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Unseen Orange phone skates in to view

Mobile phone network Orange has listed a new own-branded handset in the Orange Monte Carlo, with one of the largest screens seen outside of a major mobile phone manufacturer’s device.

Orange’s Monte Carlo is the mobile phone network’s rebranded ZTE Skate handset, which was first launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year - as that OEM maker’s flagship phone of the event.

The ZTE Skate has a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, with an 800Mhz CPU and a Adreno 200 graphics processing unit, a 5 megapixel camera, whilst running from the most recently deployed Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 operating system.

Orange’s latest own-named phone has a build inspired by skaters, with its fashionably thin 10.4mm case with a light 120grams weight.

This phone is also using two pieces of technology that aids in call quality and signal availability, with the Orange HD voice feature that reduces background noise on calls and the Signal Boost UMA feature which uses home WIFI, to boost reception.

Orange has only listed the Monte Carlo on their ‘Coming Soon’ web page, with no further details provided as yet to prices or tariff details but the mobile phone is arriving on pay as you go deals.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.