htc explorerToday Three announced that the HTC Explorer is now available from stores and online. With a new version of HTC Sense, featuring simplified menus, this compact phone is a good introduction to Android smartphones, running 2.3 (Gingerbread) it is pretty up to date, and is preloaded with preloaded with the new HTC Friendstream app.

The Explorer features a 3.2” touchscreen, 3MP camera, a 600MHz processor and has a smart black rubber casing which can be interchanged with a selection of colourful covers, allowing personalisation of the device.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said:

The HTC Explorer offers first time smartphone customers a fantastic experience. The redesigned HTC Sense makes it easy for people to get to grips with the Android operating system, which is even speedier on our award winning network.

The HTC Explorer is available from £15 a month or £27 a month The One Plan with all-you-can-eat data, 2,000 anytime, any network minutes and 5,000 texts.