T-Mobile customers get their own version of Orange's latest arrival.
Smartphones might be the best thing to happen to us since the satnav but they're pretty pricey devices. As such, affordable lower-end options are becoming more popular. Last week Orange expanded upon its success with its own-brand Android, the San Francisco, with the San Francisco 2. However, it seems Orange isn't the only network with this ZTE-manufactured phone. Crave reports that sister-carrier T-Mobile is also going to be selling the phone, albeit under a different name.
The two phones sport slightly different designs, but they're identical under the hood. Both the San Francisco 2 and T-Mobile's Vivacity pack a 3.5-inch 800x480 TFT WVGA touchscreen display and a 5-megapixel camera, as well as an 800MHz ARM11 CPU; support for up to 32GB of storage; a small camera up front for video calling; WiFi; Bluetooth; and USB support. Most importantly the Vivacity has the same version of Android (Gingerbread) and the same PAYG £99 price tag.