPA and 5.7Mbps on HSUPA
- HTML supported browser
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