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Orange launches trio of own branded handsets

One part of Everything Everywhere has officially announced three new own-name mobile phones in the Barcelona, Stockholm and Monte Carlo.

The three handsets have already appeared on Orange’s ‘Coming Soon’ page and as far back as early June, although no official word has come from Orange about these handsets.

Orange’s Barcelona and Stockholm have now arrived in stores this week, whilst the Monte Carlo is set to arrive much later in the summer.

The Orange Barcelona phone is a rebranded ZTE mobile with a Qwerty keyboard and with HD voice capabilities. This handset arrives with a 2.6-inch TFT touch screen, with a 3.2 megapixel camera and video calling features, along with a full Qwerty keyboard and runs from the Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 OS.

Orange’s Stockholm tips up 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.

This mobile phone is a rebranded Huawei U8160, which Vodafone recently announced, as their Smart 858 handset with the same Signal Boost UMA technology that increases the phone’s signal whilst at home by using the WIFI setup.

Orange’s Monte Carlo is the rebranded ZTE Skate handset, which 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.

The Barcelona from Orange is priced at £99.99 on monthly tariffs, whilst the Stockholm costs £79.99 on pay as you go deals and the Monte Carlo has still yet to be priced up.

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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.