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HTC Explorer 3.2” Android smartphone makes a debut: the company’s most affordable

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HTC Explorer 3.2” Android smartphone makes a debut: the company’s most affordable
The HTC Explorer, earlier leaked as the HTC Pico, has arrived in its full Sensed up Android glory and it’s the most affordable smartphone by HTC to date. With a 3.2” HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) screen displaying the latest of the Sense 3.5 UI, the Explorer targets savvy buyers and first-time smartphone adopters. 

The handset comes in a small, rounded body and a variety of colors. It will ship in three color versions: metallic black, active black and metallic navy, but you’d be able to later customize it to other jazzy colors with optional battery covers. It seems a bit bulky, though, especially when considering its thick, 0.5" (12.8mm) profile.

Under the hood, there's a humble 600MHz processor powering Android Gingerbread. The internal memory of the handset stands at 512MB, but it's expandable via microSD cards.

Not surprisingly, it Explorer will be cheaper than its current low-end offering, the Wildfire S, so that should mean somewhere below $290. The HTC Explorer release date for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia is set for Q4 2011, so it’s definitely coming soon. So far, there’s no word whether the affordable handset will come to the States, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. 


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