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Orange San Francisco II £99 Android budget mobile phone - unboxing and hands on walkthrough video

ITPP is now publishing the unboxing video and hands on walkthrough of the ZTE rebranded Orange San Francisco II Android low cost device, which is the successor to last year's San Francisco handset that was also priced at £99 on prepay deals.

The original phone shipped with Android 'Eclair' 2.1 and a 600MHz CPU, which has been increased to an 800MHz variant and the mobile is now run from the Android 'Gingrebread' 2.3 OS.

Both devices, old and new, have a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen, only the first model had just 150MB of internal storage and the new San Francisco II has 512MB and support for 16GB microSD cards - with a 2GB version included.

The camera has also been upgraded from 3 megapixels to 5, with the addition of signal boost that uses the home WIFI for a gaining better reception and an HD voice feature for better call quality.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.