HTC launched ‘HTC Explorer‘ – its new Android-based mobile phone at a price of Rs 11,650 in India. One of the cheapest Android-powered smartphone in HTC’s range, HTC Explorer is equipped with a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, 3-MP camera and 600-MHz processor and comes with HTC Sense technology.
The handset also includes a customisable lock screen enables quick access to the camera. The handset also supports Adobe Flash.
The company has also partnered with telecom services provider Vodafone to offer subscribers data plans and the offer is valid up to December 31. Users would get 200 MB data usage for Rs 100, 1GB for Rs 375 and 2GB for Rs 650.
Intuitive, easy to use lockscreen and homescreen: The lockscreen lets you access your contacts, mail, camera, and messages in one swipe even when your phone is locked. And to make things convenient for you, HTC Explorer offers an intuitive, clean homescreen design that focuses on the most frequently used features and notifies you when you’ve received an email or text message or have a calendar event.
Web browsing similar to your desktop computer: With HTC Explorer, you’ll enjoy web browsing that’s similar to your desktop computer. Websites are easy to find and easy to read. To make your viewing even easier, the HTC Explorer automatically adjusts the text on your screen so you won’t have to pan left and right to get all the news. Zoom in and dial a phone number on the web page in one easy step. And when you click on an address, a map opens up instantly for you to check out its location.
Putting you in control: HTC Explorer understands your desire to control costs and select the right data plan. After all, does anyone really know how much data it takes to open up their favorite website? HTC Explorer monitors your data usage and gives you a history of the last 3 months so you can find the best data plan and adjust your usage to stay within your budget.
Smart dial: Look up phone contacts quickly and make calls easily from either stored contacts or call history by simply entering the contact’s first or last name, or just the initials. Whoever you’ve called most recently is prioritized.
[advt]Group text mess: Group up your favorite people and view all your communication options on one screen for simple access.
An icebreaker for your calls: Now when you look to see who’s calling, you get to see their latest social status updates or if they have a birthday coming up. The conversation starts before you say hello!
Immersive experience: Have you ever held a thunderstorm in your hand? When checking the weather – feel the sun’s rays or wipe away the droplets of water.
Up close and personal with HTC Sense
- Smart dial: Look up phone contacts quickly and make calls easily from either stored contacts or call history by simply entering the contact’s first or last name, or just the initials. Whoever you’ve called most recently is prioritized.
- Group text mess: Group up your favorite people and view all your communication options on one screen for simple access.
- An icebreaker for your calls: Now when you look to see who’s calling, you get to see their latest social status updates or if they have a birthday coming up. The conversation starts before you say hello!
- Immersive experience: Have you ever held a thunderstorm in your hand? When checking the weather – feel the sun’s rays or wipe away the droplets of water.
4 things that make the HTC Explorer unique
- A simply intuitive phone: The HTC Explorer lets you jump right into what’s most important to you. The lockscreen design focuses on the most frequently used features like your mail, text messages, contacts, and camera.
- A simply smarter phone: The HTC Explorer gives you shortcuts that really do save time and make your life less complicated. With the HTC Explorer, you decide what appears on your home-screen panel…it’s all at your fingertips.
- Keep in touch more easily: For text messages and email, HTC Explorer lets you group up your friends, family, whoever. Select the group from your contacts and send the same text message or email to the entire group in a one step.
- Giving you peace of mind: HTC Explorer helps you track your data, messages and minutes used. It also remembers any Wi-Fi connections you use regularly and reconnects automatically when they’re available.
- Size: 102.8mm x 57.2mm x 12.9mm (4.05″ x 2.25″ x 0.51″)
- Weight: 108 grams (3.81 ounces) with battery
- Display: 3.2-inch touch screen with 320 x 480 resolution
- Screen: 81.3 mm (3.2″)
CPU Processing Speed: 600 MHz
Platform: Android with HTC Sense
- Total storage: 512 MB
- Available storage: up to 90 MB
- RAM: 512 MB
Camera: 3 megapixel color camera
- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
- Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
GPRS: Up to 80 kbps downloading
EDGE: Up to 236.8 kbps downloading
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Gallery, Music, and FM Radio
- SRS virtual surround sound enhancement
Audio supported formats:
- Playback:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Video supported formats:
- Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Power & Battery
- Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Capacity: 1230 mAh
- Talk time:
- WCDMA: Up to 453 minutes
- GSM: Up to 460 minutes
- Standby time:
- WCDMA: Up to 445 hours
- GSM: Up to 485 hours
- Up to 460 minutes
- Bluetooth 3.0
- A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
- FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
- PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
- Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, SPP, SDAP
- Facebook for HTC Sense
- Friend Stream
- Share photos/videos on Facebook or YouTube
- HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Location: Internal GPS antenna
Tethering: USB tethering
Recommended Windows System Requirements
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
- HTC Sync