A couple of days ago, we reported that UK carrier Orange was set to debut the Intel-powered Android handset today. True to their word, the carrier has officially taken the wraps off the Orange San Diego. The device was previously codenamed Santa Clara but we guess it got a name change upon its release. The handset is expected to launch on the 6th of June with both pay-as-you-go and monthly pricing options, with the former setting customers back 199.99 for the phone itself, while the latter being free of charge although they will be tied to a two-year contract. So what can customers expect from the San Diego?
In case you missed our coverage, the handset will sport a 4.03” display with a resolution of 1024×600. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor with Intel’s XMM 6260 for HSPA+ connectivity. It will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage along with an 8MP rear-facing camera that is capable of 1080p Full HD video capture, along with “burst” mode that will snap 10 shots in under a second. It will be come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread preinstalled, but fret not as an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to arrive in September. So, any takers?
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