Orange UK is getting ready to releases its third own-branded Android smartphone, which is being called Orange Monte Carlo.
The Monte Carlo is a re-branded ZTE Skate (initially announced at MWC in February), thus it runs the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and offers a set of pretty nice features, including: a 4.3 inch WVGA display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP autofocus camera, 512MB of RAM, and an 800MHz processor.
Interestingly, the Orange Monte Carlo will not be on sale on pay monthly, so only PAYG customers will be able to buy it. There’s no info on the handset’s price yet, but we know that the Orange-free ZTE Skate shouldn’t cost more than €200, hence the Monte Carlo will likely not cost more, either. You can see the smartphone here at Orange.
The new handset will be joining the Orange Barcelona, HTC Sensation, HTC ChaCha, LG Optimus 3D, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, and Samsung Galaxy Mini, which are all ready to be launched this summer via Orange (quite an Android-filled summer, ain’t it?).
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