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Orange celebrates 10 years with content-loaded Android smartphone

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Orange has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its portfolio of own-branded devices with the launch of a new Android smartphone pre-loaded with content.

The device, currently codenamed the Orange Santa Clara, is powered by the Intel Atom processor Z2460 and will run Google Android Gingerbread, with a planned upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later in the year.

Launching in just the UK and France, the Santa Clara is based on Intel's smartphone reference design for leading performance and energy efficiency. It has a 4.03-inch display, 16GB of memory and weighs just 117g.

Orange Santa Clara

© Orange

Orange Santa Clara

© Orange



The Santa Clara has an 8-megapixel camera that is claimed to take up to 10 pictures in under a second and can shoot high definition (HD) video. The phone will also come pre-loaded with various entertainment apps, including Orange TV, Dailymotion, Deezer (France only), Orange Gestures and Orange Wednesdays.

"The proliferation of smartphones has brought a wealth of new experiences," said Yves Maitre, the senior vice president of Mobile Multimedia and Devices at Orange.

"At Orange 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.

"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."

Intel's general manager of the mobile and communications group Mike Bell added: "We are pleased to extend our close collaboration with Orange to Intel-based smartphones. Orange has a long and successful track record of innovation which has produced great mobile products and services for their customers.

"By combining Orange's unique applications and services with an attractive high-performance Intel-based smartphone, Orange is once again demonstrating its wireless leadership while providing more value and customer choice."

The Santa Clara will be offered exclusively to Orange customers in the UK and France from this summer, when its commercial name will be confirmed.

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