HTC Explorer unveiled


New Android device is billed as HTC’s most affordable smartphone

HTC has unveiled what it says is its “most affordable” smartphone, the HTC Explorer which will go on sale in Europe in the fourth quarter.

The device, which sports a curved and compact design and weighs 108 grammes has a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen, a three mega pixel camera and will run on Google’s Android 3.2 Gingerbread platform.

The Explorer (pictured) runs HTC Sense and includes a customizable lock screen that functions as a real-time window to the user’s most important information and content.

This could include things such as social networks, photos and weather or stock updates, which can be viewed by waking up the display.

“HTC Explorer is an easy to use smartphone that puts the customer in control, providing quick access to their most important content and information,” HTC Corporation president of global sales and marketing Jason Mackenzie said.

“HTC Explorer is simply a smarter phone for anyone and it represents another clear demonstration of HTC’s global commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones.”