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Orange launches Orange Vegas mobile phone

Small touchscreen mobile phone for less than £50

Orange Vegas

Orange has launched the Orange Vegas, which at £48.50 on PAYG, makes it the UK’s cheapest full touchscreen mobile phone, according to Orange.

Orange is also describing the Vegas handset as being the lightest and smallest touchscreen handset on the UK market. It is in black, or exclusively direct from Orange in pink.

Orange Vegas features

The handset features a 1.3Mp camera, an MP3 player and an FM radio. The 2.4-inch touchscreen provides one-touch access to many of the handsets features, and Orange describes the interface as being easy to use.

Francois Mahieu, Orange UK’s director of devices, said: ‘The Vegas is the perfect handset for customers who wish to have the touchscreen experience without breaking the bank.’

Social networking

Orange recommends using the PAYG handset in conjunction with the Dolphin package. A £10 top-up on the Dolphin package provides you with 300 texts and free access to social networking sites: Bebo, Facebook and MySpace alongside the £10 of credit.

Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘Touchscreens are becoming more and more popular, but are usually restricted to premium handsets, so it’s great that consumers can now access this technology for less than £50. Touchscreens can be difficult to get right, however, so we’d advise customers to have a thorough test of the handset in store before making a purchase.’

Mobile phone reviews

The handset comes with 128MB of on-board memory, which can be supplemented with a 4GB microSD card.

For help choosing the best mobile phone check out our mobile phone reviews. 

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