First pictured back in September, the HTC Explorer has just set out on its adventure in the UK through the network Three – which has announced the handset on a monthly tariff and PAYG and it’s gone on public sale from today.
Previously stated for a October 31st launch and announced first by Three and then Vodafone, it’s actually Three that are the company to grab the pocket journeyman and only a few days after the expected arrival date. The HTC Explorer looks set to undercut the Wildfire S as the ‘affordable’ smart-phone of the HTC range if we look at the technical details. The HTC Explorer will come in 3 tones – a metallic blue, traditional black and a rubberised effect for the active mobile user. It’ll feature a diminutive HVGA touchscreen which measures just 3.2” and the camera snaps at a respectable 3-megapixel – a nice size, casual and pocket-friendly shooter, but with no flash however.
As standard the gadget comes with the latest suitable Android – 2.3.4 Gingerbread with HTC Sense bringing the weather app and social integration with the FriendStream. A built in web browser can handle Flash and URL prediction and all this comes running in on a not-too-shabby 600MHz CPU.
Nothing fancy here with the HTC Explorer but a nice contender for the cruiserweight title of the smartphone market. Appealing for the budget-conscious mobile buyer looking to experience a smartphone but isn’t too demanding of the spec and Three offer all this for free on contracts from just £15 per month or a pocket-friendly £129.99 for Pay As You Go model – it’s up for grabs right now in store and online.