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Orange gets Stockholm syndrome

Mobile phone network Orange has listed a new own branded handset in the Orange Stockholm, which is a budget Android handset with a 2.8-inch screen.

Orange announced the arrival of the new own-name phone from the 'Coming Soon' page on their website, with the mobile appearing on pay as you go plans.

The Orange Stockholm is the rebranded low cost Huawei U8160 that Vodafone only recently announced, as their Smart 858 handset.

This rebranding of a rebranded mobile phone arrives with a 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touch screen, with a 3.2 megapixel camera, whilst running from a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor and 512MB of memory, with a microSD card slot for further expansion.

Orange's Stockholm comes with 3G, HSDPA and also WIFI for cellular and Internet access, along with a built-in radio and music player with Android 'Froyo' 2.2 being the operating system of choice .

On-board is a feature that we are seeing more of these days, the Signal Boost UMA technology, which increases the phone's signal whilst at home by using the WIFI setup.

Orange is bundling in to the phone their messenger, Orange games, the Wednesday apps and access to the Orange App Store.

One part of Everything Everywhere has unveiled the cost of the Stockholm as £79.99; Vodafone is currently retailing the Huawei U8160 for £75.

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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.