HTC to expand input and display support for Hindi and Tamil to other Indian languages in 2012
HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced that HTC Explorer, its most affordable smartphone, will be the first Android device to offer full support for text input and display of Hindi and Tamil languages. HTC Explorer users will be able to view and compose content in Hindi and Tamil on any compatible Android application and they will have exclusive access to high quality fonts and some of the best designed virtual keyboards for Hindi and Tamil.
"Language is the basic medium in which people communicate and people communicate most effectively and smoothly in a language which they grew up and are familiar with. That's why HTC has made Indian language support a key priority as part of our commitment to India." said Lennard Hoornik, president of South Asia, HTC Corporation.
As the first Android smartphone to offer full Hindi and Tamil language support, HTC Explorer users will be able to view Hindi and Tamil websites, making it easy to view online content. In addition, HTC Explorer users will be able to send and receive text messages and emails in Hindi and Tamil, making it simple, intuitive and easy for Indian consumers to communicate and interact with each other.
HTC will be working to expand support for other Indian languages on HTC Explorer in 2012 so that Indian users can connect to all of their friends and family across the country. This native language input and display support will also be integrated into future HTC smartphones launched in India, potentially enabling one billion people to carry on billions of conversations in their own languages.
“India is one of the fastest growing global smartphone markets with a rich culture and language diversity, which makes it imperative for clear and effortless communications,” said Lennard Hoornik, president of South Asia, HTC Corporation. “By being the first to offer Indian language input and display capabilities, HTC is making it easy for Indian consumers to communicate and understand each other, which is testament to our continued focus on delivering the best possible smartphone user experience for our customers.”
With a curved and compact design, a 3.2” HVGA touchscreen and 3MP camera, HTC Explorer offers a full smartphone performance in an attractive and affordable design, and now, intuitive communications across Indian languages. Indian consumers also enjoy access to exclusive pre-loaded content and applications including Saavn, Bollywood Hungama, NDTV Cricket, NDTV news, eBuddy XMS, HTC Flashlight, Asphalt Adrenalin, Uno and Cricket Pro.
All HTC Explorer users will be able to download Hindi and Tamil support capability through an over-the-air update starting from 23 December 2011.
The HTC Explorer is available at a recommended retail price of INR 11,650. Users can also customize their HTC Explorer with a range of exchangeable back covers in exciting colors including Active Blue, Active Orange, Active White and Active Purple.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
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