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HTC Explorer: Cute Cheap, Colorful...What's Not to Love?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 29, 2011

You can say a lot of wonderful things about Androids but you can't always say such wonderful things about their prices. Enter the HTC Explorer; a budget Android with big ambitions. Just how cheap will the Explorer be?

According to Engadget, the HTC Explorer priced below the Wildfire S's $290 (off contract) and possibly as low as $160, putting it at the same price point as Huawei's Ideos X3. Engadget thinks it'll need to be priced way below $290 to compete, and we agree.

The HTC Explorer will have a 3.2-inch HVGA (480x320) capacitive display, 600 MHz processor, 3MP camera and 512MB of expendable memory. Going after Android first-timers, the device will contain simplified design elements like a smart dialer that offers easy dialing of contacts. But the Explorer is not some old fogie; it'll still run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and Sense 3.5.

I think this is the kind of device the middle and lower Android market has been waiting for. What do you think?

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Check Out New Pictures of the Cute, Budget-Friendly HTC Explorer

Source: Engadget

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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