Orange has launched an affordable Android phone aimed at pay as you go customers, offering buyers the chance to get onboard with Google’s operating system for a budget price.
Check out the Orange San Francisco in action in the clip below
Priced £99, the Orange- branded San Francisco packs Android 2.1 out of the box, plus a three megapixel camera and MP3 player.
Also onboard is an MP3 player, FM radio, sat nav functionality and access to network services such as Orange Maps and Orange Wednesdays.
As with all Android smartphones, the San Francisco boasts built-in Google apps, including YouTube and Facebook, and a choice of some 70,000 free and paid-for titles from the Android Market application store.
Phil Roberson, Director of Devices at Orange, said: “The San Francisco is the first in a series of affordable Android devices we have planned for Orange.
“Combining its great functionality with our pay as you go price plans, really does offer users tremendous value for money.”
Last week, Orange announced that it had delayed the roll out of Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, to the HTC Desire after the Taiwanese phone maker encountered “issues with the update”.
However, Desire owners were assured that these are now resolved and that the latest OS will be heading their way in a matter of days, pending final partner approval.