Orange Monte Carlo listed by Orange – the 4.3" ZTE Skate

The long-awaited follow-up to the superb Orange San Francisco Android phone has been listed by UK network Orange, which will be selling the phone internationally known as the ZTE Skate under the name Orange Monte Carlo in the UK.

As we’ve previously discovered, ZTE is hoping to launch the phone for around £180 on an unsubsidised basis, which, if Orange agrees, is a heck of a bargain for a 4.3″ phone running Android 2.3.

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The high life indeed! Expert opinion is that the processor inside the Skate/Monte Carlo is a bit “entry level” though. Check it out over at Orange, where the smartphone is listed as “coming soon” to the network’s pay-as-you-go Android portfolio.

Thanks to reader k0zmic for the tip.

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  1. Simon

     /  June 28, 2011

    Orange heavily subsidised the San Francisco phone and I expect they will do the same with the Monte Carlo. I expect it to be around £140 on PAYG myself.

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    • k0zmic

       /  June 28, 2011

      That sounds about right, I’d say £150 tops considering it’s £180 SIM Free IIRC.

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  2. Looks like a great deal!

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  3. Neostar

     /  July 1, 2011

    This will depend on what processor it has and if will able to run the full adobe flash plugin

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  4. iain

     /  July 13, 2011

    £150 max for me and if no release or mention by the end of july im looking for a differant phone.

    Reply
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