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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Oppo's Find 7, and all the details we've wanted to know about its 2K display. Then we talk about LG due to some rumors of the G3, aside from possible wearable items. Samsung is next as we first talk about rumors of a new Galaxy Camera on its way. We also talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 that just landed at the FCC. We end today's show talking about some legal problems that HTC is giving to their previous VP of design due to leaks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Oppo Find 7 display size, 2K resolution, confirmed - LG G3: ...

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    The Oppo Find 7 has been both rumored, leaked, and teased by the manufacturer itself, and the latest information we received via the official Twitter account was a confirmation of its 2K screen. At that point, about the only unknown variable of the Find 7's screen was the actual size of the display, something Oppo addresses in its latest teaser. 5.5-inches, that's how big the display will be, and, at a resolution of 2560x1440, that will result in a PPI rating of 538. Furthermore, Oppo claims that the Find 7 with its 5.5-inch screen will feel like a five-inch device, meaning the phone will ...

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    Oppo's N1 is an interesting phone for a lot of reasons: a rear touch panel, that cool rotating camera... but one that's really grabbing a big chunk of the attention is the phone's special status as officially supporting CyanogenMod as an alternate platform. Earlier this month, we saw the regular N1 go up for sale, which fully supports users re-flashing their handsets with a CM ROM. In addition to that model, we've also known about a special CyanogenMod Edition of the phone, which would arrive from the factory with CM already installed and ready to go; this week, that CM N1 becomes ...

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    The Oppo N1, and the upcoming Oppo Find 7, are not the only products too look out for from the Chinese manufacturer. We've recently heard about a certain Oppo R1, and the phone-maker has made the device official; the unlocked version goes for 2,498 Chinese Yuan, which pretty much translates to about $411. For that money you'll get mid-range-worthy specs, including a five-inch 720p display, a MediaTek quad-core SoC operating at 1.3 GHz, 2GB of RAM (only one, according to some reports), 16GB of internal storage, as well as an eight-megapixel shooter on the back that is promised to deliver ...

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    We're less than two short weeks away from the end of 2013 and it's hard to deny that this year has been a pretty great one for smartphones. Sure, some players struggled more than others, but the industry's in a stronger, more mature, and just more interesting place than it was a year ago. For all the progress that's come our way, though, I wonder if we're not missing out on even bigger and better things. Because as much as the landscape has grown, we're still dealing with a small group of players, and an even more select group of the really big boys, the devices from which simply dominate ...

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    Our apology for some technical difficulties in publishing this. The video has been live on YouTube since yesterday. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new rumors on the Oppo Find 7 with its 2K display. Then we shift our focus towards Nokia as things don't seem positive when it comes to their 8.3-inch tablet plans, even though Microsoft's 8-inch Surface is rumored to bring some innovative things. Samsung is next, this time because the company has shifted their marketing strategy, and that even includes plans for retail stores. We then cover the rumors of Google's EnergySense ...

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    For a few weeks now we've been talking about Oppo and its upcoming Find 7 smartphone. Like we've been getting signs of lately with devices from other Southeast Asian OEMs, these rumors quickly wrapped themselves up in the idea of a 2K display – a hefty 2560 x 1440 resolution – along with other similarly high-end specs. Today we finally see Oppo itself confirm that 2K resolution, but even as we get that answer, some new questions are popping up about just what size that panel might be. That's Oppo's teaser image up top, posted to Twitter last night. While it's crystal clear about that ...

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    Last we heard about the Oppo Find 7 was when rumors of it allegedly upcoming specs got leaked: you have every reason to be excited about this upcoming phone, if the internals will match the leaked info. Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 5.7-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel main camera, five-megapixel front-facer, and LTE support. Now Oppo took it to its Weibo page to tease the Find 7, as not only an acknowledgement of its existence, but as a confirmation of its imminent release. Well, we used the word "imminent" in a broad sense, because the teaser, as seen ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Asus PadFone Mini launch, and why you shouldn't really care about it. We then talk bout CyanogenMod 11.0 M1, and what this means for the current Nexus line-up. Oppo is next as their future Find 7 plans to be the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 805 processor, aside from a great display. Then we talk about Samsung's plans to bring us a 1080p Windows Phone early next year, even if Samsung Windows Phones have never been hot. We end today's show talking about Apple's iBeacon service for Apple Stores. All this and more after the ...

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    A few weeks back we heard Qualcomm announce its most advanced mobile SoC to date, the Snapdragon 805. With a new GPU, it sounded pretty great, but a raw chip doesn't do any of us much good until someone builds a phone around it. So, who's game? While this is very much still in the “rumor” department, we get word today that Oppo could be one of the first OEMs to eye the 805, with plans to place the chip in its upcoming Find 7 Android. Suggested hardware specs for the Find 7 (Find 5 pictured up top) are pretty darn impressive-sounding: besides the Snapdragon 805, the phone might get a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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    On September 23 Oppo announced the N1, and, aside from the sexy swiveling camera, the phone-maker is offering future owners a choice for the OS: either Oppo’s own ColorOS, which is basically Android 4.2, or CyanogenMod. According to the latest information from Oppo's Google+ page, the phone will be available for purchase starting from December 10, 2013. It will set you back either $599, or €449, depending on where you purchase it from. However, there's no word on whether the CyanogenMod-powered N1 will be available on the same day; there's also no word on whether the price refers to ...

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    We're either right in the middle of a really great, chock-full-of-potential time to be a smartphone manufacturer, or smack-dab in one of the most difficult periods to date, where market domination by a couple big players creates significant barriers to competition. Samsung and Apple reign supreme over the landscape, together accounting for about 43% of global smartphone sales. After that it starts dropping off fast, and even the three next biggest OEMs combined don't have sales that equal Apple's. On one hand, the smartphone market is expanding into new regions, especially in developing ...

