Intel is apparently desperate enough that, in order to get a foothold in the mobile market, it's now letting carriers rebrand its Medfield reference device shown off at CES. Or that's at least what Orange will be doing.
Destined for the UK and France, the Orange 'Santa Clara' (a codename which is going to be replaced at launch) is one of the first smartphones to come with an Intel x86-based processor, the Atom Z2460 clocked at 1.6GHz
Other Orange Santa Clara specs include a 4in display with the rather uncommon resolution of 600x1024, HSPA+ capability, an 8MP camera capable of recording video in 1080p, 16 GB of internal storage, and an NFC chip.
The Orange Santa Clara (or whatever it's eventually called) is scheduled to arrive this summer with Gingerbread (Android 2.3), and Orange promises that it'll be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) "shortly thereafter". You know, at a time when we're starting to talk Jelly Bean...