Orange announces Santa Clara Android smartphone powered by Intel technology

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To celebrate its 10-year portfolio of own-branded devices Orange announces that it is the exclusive operator to deliver the first Android smartphone powered by Intel technology in Europe.

Orange Santa Clara is the first smartphone to run on Intel Atom processor which will be offered exclusively to Orange customers in the United Kingdom and in France.

Santa Clara measures in at 10mm and it weighs only 117 grams features a 4-inch TFT LCS touchscreen with WSVGA (1024x600p) resolution display. The phone is powered by Intel Atom Z2460 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, comes with 16GB of internal memory storage and a miroSD slot, HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB 2.0 and dual cameras (an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP in front).

Additionally the phone will run on Android (version is unknown but from the looks of the render above its likely that is 2.1 Eclair) but we know it will come with an Orange customized UI on top of the OS. No pricing details.

 

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

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,”  he added.

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