Orange Launches The Intel Medfield Powered San Diego Smartphone

Orange finally launched the much-awaited San Diego smartphone. It is the world’s second smartphone, which runs on the Intel Medfield processor. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It was earlier known as the Santa Clara smartphone. San Diego will be exclusively available for the Orange subscribers in the UK. This handset will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, it will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, Orange UK, said:
“We’re proud to be working with such an exciting partner as Intel, and offering our customers the first Orange Intel powered smartphone on the market. The San Diego is a great addition to our own-branded device portfolio, and is testament to our heritage in offering consumers great value innovation.”

Mike Bell, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Mobile and Communications Group, said:
“We congratulate Orange on the launch of their ‘San Diego’ smartphone with Intel inside. Orange is truly a progressive operator who has its finger on the pulse on its customer base. The new Intel-based smartphone exemplifies Orange’s focus on delivering a well executed product to its users, from the quality and feel of industrial design to the overall software and applications experience.”

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The Orange San Diego features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixel, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Micro USB and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 16 GB internal memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store and 14 days of stand-by time. This handset measures 123 x 63 x 9.99mm and weighs 117 g.

Orange San Diego will be available for £199.99 on Orange Pay As You Go. Orange subscribers will also get 250 MB of free mobile data per month for 12 months. This handset will go on sale from 6th June at Orange shops, Orange telesales and Orange online store.

Orange UK To Launch Intel Medfield Powered Santa Clara On May 31

Back in February, Intel and Orange announced the new Santa Clara smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The Lava Xolo X900 was the first smartphone which runs on the Intel Medfield processor, while Santa Clara is the second smartphone to sport the same processor. Earlier it was rumored that Santa Clara is just the codename of the device and the real name will be revealed during the launch. However, it seems that Orange will go ahead with the same name.

The Lava Xolo X900 is already available for purchase from the last 2 months. Now, Orange will launch the much-awaited Santa Clara at an event in the UK on May 31. The company has already started sending out the press invites. This handset will be exclusively available to the Orange subscribers in the UK and France.

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The Orange Santa Clara features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixel, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication) and 14 days of stand-by time. This handset measures 123 x 63 x 9.99mm and weighs 117 g.

The Orange Santa Clara will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, you should not worry, since the company has already promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update soon after the launch. The price and availability of this device will be announced on May 31. Stay tuned for more updates!

Orange Announces The Intel Medfield Powered Santa Clara Smartphone

Earlier today, the Indian manufacturer Lava unveiled the Intel Medfield powered Lava XOLO X900 smartphone. On the same day, we have another smartphone which runs on the same Intel Medfield processor. Yes, we are talking about the rumored Orange Santa Clara. Intel and Orange recently announced the new Santa Clara smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

The Orange Santa Clara is basically a codename of this device. The commercial name of this smartphone will be unveiled during the launch. This handset will be exclusively available to the Orange subscribers in the UK and France. The Orange Santa Clara will feature a number of locally-relevant and unique services including Orange TV, Dailymotion, Deezer, Orange Wednesdays, Your Orange and Orange Gestures.

Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President of Mobile Multimedia and Devices, Orange, said,

“For ten years, Orange has pioneered a successful own-branded approach to delivering to its customers high quality, affordable handsets in all price ranges, packed with locally relevant and unique services and features. We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to add such an exceptional device to our portfolio.”

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The Orange Santa Clara features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixel, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), and 14 days of stand-by time. This handset measures 123 x 63 x 9.99mm and weighs 117 g.

Orange UK and France customers will have to wait till summer, to get their hands on this device. The price and commercial name of Orange Santa Clara will be announced during the launch.

HP Pre 3 Up For Pre-Order In the UK

Back in February, HP announced the amazing Pre 3 smartphone. This handset runs on the HP webOS 2.2 Operating System and it comes with a 3.6 inch touchscreen display, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, etc. HP Pre 3 is the successor of the HP’s popular Palm Pre 2 smartphone. This handset was expected to release during this month in the UK, but it was delayed due to some unknown reason.

The folks living in the UK, can now go ahead and pre-order the HP Pre 3 smartphone. Mobiles.co.uk, a popular online retailer is currently taking the pre-orders of this powerful smartphone. This device will be exclusively available for the Orange and T-Mobile customers in the UK. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

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HP Pre 3 features a 3.6 inch touchscreen display sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, HP webOS platform, Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, front-facing camera for video calling and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Active noise cancellation, Mobile hotspot, 512MB DRAM, 8GB / 16GB internal memory, A-GPS, Wifi b/g/n, 3G connectivity, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Mobile Hotspot, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta and a 1230 mAh battery.

