Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 09:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

This is what you have been waiting for. The OPPO N1 will be available for purchase starting from December 10, 2013.

The N1 is available with Oppo's own skinned Android, with CyanogenMod, or with both. Interesting approach that I hope more manufacturers adopt. Too bad the N1 is such an ugly monstrosity - 5.9" (!) with rotatable camera (!) - compared to its beautiful, elegant, understated, and timeless predecessor.

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Still a good idea
by WereCatf on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 09:36 UTC
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The phone may be ugly or at the very least terribly understated, but I still find the idea of a rotating camera a good one. I don't think I've ever used the front-facing camera on any phone that I've owned, the quality is always so horribly poor that it's just better not to have image at all. So, why waste space on a camera that's not going to get used anyways?

The idea itself is nothing new, I've seen and even used such ones already in the past myself, but in the recent years no one has dared to even try to bring the idea back. Glad to see at least one manufacturer daring to be different.

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