Orange San Francisco Android mobile phone with price of £99 announced

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 | 7 Comments

UK Mobile phone operator Orange has announced latest San Francisco Android mobile phone with price tag of £99. This is the first android Smartphone that Orange has developed under their brand. The new Orange San Francisco Android mobile phone offers a 3MP camera, built in FM radio, GPS and 2GB microSD card.

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The key features of the Orange San Francisco are 3.5 inch (480 x 800) touchscreen display, 600MHz processor, and 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Android 2.1 Eclair. It also comes with other features 3G connectivity as well as Orange Wi-Fi and 150MB internal storage, a microSD card slot, FM Radio and a handful of Orange specific apps such as Your Account, Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email and Orange Wednesdays.

The screen is better than you may expect at this price point, with the handset offering a rather sumptuous 800 x 480 pixels OLED number. Connectivity boxes are ticked off with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS onboard, along with 3G+ and an FM radio. The Frisco can disco in your pocket with its slender 116 x 56.5 x 11.8mm dimensions; it weighs 130g, and offers 4hrs talk time or nine days standby.

Director of Devices, Phil Roberson 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”.

The San Francisco supports a data capacity of up to 32GB, and comes with a 2GB microSD card inbox and in-built memory of 150MB. The CPU on the San Francisco is clocked at 600MHz. It is compatible with 3G+ networks. For storage it has 150MB of internal memory and up to 32GB of storage via a Micro SD card.

Full specification list:

  • Talk Time: 4 hours
  • Standby Time: 9 days
  • Email: POP3 / IMAP4
  • Data Speed: 3G +
  • Operating System: Android
  • Version: Eclair v2.1
  • Video: Messaging
  • Memory: 150 MB internal / Up to 32gb Micro SD Card
  • Weight: 130g
  • Dimensions: 116 x 56.5 x 11.8
  • Camera Features: 3 megapixel
  • Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth / USB / SatNav
  • Music: MP3 / FM Radio
  • Network Band: Tri band
  • Other: Orange WiFi, Your Account
  • Applications and Features: Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email, Orange Wednesdays


  1. ronnie says:

    In the video there was no mention about the GPS on the phone. Can you give me some data on it please.

  2. Neighbour says:

    Says SatNav in other specs, so i belive it has GPS yea

  3. Adam says:

    I have just brought the San Francisco and can confirm it has GPS with orange maps included, very feature packed. Can not still believe I got an android with 3g+ and wi-fi phone for £99 If you can get one then do I been told they are selling fast some orange shops have ran out.

  4. Harri says:

    Just bought this mobile and just got to say it includes so much for such a low price. Really impressed, get one quick !

  5. tom says:

    I would like to purchase the this phone but not sure about the plan system – i need interent on the phone and to make calls as well as text – but i want it as
    pay as u go bcs sometimes i go overseas for 2-3 month
    and dont want to keep paying if i am not using the phone how can that be done ?

  6. jaime says:

    is this an open line mobile? will it work if i take it to philippines?

  7. claire baby says:

    I have this phone on p.a.y.g and believe me, it is fantastic. great apps, games, and the camera is amazing. very clear, bright photos. it has everything you could ever wish for , in a mobile phone. very very pleased. well done Orange.

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