This soldier little bears great responsibility to extend the domain of the HTC until the end of the budget of the Android spectrum, and must achieve this mission with a minimum of weaponry: a capacitive screen 3.2 inch HVGA (480 x 320), processor 600 MHz, 512 MB expandable memory and 3MP camera. You will only have to believe us when we say that we have had a play with a preliminary device in an HTC event recently, despite the fact that the representatives of the manufacturer refused to let us take any photos or video to prove it. You below advertising Gallery in addition a complete press release, some education about prices and availability conjectures and our initial impressions of the handset right after the break.
First, we'd better explain this there good chance this handset isn't a ' t come to the States. HTC has refused to confirm or deny it, when we asked them, but at this point the official availability will only extend to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East from the beginning of October. In addition to the previous leak we saw these headphones, including under its Pico codename, omit the US bands. In any event, even if the Explorer doesn't ' t manage to discover the new world, HTC may have some similar device up his sleeve for this market.
The most important Explorer attribute will undoubtedly be its price, which again is still lacking official confirmation and in any case will depend on local carriers. When pushed, HTC told us that the price will be "" below "$ 290 fire, S and perhaps closer to that old Smart Brew, which was around $ 160 Mark. This puts the Explorer head to head with Huawei , the latest bargain offer, Ideos X 3 (aka Blaze), which is officially at a cost of "under £ 100″ ($ 160) in the UK, but it was all for € 100 ($ 135) in Europe. Blaze actually has very similar characteristics, so that the Explorer will have to come to a much lower price of wildfire's if it fails to stand a chance of success.
Personally we see smartphones at this price point as a backup device–something to keep charged up and ready for quick replacement of SIM when you need to enter the practice of football, or camping or club. At first glance seems like HTC Explorer to deliver on this front: it/'s full Android experience so you can keep all your apps and widgets are synchronized for a smooth transition from the main phone, including your recent e-mail messages, calendar, Spotify tracks, etc. device that we toyed with running feeling 3.5 on Android 2.3.5, uncluttered homescreen and custom bottom linethat is suitable for relatively small and low-res group. In addition the wrap around design feels tough enough for our purposes, with Superior quality compared to Ideos X 3. It was a little on the side of chunky, however, with a thickness of at 12.8 mm, compared to around 11.2 mm X 3–and the difference feels more in your Pocket than it looks on paper. By the way Explorer case can be translated into different colors–there is only a selection of blue/and black right now, but other flavors are expected to follow in the future.
Apps you use, and we did probably to n n not slowing down any difference with our short time delay, or want to 600 MHz is difficult enough to immediately. On the other hand, has the same clock speed, and we Wunderbar x 3 n n we applied in engine better Explorer 'll have to wait to see this is a bit annoying, so we know it would have been enough time delay exhibition device.
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