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Orange San Diego (ex Santa Clara) Android smartphone is official: specs, pricing and release date

May 31, 2012

Orange has finally announced the availability dates for its first Intel-based Android smartphone, the San Diego. Previously known as the Santa Clara, the handset will be launched on June 6 in the UK, with prices starting at £199.99 for Orange Pay As You Go customers and at £0 for customers that sign-up for a new 24-month contract with the carrier.

The prepay package is available to customers that top up by at least £10 in Orange shops and will offer users a free 250MB data allowance per month for a year, while the subsidized package (starting at £15.50 monthly) includes 50 voice minutes to any network, 50 SMS messages and 100MB of data per month.

Availability details for other European markets where Orange is an active player are not known at this time.

In addition to pricing and release date, we also have a full set of specs and features for the Intel-based Orange San Diego:

  • 4.03-inch touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Size: 123 x 63 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 117g
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 Medfield processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB flash memory
  • HSPA+ support
  • HD voice support
  • 8-megapixel back camera with HD video recording and image stabilization
  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • HDMI-out
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (exclusive Orange apps pre-loaded: Orange Wednesdays, Your Orange, Orange Gestures)

The San Diego is one of the first Intel-based Android handsets that we’re looking forward to find in stores this year, but we’re particularly excited to see what the first Google-Motorola Intel Android handsets will look like.