Orange customers can get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a minimum monthly plan of £30. On the other hand, T-Mobile UK customers can get this handset for free with a 2 year contract and a £25.54 per month plan. To pre-order the HP Pre 3, head over to this page.

LG Optimus Me P350 Now Available At Orange UK

LG Optimus Me P350 is an Android powered budget phone. This handset was unveiled, earlier this year in January. Optimus Me runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, and it comes with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 32 GB expandable storage, 3G Connectivity and much more. LG Optimus Me is the cheaper version of the highly popular Optimus One P500 budget phone. This handset is currently up for sale in UK. Optimus Me is available exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK. Check out the complete specs below.

lg optimus me

LG Optimus Me P350 features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3 megapixel camera with video recording, audio and video player, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 512 MB RAM, 140 MB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 510 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talktime and a 1250 mAh battery.

LG Optimus Me is available in 5 different colors – Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Pink. This handset currently runs of the Android 2.2 OS, but it is expected to be updated to Android 2.3 OS later this year. This handset is available for free on contract with any monthly plan starting at £15.32. To purchase this handset, head over to this page.

Orange UK Offers Xperia X10 Mini Fashion Edition

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Orange UK has announced a special edition of its popular low-end smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini. The special edition is named as “Xperia X10 Mini Fashion Edition” and it comes with free fashion covers available in white and pink. The handset is available exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK.

This handset is specially targeted for female mobile phone users in the UK. It runs on the Android 1.6 Operating System and it will be updated to the Android 2.1 OS. The features of this handset is exactly similar to the original version. It comes with 2.55 inch touchscreen display, 600MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on.

Xperia 10 Mini Fashion Edition is available for free on a 2 years contract agreement with a monthly plan of at least £20.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available On Orange UK

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Orange recently announced the launch of Samsung’s first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.K. This powerful device is available immediately for purchase through selected Orange retail shops and Orange telesales. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is available on one month and 12 month price plans from Orange.

The Galaxy Tab is the perfect complement to our smartphone and mobile broadband device portfolio, and we’re giving our existing customers the best value packages on offer. We believe that with Christmas fast approaching, and these great offers, the Galaxy Tab will prove popular with UK consumers,said, Pippa Dunn, VP of Propositions for Orange.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display, 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and 4000mAH battery.

Galaxy Tab is priced at £529 for one month plans, and at £499 for 12 months options. On select Dolphin price plans, customers will receive an additional 1GB quiet timedata allowance (from midnight until 4pm), and have the option of unlimited data through BT OpenZone public WiFi. Samsung Galaxy Tab is also being sold by Vodafone, Orange, O2, Talkmobile, Carphone Warehouse and Amazon in U.K.

Orange Unveils Android Powered San Francisco

Orange today unveiled an entry-level Android powered handset, the San Francisco. This is the first Android powered device in the series of Orange-branded affordable devices. It features a 3.5 inch OLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and so on.

orange san francisco

Phil Roberson, Director of Devices, said, “The San Francisco is the first in a series of affordable Android devices we have planned for Orange. Combining its great functionality with our pay as you go price plans, really does offer users tremendous value for money”.

San Francisco is powered by Android 2.1 operating system and runs on the 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor. Other features include a 3.5 inch OLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Bluetooth, USB, SatNav, Multimedia player, FM Radio, 150MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email, Orange Wednesdays, up to 4 hrs talk time and much more.

This handset is priced at just £99 (approx. $150) with the Orange pay as you go Dolphin plan. When you top up by £10 on pay as you go Dolphin, you not only get the inclusive internet, but you also get 300 free texts and £10 credit. This handset will be available next week at Orange shops, Orange telesales or you can even purchase it online.

Samsung Launches Diva S7070 In UK

Samsung has recently launched Diva S7070, a new full touchscreen handset, specially designed for female users in UK. The design of this handset is unique and you can see a diamond shaped key at the bottom of this device which makes this handset absolutely glamorous.

samsung diva

This handset features a 3.2 megapixel camera with smile and beauty shot, photo editor, TouchWiz user interface, 2.8 inches QVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, microSD memory card slot, GPRS/EDGE, 8GB expandable memory and so on.

Other feature includes a Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording, QVGA video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, audio and video player, Social networking integration with live updates, JAVA, upto 10 hours talktime, upto 800 hours stand-by time, 960 mAh Li-Ion battery and much more.

This handset is available in UK on the airwaves of T-Mobile for free with a £15 per month contract. Orange subscribers can also get this device for free with a £20 per month contract.