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HTC launches low cost Android Explorer mobile phone

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has unveiled the budget feature based HTC Explorer handset, which is set to be their most affordable phone to date.

HTC’s previous feature-limited handsets were the Wildfire and Wildfire S Android mobiles, where this new device arrives with a similar set of features only the mobile phone maker has said this will be aimed at an even lower price point.

The HTC Explorer arrives with a 3.2-inch 320x480 TFT capacitive touch screen, whilst powered by a 600MHz processor, with a 3 megapixel camera and running from Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, plus the latest HTC 3.5 Sense overlay to that platform.

HTC’s Wildfire S was announced at Mobile World Congress this year in Barcelona, with the same CPU and screen size as the Explorer – only with a better gorilla glass display, and a 5MP camera.

The advent of the Explorer could be a direct response to the likes of ZTE and Huawei now producing low-cost phones under their own name, where the Huawei Blaze has been priced at £99 with a similar set of features to this new HTC handset.

No costs have been made public as yet to the HTC Explorer, only that the phone will be available in EMEA and Asia from Q4 of this year and in the colours of metallic black, active black and metallic navy.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.