[MWC 2012] A week ago we reported that UK carrier, Orange, might have accidentally outed their plans to launch an Intel powered Android handset, the good news for those looking to get their hands on Intel Medfield-powered devices is that the Orange Santa Clara has officially been announced.
The device will be seeing a launch in Europe and will be powered by Intel’s Medfield-based chip clocked at 1.6GHz, with support for HSPA+ thanks to Intel’s XMM 6260 platform. The device will be built by Gigabyte and will feature a 4” 600×1024 display, an 8MP rear-facing camera and will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread preinstalled, although an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be followed shortly after its launch.
The phone will also come with a number of services and locally-relevant apps, such as Orange TV, Daily Motion, Deezer, Orange Wednesdays, Your Orange, and Orange Gestures. According to Intel, they are claiming that the device will be able to provide up to 8 hours worth of 3G talk time, and two weeks on standby. The carrier will be launching the Santa Clara in France and the UK this summer, but pricing remains unknown although Orange plans to price the Santa Clara competitively. [Press release]
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