The Orange Stockholm offers smartphone features on a budget, including Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), HSDPA and WiFi connectivity
Editor's Review of the Stockholm
Described by Orange as an "amazing smartphone for an amazing price", the so-called Stockholm is a re-branded version of the Huawei U8160 - otherwise known as the Vodafone Smart.
The Orange Stockholm is a good looking smartphone, but lacks the pizzazz of Vodafone's offering, which comes equipped with customisable back covers. Unlike the 'Smart', the Stockholm goes for a three-button Android bar, with a physical button below. Although this adds a bit of bulk to the handset, its glossy black casing measures in at a just 13mm thick.
The bargain-priced handset comes running Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, which dresses its 2.8-inch (240 x 320) capacitive touchscreen. As well as the usual Google apps (GMail, Search, Talk), the handset comes pre-loaded with Orange Widgets. These include Orange App Store, Games, Messenger and Wednesday. However, Orange's app store is fairly limited, so you may be better off sticking to the Android Market where you now have the choice of over 200,000 apps.
In terms of entertainment, the Swedish-themed smartphone is by no means limited. There's a built-in MP3 player, an FM radio and a 3.2 megapixel camera on its rear - capable of capturing Facebook-worthy snapshots. We were also pleased to discover that there's both HSDPA and WiFi onboard, although surfing on the tiny screen is a little bit restrictive.
It's features don't end there, either. You'll also find a reasonable 528MHz processor, built-in email support, Swype text input, and up to 32GB of expandable memory.
Although we're slightly swaying towards the Vodafone Smart, Orange's Stockholm is only marginally different. For just eighty-quid you can bag a decent Android smartphone, complete with an alright camera and high-speed connectivity. We're just sad it doesn't come with those customizable back covers.
Orange Stockholm News
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Orange‘s bargain-priced ‘Stockholm’ is now available, for just £79.99 on pay as you go. Announced just last week in a low-key manner, the Swedish-themed smartphone is an Orange-branded version of the Vodafone Smart. You get the same Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, coupled with a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 528MHz processor. With Android onboard, [...]
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Orange Stockholm Specifications
104mm x 56mm x 13mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.8 inches
Resolution: 240 x 320
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
3.2 megapixel camera
Battery Capacity: 1200 mAh
Talk Time: 240 minutes
Standby Time: 336 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Video supported formats