Orange has had a couple of cheap and cheerful Android phones over the last couple of years, including the San Francisco, an own-brand phone manufactured by ZTE and selling for just £99. It's been over a year since the Eclair-powered San Francisco launched and based on its success, the network this past summer added the Orange Barcelona to its portfolio. Today, thanks to a little slip-up on Orange's side of things, we learned that the company is releasing an upgraded version of the San Francisco, and this time, it's running Gingerbread.
Leaked via the network's Help and Support page, the Orange San Francisco II packs an 800MHz ARM11 processor, a 3.5-inch WVGA TFT display, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 512MB of onboard memory. The page betraying the SFII's existence has since been pulled from Orange's website, so we can only assume there's still a while to wait before this phone hits shelves.
We'll keep you posted on price and availability but we're hoping these will keep with the San Francisco/Barcelona theme of cheap and cheerful.