HTC announces the Explorer, a true budget Android smartphone

Today HTC announced the HTC Explorer, a pint sized Android phone that will be priced for the budget conscious shopper. The specs are exactly what you would expect from an entry-level phone, but HTC is hoping price and features will move the device instead of overall power. It’s very much reminiscent of the HTC Tattoo, HTC’s first budget Android phone that also shared some of the same features.




The Explorer features a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) display, a 600MHz processor, 512MB RAM, and a 3.0-megapixel camera. It will be running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5 on top. It will be available in three colors: Metallic Black, Active Black and Metallic Navy and customers can purchase option replacement back covers to accent their device: Metallic Blue, Metallic Orange, Metallic White and Metallic Purple.



We probably won’t be seeing the HTC Explorer in the US anytime soon, but it’s said to launch in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East some time early October. As far as pricing, HTC said it would be somewhere below the Wildfire S pricing of $290.

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