Another doubleheader for you here, chaps. Firstly, we’re hearing that the Intel-rockin’ Orange Santa Clara is set to touch down in the United Kingdoms very soon.
And, in related news, a Qualcomm bigwig doesn’t sound too concerned about Intel’s imminent assault on the smartphone scene.
Launched at Mobile World Congress in February, the Orange Santa Clara is now featured on the UK network’s Coming Soon page (alongside the Samsung Galaxy S III and Sony Xperia U, incidentally).
Interestingly, Orange notes: “Santa Clara is the pre-launch name – the full name will be announced at launch.”
Orange Santa Clara specs include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 4.03in touch display, 8MP rear camera, 16GB internal storage, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and – this is the best part – exclusive Orange apps, yay! You're really spoiling us, Orange.
Price and release date for the Santa Clara have yet to be confirmed, but, if you’re desperate for Intel-powered action, you can register your interest with Orange.
As for Qualcomm, the chaps acknowledge that Intel has a wealth of experience, but don’t necessarily believe that’ll mean guaranteed success in the world of smartphones.
Qualcomm Senior Vice President of Software Strategy, Rob Chandhok, purred: “The commercial challenges are going to be tough to overcome … it’s unforgiving and there’s so much competition.”