Can't Wait For The iPhone 5? Orange San Francisco Price Drops To £68

Coming out of a two year contract with a crappy phone and looking forward to the iPhone 5? Can't wait till September for it to be launched? Then why not get an affordable yet capable inbetweener for the time being.

Assuming that you are (or have been) an Orange customer in the past, whether on pay as you go or contract, you should be able to get the uber-popular Orange San Francisco (AKA ZTE Blade) for only £67.99 apparently.

One customer has called Orange direct and managed to get a discount off the £75 price - that includes £10 credit - by adding four free SIM cards to the order, a trick that has been emulated by others on HotUKdeals.

The phone made the headlines last year as it quickly became one of our favourite phones back in November, a genuine bargain at just over £110 then. Now that it costs almost £50 less, it is a true no brainer.

The phone comes with a Qualcomm MSM7227 system on chip clocked at 600MHz, one which can be overclocked and which is already powering the likes of the HTC Salsa, the Wildfire S and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8.

It has 512MB RAM, 2GB onboard storage (expandable to 16GB), a 3.2-megapixel camera with AF, Android 2.1 Eclair, Bluetooth, WiFi, FM radio and a gorgeous 3.5-inch WVGA OLED touchscreen.

Over the past few months, hackers have not only managed to customise the phone but have even managed to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread to run on it, even though the phone doesn't support it officially.