Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade has emerged as one of the best selling Android devices in Kenya courtesy of Orange Telkom Kenya. The smart phone is said to have benefited greatly from a low price tag despite its flourished features that beat by far other entry level devices in its arena; ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco is currently retailing at Orange Kenya’s retail stores countrywide @ Kshs.12,299. On top of the appealing price tag, thanks to Orange Kenya, ZTE Blade/San Francisco has received a considerable coverage in print media, electronic media and social networks; a day would hardly pass without noticing its well polished advert in any of the aforementioned media. Unlike Huawei which capitalized on the entry level market fast enough with devices such as Ideos U8150 now retailing @ Kshs.8,000, ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco came into the Kenyan market rather too late when bigwigs like Samsung had declared their interest in the segment with devices such as the Galaxy Mini S5570 and Galaxy Y S5360.
Soon after ZTE Blade was unveiled in China, it assumed the Orange San Francisco identity in other locations with no clear reason as to why the Californian city’s name; however, “Orange” makes sense considering it’s the carrier retailing the droid device. A side with its name’s relevance, Orange San Francisco houses some serious specifications beating benchmarks in its genre; it features an OLED display screen. It’s surprising to note that despite every sign in the smart phone technology indicating a shift to super-LCD display, Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade embraces a 3.5inch OLED screen at 800×480 pixel resolution (267 pixel density) creating crisp images and text. The touch screen utilizes ‘capacitive’ technology rather than inferior ‘resistive’, capacitive is more responsive and allows multi-touch capability with two points of contact. On the other hand, resistive touch screen is vital for handwriting recognition but is not as responsive as capacitive, let alone supporting multi-touch capability.
Below the Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade screen are three hard buttons- Home, Menu and Back- which are well designed and placed to reserve the device’s nice finish. The search key for Google search widget which is typical to most droid devices was omitted, meaning you’ll have to dig deeper for search in applications. The device is housed in a soft matte grey plastic that generally feels sturdy; it’s powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs on Android v2.1 E’clair. Major drawbacks of this handset are low processor speed, ugly user interface and an inside MicroSD card slot.
Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade Features/Specifications;
- Android v2.1 E’clair (Upgradeable to v2.2)
- 600Mhz ARM 11 Qualcomm MSM7227 Processor, Adreno 200
- 3.5inch (480×800 pixels) AMOLED or LCD Capacitive touch screen
- 3.15 Megapixel (2048x1536pixels) camera, auto-focus
- Up to 32GB MicroSD card, 150MB storage, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
- 7.2Mbps HDSPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, WiFi 802.11b/g, WiFi hotspot (droid v2.2)
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS support
Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade Price in Kenya: Kshs.12,299 (at Orange retail stores)
If you want to unlock or to upgrade your San Francisco to version 2.3(Gingerbread) Contact 0710590670
how much do you charge for the upgrade?
Call me on the number provided their
Why call and pay when u can upgraded it yourself freely
hey we got lotsa UNLOCK SITES you dont have to be a genius…… you can also download a droid unlock app str8 on your fone for FREEEEEEEEEE
visit this page to post your queries about Orange san francisco or any other android Phone http://www.facebook.com/AndroidKenya
Download a .rar gingerbread os(for small file size) and then follow the host of info on the web to unlock and upgrade. Don’t depend on the inbuilt upgrade. Check for the latest versions of software to avoid bricking up your phone. That easy, no need to pay anyone, that’s why android is open source.
is this device better than the galaxy pocket? 🙂
i urgently need this phone, were can i find it?am in kenya please please
I think it was discontinued for some reason but you can try looking at http://www.dealkenya.com/ someone was selling his there.
There are a couple of people selling this phone at deals in Kenya website try them
any where the stock isn’t finished yet
any one selling new san francisco phone
where can i find a battery for this phone? checked all over in Nairobi no success
I can get you a brand new original battery in two weeks for Kshs 1600, shipped from the UK.
I want the battery too. How can I get it?
my screen got broken where can i get a spare part of it in Kenya coz i checked in mombasa but they dont have and a cover. thank you
I am selling my one year old San Francisco..Get in touch if interested on 0711641089
I desperately need a zte phone where can buy one….old or new
Comment:hi muya.i have a zte san francisco.holla 0723281904
I desperately need a zte phone where can buy one….old or new. I am in Eldoret.
i have one zte blade L2
Comment:i have a zte sann francisco orange phone & it is overheating.i was told it’s cpu is bad + also it drains all the power in the battery very fast .where can i get it within nairobi for replacement
i need the cover(outer cover),battery and the screens. kindly please tell me where to get them. call me on 0714868326.
am kindly requesting for a zte blade battery please assist me on how to get it thank and i value your feedback
0717155382 that is my number
Hi where can i get a z990 battery in Nairobi
hey,my san francisco p729b touch screen got cracked and i need to replace it where can i find one?
Have you found the screen for this phone. I too am in search for this screen.