Orange Santa Clara has been revealed in Barcelona.
That is the codename for the first Intel powered smartphone. The launch of this smartphone marks a significant development in Orange's long-standing and successful strategy to deliver phones under its own brand.
At launch, the Orange smartphone will run Android's Gingerbread platform with a planned upgrade to Android's Ice Cream Sandwich platform shortly thereafter. The new Orange smartphone is powered by the Intel Atom processor Z2460 and supports HSPA+.
Talking specs, the phone has a 4.03″ display, overall size is 123mm x 63 x 9.99 and there is 16GB of memory.
The phone will come pre-loaded will be a number of services unique to Orange, including Orange TV, Dailymotion, Deezer (France only), Orange Wednesdays Your Orange and Orange Gestures. The device will be able to capture High-definition video, and the 8-megapixel camera is capable of taking 10pictures in under a second. Now THAT I'd love to see.
“The proliferation of smartphones has brought a wealth of new experiences. 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,” said Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President of Mobile Multimedia and Devices, Orange. “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.”
“The Orange device is a fantastic example of the innovation happening on Intel's smartphone reference design,” said Mike Bell, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the company's Mobile and Communications Group. “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.”