|Compatible networks||Dual band – GSM 900/1800|
|First released||2011, United Kingdom|
|Successor||Orange Rio II|
|Form factor||Bar phone|
|Operating system||Proprietary operating system, no upgrades|
|Root access||No (no method of 'rooting')|
|Removable storage||16GB SDHC card|
|Data inputs||Resistive touchscreen + QWERTY keyboard|
|Display||2.4in 320x240 pixels TFT LCD with touch screen|
|Rear camera||2Mpx sensor with autofocus|
|Sound||Speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth headset support, vibration motor|
The Orange Rio is a rebranded version of ZTE's X991. It is sold on the Orange network, and is a BlackBerry-styled phone directed to people on budgets or young users, with a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4in touchscreen.
The Orange Rio has a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen, unlike many other BlackBerry handsets and has a 320x240 (QVGA) resolution. However, it lacks 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity, and has Class 10 GPRS connectivity. It connects and charges using the mini-USB standard. It is a 2G handset. It is shipped with Opera's Opera Mini, and supports J2ME so users can load applications at their own will.
- Rio from Orange in black – Orange Shop (link dead)
- Orange Rio review – CNET
- Orange Rio – Full phone specifications