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Photos : Orange Santa Clara - hands on walkthrough

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Intel launched at Mobile World Congress their Atom based mobile phones, alogn with one been co-developed by Orange - known by the codename of Santa Clara; appearing on that very network this summertime, in both France and the UK.

The Orange Santa Clara is now receiving the hands-on treatment by ITProPortal, only in picture form - as the mobile phone network won't allowing filming of the device, as yet.

This phone marks a decade of own-branded Orange handsets, whilst it's set to arrive powered by an Intel Atom Z22460 1.6Ghz processor, with support for HSPA+ on the XMM 6260 platform.

Orange's Santa Clara has a 4.03-inch high resolution screen, with 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera, NFC and HD video. It will tip up running Android 'Gingerbread' 3.2, but it has been confirmed that it will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich, at a later date.

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.