Orange has unveiled Intel Atom powered Smartphone

Orange Santa Clara
Orange Santa Clara

Orange, key brand of France Télécom, has revealed the smartphone using Intel Atom Medfield chip. The phone is codenamed as Santa Clara.

The company has unveiled the phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 and will be available at an “affordable” price in summer.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] “When we started working with them it was a bit of a bet, there was no such product on the market, but we were willing to make that bet because we had a relationship with them and we also wanted to bring innovation — it’s not about bringing the same thing as just anybody else,” Patrick Remy, vice president of devices at Orange, said.

The device is built on the Orange San Fransico and Monte Carlo – also referred to as the ZTE Skate – handsets and is codenamed as Santa Clara. The name will be changed in “three to four months” when company will launch the phone.

The handset is available with 4-inches of display having Intel Atom Z2460 processor supporting HSPA+ connectivity in addition to the usual smartphone facilitations of Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The phone has an 8-megapixel camera with the ability of taking 10 pictures in less than one second. The camera can also capture HD videos. The phone weighs 117 gm or 4.1 ounces and has the dimensions of 123mm x 63mm x 9.99mm.

The phone will be operated on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

“We firmly believe that all our customers should benefit from the smartphone revolution, and we remain committed to delivering innovative content and services across a wide range of devices to help customers stay connected and get more from their phone,” Yves Maitre, senior vice president of mobile multimedia and devices at Orange, said in a statement.

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