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Cheapest Touchscreen Phone in UK Costs £48.50

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orange-vegas-blackUK – The Orange Vegas was unveiled as the “smallest, lightest and cheapest touch screen mobile available in the UK”. It costs £48.50 (US$71.37), and will be sold within Orange, in black, and pink.

The Vegas is unsurprisingly comprised of entry-level features, suitable to the price point. It features a 2.4″ touchscreen display, 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 and multimedia player, and FM radio.

The phone has been aligned with specific campaigns for those interested in social networking. A simple recharge of £10 (US$14.71) will provide the user with free access to Facebook, Bebo, and MySpace. One of the clear target audiences of the Vegas are the young consumers.

Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said: “The Vegas is the perfect handset for customers who wish to have the touch screen experience without breaking the bank. It provides a good functionality with a touch screen at a cheap and affordable price. Combined with our pay as you go Dolphin package which offers free access to Bebo, Facebook and MySpace – it really does offer consumers tremendous value”.

Press release:

Orange brings the touch screen mobile experience to the masses with the launch of Vegas

For just £48.50, pay as you go customers get the cheapest full touch screen experience on the market

Orange’s unique user interface provides users with easy one touch access to their favourite services

Combined with Orange’s pay as you go Dolphin package, Vegas is the best value mobile for those who want to access Bebo, Facebook and MySpace on the go

Orange today launched the ‘Vegas’, the smallest, lightest and cheapest touch screen mobile available in the UK. Priced at just £48.50 for pay as you go customers, the stylish Vegas handset is available in black and exclusive to Orange in pink.

Featuring a simple one-touch interface designed exclusively for Orange, the handset allows customers to quickly get to grips with its many features. The Vegas combines a lightweight and elegant style with a 1.3 megapixel camera – so users never have to miss out on the action and can share their photo and video experiences with friends within minutes. It also offers MP3 and media player capability as well as a built-in FM radio for keen music fans.

The handset’s large 2.4 inch high quality touch screen means it’s easy to navigate to your favourite social networking sites to stay in touch with friends. And when you top-up by £10 on Orange pay as you go Dolphin, you get 300 free texts, £10 credit to spend however you want plus free access to Bebo, Facebook and MySpace. Pay as you go Dolphin is the best value package on the market for those who want to access social networks on their mobile and Vegas is the perfect phone – great value with all the functionality and style that you’d expect at a higher price.

Speaking on the announcement, Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said “The Vegas is the perfect handset for customers who wish to have the touch screen experience without breaking the bank. It provides a good functionality with a touch screen at a cheap and affordable price. Combined with our pay as you go Dolphin package which offers free access to Bebo, Facebook and MySpace – it really does offer consumers tremendous value.”

 

The Vegas comes with an in-built memory of 128MB and a microSD card slot that supports a data capacity of up to 4GB. Available immediately for only £48.50 the Vegas is also on offer to pay monthly customers. For more details visit Orange shops or www.orange.co.uk

(£1 = US$1.47048)

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By , Editor-in-Chief, Johannesburg office

Published on Apr 24th, 2009 GMT +2

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