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Orange unveils new Android smartphone powered by Intel inside
[June 18, 2012]

Orange unveils new Android smartphone powered by Intel inside

Jun 18, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Orange, a brand of France Telecom Group and a telecommunications operator, has unveiled the San Diego, a new Android smartphone powered by Intel inside, which will be available on Orange from June 6, 2012.

The handset is powered by the Intel Atom processor Z2460 and supports HSPA+ with the Intel XMM 6260 Platform. Together, these Intel solutions deliver users a fast and responsive browsing experience.

The San Diego features High-definition (HD) video, helping it to support entertainment offering along with 1080p video capture, image stabilization and HDMI out. Additionally, the handset features an 8 mega-pixel camera which features 'Burst' mode allowing it to take 10 pictures in under a second to ensure you capture all the action and can choose the very best pictures to keep and share. The San Diego also comes with mobile HD voice for outstanding audio quality, and features a 4.03-inch capacitive display, A-GPS and Bluetooth 2.1.

The San Diego will be available for GBP199.99 on Orange Pay As You Go, when customers top up by GBP10 in Orange shops. When they take out the handset on pay as you go, they will also receive a free monthly allowance of 250Mb of mobile data per month for 12 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." "We congratulate Orange on the launch of their 'San Diego' smartphone with Intel inside," said Mike Bell, Intel vice president and General Manager of the company's Mobile and Communications Group. "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." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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