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    CyanogenMod is simply blowing up this fall. When the team behind the custom ROM decided to go all corporate and form Cyanogen Inc., some of us long-term fans were understandably concerned – any big change carries with it the potential for disaster, and despite all sorts of assurances, we just didn't know what this would all mean for what to many has emerged as the custom ROM to beat. Since first getting that news of incorporation, things have been moving fast for Cyanogen Inc., and we've already seen both the release of a streamlined CyanogenMod Installer app into the Play Store, and a ...

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    Back in September, Oppo launched an extremely unusual flagship, its N1. What's so weird about this phone? Well, aside from the rear touch panel and the rotating camera, the handset has official CyanogenMod support. At the time of Oppo's launch announcement, we learned that users would have a choice between running CyanogenMod or the company's own ColorOS. While that's very true, today we hear about a special CyanogenMod Edition of the N1, for users really excited about Oppo and Cyanogen pairing up. Functionally, the differences between this and the stock N1 are minor – while the regular ...

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    Well there's some good time for you: we only just got finished talking about what MEMS devices are, and how they enable your smartphone to do all the neat stuff it does, and now a MEMS component is back in the news, with that DigitalOptics part we told you about in a recent Nexus 5 rumor returning to our attention, and the announcement that it's finally going to appear on a handset – just not the Nexus 5. DigitalOptics got roped into that rumor when it was discovered that the Nexus 5 might use a Sony IMX719 sensor for its camera – while the DigitalOptics MEMS camera uses the same ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's sales results for their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C over the opening weekend. We then talk about the first CyanogenMod phone to reach the market, the Oppo N1. BlackBerry is next as the company seems to have a buyer, but more with the idea of helping the company and not tearing it apart, aside from the news of the cross-platform BBM hitting a delay. Then we go through the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 929 phablet. We end today's show talking Microsoft's launch of the Surface 2 and new Surface Pro. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Microsoft's not the only one with new hardware this morning, and Oppo finally introduces us to its N1 Android, along with some unusual camera design and a special ROM tie-in. Oppo's been teasing this phone since last week, and although we were expecting innovations like a rear touch panel, we got a few additional surprises. Let's start with the basic hardware layout: The N1 has a 5.9-inch 1080p display, runs a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, and has 2GB of RAM. It sports a beefy 3610mAh battery, and that rear touch panel is confirmed, measuring twelve square centimeters. It will be available in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C first impressions after our review has begun. Then we talk about Microsoft's idea to build phablets using Windows RT. We later talk more phablets, but this time because of the Nokia Lumia 1520. We then move the spotlight to Sony and the sad news that you can't unlock the bootloader on this device, or you can't yet at least. We end today's show talking about the Oppo N1 possibly becoming the first CynanogenMod phone in the market. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iPhone 5S unboxing (Video) - iPhone 5C ...

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    Earlier this week, the CyanogenMod team shook-up the custom ROM community with its announcement that it had incorporated itself, and going forward would be doing business as Cyanogen Inc. Tons of questions remain about how this move will affect the project and its open-source roots, and despite any concerns we may have, the future sure looks promising for this new venture. When announcing the news, the company talked about plans to team up with a hardware maker to deliver phones running CyanogenMod software. But just who would that be? We've heard lots of speculation – HTC was mentioned ...

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    Oppo has been teasing its upcoming phone, the N1, but apparently, its killer feature will be an LG G2 feature killer from the start. If the G2 has rear-mounted buttons, as we've discussed at length here on Pocketnow, the N1 will apparently have a rear-mounted, wait for it, touch panel. Just below the camera, on the back, as you can see in the image above, will be a touch panel which will recognize finger gestures in four directions: left, right, up, and down. While these could be used for so many things (scroll, zoom, swipe, volume, etc.), we hope Oppo allows future owners to customize ...

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    The HTC First, in spite of its inability to make a commercial impact, interests us for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its 4.3-inch 720p display. Even though we continue to see higher resolutions and greater pixel densities brought to the largest smartphones, progress seems to have left more petite handsets behind, so outfitting a smaller phone with an HD screen felt like a great move. The phone we're talking about today does things one step better, bringing a 720p display to a handset with a 3.7-inch screen. This display could arrive on the Oppo Find 5 Mini, following in ...

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    The OPPO Find 5 made its way to Europe this morning and the even coincides with the Chinese phone-maker's launch of its European page. Those looking to get the Find 5 can order it online and the device will ship from within the EU. As far as specs are concerned the OPPO Find 5 packs a five-inch screen with 1080p resolution, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facer, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powering it alongside a 2,500mAh battery. The selection includes white and black as well as 16- and 32GB variants. Prices are ...

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    For many of us, the front-facing cameras on our smartphones are somewhat of an afterthought. Sure, we like that they're there for that rare occasion when someone wants to video chat or we need to snap a new profile picture, but other than making sure that smartphones we're shopping for include the feature, we rarely get too concerned about specs. After all, the megapixel count for your phone's main camera is going to make a larger impact on use than just how high-res the front-facer is. Nevertheless, today we're hearing about a bunch of Androids that may offer eight-megapixel front-facing ...

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    Thinnest smartphone is one of those records like fastest production car, where we're more interested in it from an academic sense then necessarily making the winning model a part of our lives. Just as we don't really need a car that can go 270MPH (especially if that gas-guzzling 16-cylinder engine means we're only getting 10MPG), the thinnest phone may not be the most comfortable to use, nor the most rugged design. Still, it's interesting to keep track of progress. Recently, we heard that a new Oppo phone, its model R809T, might take the thinnest spot away from the 6.45-millimeter Alcatel ...

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