Orange Barcelona and Stockholm handsets launch
Orange has officially announced the arrival of two new budget Android handsets; the Orange Stockholm and Barcelona.
Mobile network provider Orange has officially unveiled two new budget Android handsets continuing its theme of naming devices after major cities with the Orange Stockholm and Barcelona.
The two smartphones, which will be looking to emulate the hugely successful Orange San Francisco, a phone that was one of the best budget options for consumers last year, will come on PAYG deals with the Barcelona set to land with a full QWERTY keyboard, capacitive screen with Orange's gesture interface as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back.
Also included in the package are HD Voice, push email and Orange Signal boost with the Barcelona to cost just £100 on PAYG or £10 per month on contract.
Orange's Scandinavian offering shares the Barcelona's 3.2-megapixel camera, but sports a 2.8-inch QVGA screen along with an MP3 player and FM radio. As a result, the Stockholm will only cost you £90 on PAYG (albeit including an obligatory £10 top up when you buy the phone), however there doesn't seem to be a contract option.
Unfortunately neither of these phones will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, instead you will be chugging along on the perfectly acceptable but not quite as excitingAndroid 2.2 Froyo. Either way, both these phones seem eminently affordable and are available from Orange now.