Orange is to range the hitherto unseen LG Pecan, giving consumers an alternative to the San Francisco in the lesser-spotted budget priced Android powered smartphone category.
Confirmed features of the handset, which cropped up in the Orange website's 'coming soon' page, include Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, out of the box, a 3.15 megapixel snapper with video recording and the usual array of connectivity options, think: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a media player, GPS support, email and a loudspeaker. Alas, onboard memory is a none-too-generous 140Mb, but that’s ameliorated somewhat by the fact that it’s expandable by 32GB via microSD card support.
And of course because the Pecan is an Android phone, there’s also a vast selection of free and paid for apps to choose from, as well as some pre-installed Google applications.
As yet, Orange hasn’t confirmed price points or exactly when the Pecan will land. But we’d anticipate it being in line with the San Francisco, so anticipate an upfront charge of around £100 on pay as you go. Contract plans with a free handset should start at about £15 per month.