Items tagged with oppo

Bloatware, Bloatware, Bloatware! We all hate bloatware. And with the exception of a few companies like Apple, Motorola, and Google (with its Nexus devices) there aren’t many ways to avoid factory- or carrier-installed bloatware without rooting a device. One of the biggest offenders in years past has been Samsung, and the company is feeling the heat for its obnoxious behavior from the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission. The commission’s secretary general, Tao Ailian, fingered not only Samsung, but also Chinese OEM Oppo Electronics for egregious behavior when it comes to pre-installed... Read more...
For whatever reason, smartphone makers have a tendency to neglect the front-facing camera in favor of a much superior rear-facing lens even though there exists an obsession with taking selfies. Heck, not even the threat of being mauled by a bear (literally) is enough to deter the selfie craze. However, there's one company that gets it, and that company is Oppo, which has gone and motorized the rotating camera on its new N3 handset. The company's previous N1 smartphone had a rotating camera as well -- turn the rear-lens around and take a selfie using a high quality camera -- but this time around... Read more...
You may want to hide your so-called "smartphone" before reading any further -- we don't want any hurt feelings. As big and bad as your current handset might be, odds are high that Oppo's new Find 7 trumps its. Heck, it even has some low-end PCs feeling bad about themselves. Enough of that, though, let's go over what exactly makes the Find 7 such a beastly phone, starting with its 5.5-inch display. Don't worry about pixels being stretched out over all that real estate, Oppo went with a delightful 1440p quad HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with a 2560x1440 resolution (that equates to 538 pixels... Read more...
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is planning a March 19, 2014 launch event for its upcoming Find 7 smartphone. Or should we say smartphones, as in plural? There's an interesting typo on a photo the company posted to Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, in which the company seems to indicate that there will be multiple versions of the Find 7. The photo states "Find 7 [Are] Coming," and according to Engadget, it's a subtle hint of two different SKUs -- one sporting a 5.5-inch panel with a 2560x1440 resolution (538 pixels per inch) and a second with a 1080p display. It was previously hinted there would... Read more...
Tired of your smartphone dragging around your wireless carrier's shackles and chains? Unfortunately, Google made the unpopular decision to remove the CyanogenMod installer from its Google Play store on the basis that the app is in violation of its developer terms and "encourages users to void their warranty," but it can't stop handset makers from building devices with the software pre-installed. Meet the Oppo N1. The Oppo N1 breaks ground as the world's first smartphone to feature CyanogenMod from the get-go, and when you buy the device, you'll be able to choose whether your want to run with the... Read more...
Oppo may not be a household name in the U.S. smartphone market, but it's a name that's certainly building up steam elsewhere. The company has just launched the new Find 5 in a slew of international markets, and it looks as if world domination is the goal. Starting in Q1 2013, the high-end phone will begin shipping for $539 (for the 32GB edition), while a $499 model will ship to those who need only 16GB of onboard storage. It'll pack a 5" 1080p display, a quad-core S4 Pro processor, Android (Jelly Bean), loads of sensors and a 13MP Sony-sourced sensor. Those are the kinds of specifications that'll... Read more...
Your run-of-the-mill smartphone announcement usually involves the same old names, like HTC, Motorola, or Samsung. But one company you probably never heard of is Oppo. That's because Oppo doesn't really have much of a presence in the U.S. market, but it sure is looking to make a grand entrance with its Find 5 Android phone. The Find 5 is absolutely stacked, in terms of smartphone features, not the least of which is the device's 5-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. That works out to 441 pixels per inch, each of which is protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It only gets... Read more...
Blu-ray is still struggling to gain widespread support by consumers, but it's safe to say the format has a future. If things like Hulu continue to dominate, that future may be short-lived, but it's a future nonetheless. OPPO is looking to deliver somewhat of a futureproof home entertainment deck in the BDP-80. Not only is it a Blu-ray Disc player, but it's also a DVD-Audio/Video player a Super Audio CD (SACD) player and an HDCP player.It's pretty much the jack of all trades when it comes to home entertainment, as there is hardly a disc/format out there that this one can't handle. It's also supports... Read more...
As the old saying goes, one man's ceiling is another man's floor.  And in every down market, somehow, somewhere, another sector of the market is flourishing.  Though many folks out there might not be tapping into that early retirement as early as they would like, troubles in the Financial sector spell opportunity for the geeks in Computer Sciences and IT.  Not to mention the fact that the internet is quickly running short of routing resources, so they'll need a few more smart kids real soon, to backfill things with new technology.  So... Read more...
HP’s New Year promo to help gamers pwn opponents in ’08HP has announced a new promotion for gamers looking to kick more virtual butt in the New Year. This cool config comes at the hot price of just $2,399 and includes the award winning, liquid-cooled HP Blackbird 002 and a ton of other upgrades. The system will begin shipping in January and is available for order immediately at www.hp.com/blackbird. (Check out our Blackbird review)Rahul Sood, CTO of HP Gaming, and his team are proud to be able to offer such a great product for gamers looking to make the best of the New Year. “We love building liquid-cooled... Read more...
Apple recently removed the word Computer from their corporate name, and this might very well reflect the mindset of those people who are calling the shots: at the end of the day they have far less than 5% market share when it comes to computers, a far cry from their lofty position atop the world of portable media playing devices.Obviously Apple's core business is not something that they're likely to give up on any time soon, but did the switch in emphasis cause the company to miss a chance to build relationships with new customers?“When the long-awaited moment arrived, Vista turned out to be in... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that ATI's newly-proposed exit from the Intel chipset business -- now that the company is being bought by AMD -- is going to pave the way for VIA and SiS to capitalize on opportunities in the entry-level Intel space. This makes perfect sense, as ATI benefited greatly from their relation ship Intel and their departure leaves a gaping hole in the market. "Taiwan-based chipset vendors VIA Technologies and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) are expected to benefit from ATI's rumored decision to cut down chipset developments... Read more...
AMD'S 50X15 INITIATIVE EXPANDS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA - AMD shows power of the ecosystem approach; Teams with more than 15 organizations to narrow the digital divide in Africa - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 4, 2006 - A consortium led by AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched three digital inclusion programs in schools in and around Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. As part of the 50x15 Initiative, AMD is collaborating with the Ugandan Government, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and 13 additional organizations as part of the company's commitment to connect 50 percent of... Read more...
The Tech Report has reviewed a pair of nForce 590 SLI socket AM2 motherboards shoot-out style, the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe and the Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H.  Both of these boards offer a slew of features, but which one did Geoff like best?  Well, you're going to have to read the article to find out. "WITH A SIX PACK of Serial ATA RAID, dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers, High Definition Audio, and a whopping 46 PCI Express lanes, NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset is easily the most feature-rich core logic chipset available for AMD's... Read more...