Orange planning low-end "Boston" handset

It looks like Orange is planning to roll out an own-branded handset based on the Android platform, but created by Foxxcon. It's going to be called "Boston", and is aimed at the lower end of the market.

It has a 3.2-inch LCD screen running at 480 x 320 resolution, and comes with a 5-megapixel camera, but no flash. Inside, there's a 600MHz processor, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, microSD capabilities and a headphone jack. Those are specs that might have been impressive a year ago, but are distinctly mid-range now.

It'll be launching across Europe for prices starting from just 1 euro. It'll depend a little on what contract you opt for, though, or how much you top up if you opt for a PAYG alternative. Assuming it's cheap, would you be tempted by the Boston?



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