Orange San Francisco Announced – Available this week

Orange San Francisco Announced   Available this week Orange have just announced the new “Orange San Francisco” Android phone. It’s an “affordable Android device” which will sell for just £99 on Pay As You Go. Powered by Android 2.1, the ZTE-manufactured device also has an FM radio, 3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, HSDPA connectivity and there’s a 2GB microSD card included in the box. Orange main man, Conor Maples, has posted a video giving you a quick look around the device.

It comes pre-loaded with an MP3 player, Orange Maps, Orange Messenger, Orange App Store, Orange Wednesdays and the Android Market for easy access into thousands of extra applications. If you top-up £10 on Pay As You Go Dolphin you’ll get inclusive internet, 300 texts and £10 credit to spend however you want.

The Orange San Francisco is available from this week in Orange shops, Orange telesales and on

Update – We’ve got some further specs now – the screen is a 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen at 480×800. Pretty good.

Links – Video OverviewOrange Press Release

Orange brings Android to the masses with the launch of San Francisco

* The San Francisco is the first in a series of Orange-branded affordable Android devices

* At just £99, the San Francisco provides customers with access to great Android technology whilst also offering excellent value for money

* Combined with Orange’s pay as you go Dolphin tariff – the San Francisco is perfect for users wanting access to thousands of apps on the go

Orange today unveiled the San Francisco, a super sleek and stylish touchscreen Android mobile phone, priced at only £99 on Orange pay as you go. Offering Orange customers access to thousands of apps, the San Francisco handset is the first in a series of new affordable Android devices to be ranged from Orange in the UK.

Available fully loaded with the easy-to-use Android 2.1 operating platform, the handset allows users to access thousands of great apps at their finger tips including those specifically designed to offer customers a great Orange experience including Orange Wednesdays, Orange Maps – which uses the device’s built in sat-nav. Keen music fans are also catered for with the San Francisco featuring an MP3 player and built-in FM radio to listen to music when you want, where you want. Available in a stylish slate grey the handset also offers users a high quality 3 megapixel camera to share photos with friends on the go, and with wifi, bluetooth as well as a 3G+ connection – uploading images will be a cinch.

Offering fantastic value with all the functionality and style that you’d expect at a higher price, the San Francisco is perfect for keeping in touch with friends and family. And with the Orange pay as you go Dolphin plan, it’s also great for staying in touch on the go through social networking sites like Bebo, Facebook or Twitter. Finally, when you top up by £10 on pay as you go Dolphin, you not only receive inclusive internet, you also get 300 free texts and £10 credit to spend however you want.

Phil Roberson, Director of Devices said: “The San Francisco is the first in a series of affordable Android devices we have planned for Orange. Combining its great functionality with our pay as you go price plans, really does offer users tremendous value for money”.

The San Francisco supports a data capacity of up to 32GB, and comes with a 2GB microSD card inbox and in-built memory of 150MB. Available for only £99 on Orange pay as you go, the San Francisco is available this week from Orange shops, Orange telesales and

Full specification list:

* Talk Time: 4 hours

* Standby Time: 9 days

* Weight: 130g

* Dimensions: 116 x 56.5 x 11.8

* Camera Features: 3 megapixel

* Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth / USB / SatNav

* Music: MP3 / FM Radio

* Network Band: Tri band

* Video: Messaging

* Memory: 150 MB internal / Up to 32gb Micro SD Card

* Email: POP3 / IMAP4
* Data Speed: 3G +

* Operating System: Android

* Version: Eclair v2.1

* Other: Orange WiFi, Your Account

* Applications and Features: Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email, Orange Wednesdays

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