HTC Explorer Price Philippines, Specs, Release Date

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I've just received word from a very reliable source that the mega-cute HTC Explorer is already set to hit store shelves in the Philippines by Holiday Season this year or even earlier!

It comes with lots of color options! My favorites are Metallic Navy and Metallic Purple!

I believe HTC will be releasing the ultra-afforable HTC Explorer to give entry-level users a chance to experience how the Taiwanese company does an Android phone -- and that is with stunning hardware and with smart HTC Sense user interface that will have you asking, "Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?!" as soon as you experience it.

Ain't that cute?!

Given its technical specifications (shown below) and its target market, I'm inclined to believe that this phone will have a price tag far less than Php 10,000. My guesstimate is around Php 6,000 to 7,000 -- and at that amount, it could very well go head to head with Samsung Galaxy Y once it lands.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name HTC Explorer
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9 mm
Weight 108 grams
Available Colors Active Black, Metallic Navy, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Orange, Metallic Purple, White
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 600MHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Video Capture Yes, QVGA 15 frames per second (to be confirmed, definitely non-HD)
Audio and Video Playback MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player, XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Memory 90 MB storage, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery 1230 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 485 hours on 2G Standby of up to 445 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 7 hours 40 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours 33 minutes on 3G
Value-Added FeaturesHTC Sense UI v3.5, SRS surround sound enhancement, Google Services Suite, Low price tag
Announcement Q4 2011
Availability Q4 2011
Price Official-TBA, TP Guesstimate: Php 6,000 - 7,000

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