“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.
The Orange San Diego lands in the UK on June 6, and will be available on both PAYG and contract. On PAYG, the Orange San Diego will have an introductory price of £200 (including £10 credit), while contract prices start at £15.50PM for two years.
Orange San Diego specs include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 4.03in touch display, 8MP rear camera, 16GB internal storage, and Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
An upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is promised in a few months’ time, around the end of Q3.
Qualcomm’s Rob Chandhok isn’t too fussed about Intel’s arrival on the smartphone scene, recently suggesting: “The commercial challenges are going to be tough to overcome … it’s unforgiving and there’s so much competition.”