You don't have to go to Sweden to buy an affordable Android smart phone, but Orange is conjuring up thoughts of award-winning fjords, meatballs and cheerful socialism with the Stockholm. The budget Android phone has been revealed on the Orange website.
The Stockholm packs Android 2.2 Froyo, the last-but-one version of Google's mobile-phone software. Froyo may not be the latest version but you can still grab apps from the Android Market.
The phone is made by Huawei. On the front is a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. Inside is an FM radio, MP3 player and 3.2-megapixel camera. Orange reckons you'll get a full 4 hours of talk time and a whopping 14 days on standby before you'll need to charge the phone.
The Stockholm is compatible with Orange Signal Boost, which pairs the phone with your home Wi-Fi to boost your signal, should your phone struggle indoors.
Last year, Orange joined forces with T-Mobile to form Everything Everywhere, so you'll get to use T-Mobile's network too. Also, an Orange Wednesdays app will sort you out with a free ticket to the pictures every week.
Orange likes naming phones after cities. We're not sure why. Previous budget phones include the San Francisco, perhaps named after the dynamic technology scene in California, and the Barcelona, perhaps named after the annual phone fest that is Mobile World Congress. We've also seen the Rio, perhaps named as a reminder of the hellish torture of the recent macaw-squawking cinema adverts
Stockholm is the largest city in Sweden, fact fans, as well as the capital and home to the Swedish parliament. It's also the home of the Pirate Party, which campaigns for copyright reform. The Pirate Party recently planned to host file-sharing Pirate Bay servers within the parliament building itself, but sadly lost the election.
The Stockholm is listed as 'coming soon'. Are you in the market for some budget Android action, or do cheap phones do your Swede in? Take stock of the Stockholm in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.