Orange unveils its first E smartphone under its name

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 22 Feb 2013

Orange has announced the addition of three smartphones to its device range, including its first E smartphone, the mo.

The operator has had some success with it own bred phones, including the Monte Carlo, which was Orange’s best selling phone throughout 2012 in Spain. The operator is hoping to build on that success with the new line-up. l three devices will also be on display at Mobile rld Congress, which starts on February 25 in Barcelona.

8-megapixel camera

In addition to an E connection, the mo has a 4.5-inch screen with a 960-by-540 pixel resolution an 8-megapixel camera. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

The mo is one of an increasing number of E smartphones that are intended to exp the availability of the 4G technology beyond high-end smartphones. Other products in this growing category include Samsung’s Galaxy Express the Optimus F series from Electronics, which was announced on Thursday. (

“It is all about the continued democratization on the mobile Internet,” said Remy, vice president of devices at Orange, regarding the mo.

st like , Orange didn’t announce what its E smartphone will cost.

Budget smartphone

Orange is also introducing the San Remo the Nivo. The latter will be Orange’s most affordable smartphone, but it still has a 4-inch screen a 5-megapixel camera. The San Remo has a 4.7-inch display housed in a shell that is 8.2 millimeters thick. The phone is also equipped with an 8-megapixel camera. l three models are based on Android 4.1, they also have an 802.11n -Fi connection A-G.

Going forward, Orange will use four-letter words, like the mo Nivo, instead of cities when naming its own-bred phones, according to Remy.

The smartphones will start shipping during the first of the year across a number of Orange markets including Romania, Slovakia Spain, although not all countries will carry all three devices. icing will be announced with local availability, but will be in line with previous Orange smartphone pricing, according to the operator.