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ZTE Blade Specifications:

General & Hardware
Date Announced 2010, 4Q
Network Technology 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 1900 / 2100
Dimensions (mm) 116 x 56.5 x 11.8
Weight (g) 130
Available colours Black
Screen Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.5 inches, multitouch
Screen Color TFT, 256K colors
Menu Type Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Type Candybar
Navigation Key AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Antenna Fixed Internal
Phonebook Unlimited entries of phonebook, call records
Internal(MB) 150 Mb
Memory Slot microSD, up to 32GB
Battery Type Standard battery, Li-Ion 1250 mAh
Stand-by (hrs) 216 hrs
TalkTime(min) 240 minutes
Entertainment
MP3 Yes
FM Radio Yes
TV Receiver Null
Video Record Yes
Video Support MP4/H.264/H.263 player
Audio Support MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Games Yes
Messaging
SMS Yes
MMS Yes
EMS No
Email Yes
Connectivity
HSDPA Null
WIFI/WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
3G Yes
EDGE Yes
GPRS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP (A2DP)
USB Port Yes
Infrared (IrDA) No
Data Cable microUSB v2.0
Software
Platform / OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair) (can  be upgraded to 2.2)
Java (J2ME) Yes ,Via third party application
WAP Yes Ver 2.0
Browser xHTML, HTML
Predictive Text Entry T9
PIM Application Organizer,Voice memo
Other Application A-GPS supported
Personals
Themes No Info.
Camera Specifications
Lens Type CMOS, 3.2 Megapixel
Digital zoom
Max. Resolution 2048×1536
Flash No
Night Mode No
Extra Features autofocus
Video Yes

The Orange San Francisco mobile phone is also known as the ZTE Blade. In this video I give you a look at this budget/bargain handset.

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Introduction

Since the advent of Android in 2009, the family of devices running Google’s mobile OS has grown from one handset to now hundreds and possibly thousands of unique models. In recent months, Android has seen an explosion of devices coming from lesser-known Asian manufacturers, with one of the main selling points being price. The manufacturers realized that with Android they had a readily and freely accessible operating system, a large market of potential customers, and all they had to do was put together a cheap device to capitalize on Android’s continued growth. Unfortunately, these devices often cut corners where things mattered the most – poor displays, resistive touchscreens, bad build quality and a litany of other crimes against the gods of consumer electronics.

One phone has stepped forward and separated itself from the rabble. The ZTE Blade, unveiled to but a murmur of interest at MWC2010 in February, has now made the existential leap from China to the United Kingdom, assuming a new identity as the Orange San Francisco. It is unclear what the relevance of the Californian city’s name to this device is, but Orange have established a pattern of naming their rebranded phones after American cities. Retailing at a mere £99 ($160) on pre-pay, you would be forgiven for lumping in the Blade with a whole host of other must-try-harders and moving on. However, take a closer look at the Blade’s spec sheet and your interest may be piqued… Read more… »