Not to be outdone by its European rivals T-Mobile and Vodafone, Orange seems set to launch a line of own-brand Android smartphones. We’ve seen the Boston already get official and heard rumors about Project JAL.
Today, in France, Orange is selling an Android smartphone branded Orange Tactile Internet. Whether or not this is the outcome of Project JAL is debatable, at least because the rumored photo of that looks nothing like the released handset.
The Tactile Internet is only €1 on new contracts, so seems like a very good deal for an entry-level smartphone.
If you’re in France and are interested, here’s a quick rundown of the specs:
- Android 2.1
- 2.8 ” QVGA (240 x 320) touchscreen
- HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, AGPS
- 3.2 MP camera, FM radio, 3.5 mm headset jack
- 256 MB internal memory, microSD card slot for expansion (2GB microSD card is included in the sales package)
- Dimensions: 107.5 x 57 x 13.8 mm
- Weight: 104 g
At this price, this phone will surely represent the first dive into smartphone-land for very many people who used to own featurephones, and I can’t see it not selling well.
You can order it online from Orange here if you like it.
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