Intel powered, Orange branded smartphone headed to the UK?

UK based mobile network, Orange has a bit of history launching it’s own branded smart devices. Budget Android handsets such as the San Francisco and Monte Carlo have proven to be strong sellers and the recently announced Tahiti tablet looks set to follow that trend. If a recent rumour from Simon Hardy over at coolsmartphone is anything to go by, the intel toting Orange London is set to be the next in line.

In a post online, Simon stated “As an Orange customer, I was signed up to a marketing scheme of theirs called Better Together. This basically involves being asked to complete various surveys related to phones & plans, internet, adverts, etc. Today I completed a survey on what they claimed to be a phone that they will be introducing called the Orange London.” The picture above was sent to Simon on completion of the survey.

The first point of note is there is nothing in the information that confirms that the Orange London will actually be an Android handset. The softkeys at the bottom of the phone certainly look like a typical Android arrangement with home, back and multi-tasking clearly visible. What we can see are some fairly impressive specifications as well as some extremely bold claims. The 4.03″ gorilla glass smartphone boasts a powerful 1.6Ghz Intel processor, 8MP full HD camera and 16GB of internal storage all of which is not-too-shabby. Orange claim that the London will have “the highest browsing speeds vs. any other phone in the word” as well as an “amazing, one-of-a-kind, 8 megapixel full HD camera lets you capture up to 10 photos in less than a second! It can zoom 8 times & has the best ever phone camera stabiliser.”  Those are bold claims indeed and we’ll be keen to see this phone in action.

You can file this one under ‘rumour’ for the time being however with the World Mobile Congress just around the corner, we may not need to wait long to find out more.

source : coolsmartphone


About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.