European Carrier Orange Launching First Intel Powered Android Handset

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month we spent a lot of time getting to know the new Intel Z2460 processor, that’s coming soon to an Android handset near you.  At CES Intel announced partnerships with Lenovo and Motorola to build hardware utilizing their chips.

There are heavy rumors floating around Barcelona that Motorola will be announcing an Android handset using the Z2460 chip, however European carrier Orange has beat them to the punch.

Orange has been packaging phones under their own brand for years. Now they are looking to release a few smartphones under the Orange label. Orange has turned to Intel to power a new phone called the Orange “Santa Clara” smartphone.

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The Santa Clara features a 4.03 inch display. It’s only 9.99mm thick and weighs just 117 grams.  It will run on the Intel Atom Z2460 chip and support HSPA+.  The rear camera is 8mp and capable of snapping 10 pictures in one second.  It also has 16gb of internal memory.

The phone will release with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but Orange has already said they will upgrade it to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now here’s the kicker, with the Intel Z2460 processor on board Orange is claiming 14 days of stand by time. WOW!

Source: Venturebeat