We were thrilled to be able to check out Orange's new offering, the Orange phone powered by Intels Medfield. The phone is named after the network upon which it resides. For those unfamiliar with Orange, they are a French Telecom brand. The Intel Medfield Atom Z2460 chipset powered phone will only be available in Europe but there are supposedly Atom powered phones coming to the U.S. eventually. According to our sources, Intel currently has no plans to offer a Windows based phone, and this one will initially run on Android Gingerbread, although an upgrade to ICS is planned.
Our crew at the event came away impressed by the sleek styling and fast performance of the phone after playing with it. Here's a quote from "cereal killer":
Here's a spec breakdown:The Atom processor is very zippy!
- 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 Display
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 CPU with Intel GMA 400MHz Graphics chip
- 1GB Ram
- 16GB Storage
- HSPA+ 21 Mbps
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.3MP Front Camera