Orange revisits San Francisco with another budget blower
Orange has gone all Golden Gate Bridge again, announcing the successor to its own-brand Android blower, the San Francisco.
The Orange San Francisco II, which features a 3.5in capacitive touchscreen display, runs on a faster, 800MHz processor with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Memory is also up, to 512MB, which can be expanded to 16GB using Micro SD cards.
Then there's a 5Mp camera as well as a slightly improved battery life of four-and-half hours' talk time. Hardly anything to call home about.
Available towards the end of the month, the Orange San Francisco II will slot in at its predecessors price point - £99 on PAYG and free on contracts costing £10.50 a month. ®
Will be worth getting once you can root it and get an alternative ROM on there without the Orange bloatware. Im still using my original San Fran and a quite happy with it, especially as i only paid £85 with a discount for being a loyal customer to orange. And then i moved to 3 a month after once my credit has run out.
Does anyone know who manufactures them, ZTE again?
..has it got a resistive or capacitive screen?
Once again another phone with too low amound of built in phone storage for it to be of any decent use. Most apps still require being installed onto the phone memory and even those that can be move to SD still keep a portion of thier footprint still installed onto the phone. Once Orange have added on their bloat apps and game demos (which cannot be uninstalled without rooting and installing a new ROM) you won't have much space left to play with.
I expected more from the SF2.
good question, does it run iPlayer is what I'd like to know.
Anyone know what generation ARM CPU has? I believe the last one had an ARM6 processor which put a limit on some of the apps you could run. Mine still flies along with the latest CyanogenMOD though.
As for the memory, mine has 512MB of RAM so I'm not sure that counts as an upgrade.