Orange Santa Clara

Santa Clara becomes Orange San Diego, dropping June 6

Santa Clara becomes Orange San Diego, dropping June 6

Lewis Curdie  May. 31, 2012 at 12:00

“Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina’.”

We first met the Intel-fuelled Orange Santa Clara at Mobile World Congress in February, and earlier this month we were told: “the full name will be announced at launch”. Well, it’s launch time, buddy, and you’re looking at the Orange San Diego.

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Intel-powered Orange Santa Clara almost here, Qualcomm not bothered

Intel-powered Orange Santa Clara almost here, Qualcomm not bothered

Lewis Curdie  May. 9, 2012 at 11:30

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.

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Quick News

The new Orange phone codenamed the Santa Clara, shown at Mobile World Congress 2012, in this new Mobot video. [Orange Santa Clara specs]

 

Orange gets Intel ‘Santa Clara’ phone with Medfield chip (from MWC 2012)

Orange gets Intel ‘Santa Clara’ phone with Medfield chip (from MWC 2012)

Liwen Guo  Feb. 28, 2012 at 14:45

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

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