By Stephen Schenck | October 4, 2011 7:56 PM
HTC announced its once-Pico, now-Explorer late last week. Set to take the new spot in the budget-priced stall of HTC’s stable, we first were told the phone would hit Europe, the Middle East, and Asia sometime in Q4, and later heard that a late November release was likely for Europe. Retailer Clove has now updated potential customers with the news that it expects the Explorer to show up a bit earlier, now on-track for October 31.
It’s hard to get very excited about the Explorer’s hardware, which consists of a 600MHZ processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.2-inch HVGA display, but at least it will have all the latest software installed, including Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and Sense 3.5 not something you’d necessarily find on your average Android with these specs.
With lots of color options, including three base models and additional swappable back panels, there’s plenty of opportunities for personalizing the HTC Explorer. Maybe that’s not your thing, and you’ve got your eye on MHz and resolution when phone-shopping, but that’s why HTC has a whole range of smartphones to choose from.