HTC has virtually every corner of the Android phone market covered, with unlocked phones ranging from under $300 all the way up to $700. Whether you're looking for a smartphone on a budget, or you just want as much power as you can have in one hand, you'll generally be covered.

Today, HTC has announced the Explorer, which sits firmly on the budget end of the smartphone spectrum. You won't find many bells and whistles on this phone, which will have a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of just 480 x 320, and a 3MP camera around the back.

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Under the hood, you'll find a 600MHz processor which, on the surface, seems somewhat insufficient, as the phone will be running Android 2.3.5 and Sense 3.5. However, according to Engadget, who got a chance to play with the Explorer in person, there wasn't any lag or slowdown when using the phone with a few applications open. Only time will tell whether this is the case, though.

Engadget also said that there is a good chance that the phone won't be arriving in the USA anytime soon, with official availability only extending to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As far as pricing is concerned, HTC said that the Explorer would cost "somewhere below" the Wildfire S's price of $290.

The phone is rumored to be available from early October, so we haven't got long to wait until we can see the Explorer out and about. We'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for you!

Via: Engadget