HTC has very recently made a press release stating that their latest smart phone HTC Explorer will get support for regional Indian languages. The languages the company is planning to offer support are Tamil and Hindi.
This is a very interesting thing to note. HTC being a Taiwanese manufacturer has taken the pain to ensure regional Indian language support for their mobile. This shows the importance the company has given for the growing mobile phone sector in India. By offering the language support the users will be able to communicate with each other more effectively and efficiently.
With this language support the users will be able to read messages in Hindi and Tamil or compose messages and other contents in the same. This will be a boon to the common man who usually has to improvise to type out the language using English alphabets. This will help them to convey their ideas and messages in a more effective way. Also it will be a pleasure to see wishes for special occasions in these familiar languages.
HTC Explorer is a 3G android device that has a reasonable spec list. The phone has a 3.2 inch display that packs in a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The screen can display a total of 256K different vibrant colours. The internal memory is about 90 MB and the external memory can be increased to up to 32 GB by the addition of a microSD card slot. The phone is powered by a 600MHz Cortex A5 processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset. The graphics processing unit in it is Adreno 200. The phone has inbuilt GPS module that offers assisted GPS support too. The android version in the phone is Android version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The device has a lot of entertainment as well as connectivity options.
HTC claims that this is the first android smart phone to offer this type of regional language support. One other factor the user will be able to do is that he/she can view Hindi and Tamil websites in its original form. HTC Corporation has plans to offer its support to many other languages too. So the users can expect up to about half a dozen Indian languages by the mid of 2012. This language support will be offered to other HTC mobiles that are to be launched in India too in the near future.