Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 11:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I was in the running for a new Android phone, and I was quite dead set on getting a Nexus 4 - however, there was another phone in the running: the OPPO Find 5, a smrtphone with lots of positive reviews, but from a small manufacturer. The point that made me choose the Find 5 over the Nexus 4? OPPO actively supports the ROM community by giving away free phones, and boasts support for CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and an AOSP ROM, and obviously, rooting is easy. OPPO also updates its own firmware/ROM twice per month with new features, which is a far cry from the big boys. If you're looking for a new Android phone, you might want to consider looking beyond the established players as well, and support a company who works closely with the community - something the big player still need to learn properly. Once the device arrives on my doorstep, I'll be sure to tell you all about it, and if it lives up to the hype. It is, after all, from a relatively unknown company, so I am taking a risk here. I am a little bit nervous. But hey, if none of us takes the risk, we'll be stuck with the big players forever.
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Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:11 UTC
sb56637
Member since:
2006-05-11

http://oppostyle.com/home/8-find-5-white.html
"Sorry, your region is currently not supported."

Nothing else on the page for me. Not cool.

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RE: Comment by sb56637
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:14 in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh god as a Dutch guy I'm all too familiar with that message (can't order Nexus devices, for instance). Where are you from?

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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

South America.

Even their top level domain page gives me the same message. Their ENTIRE site consists of one large, bold, rude line.

Oh well, there are many Chinese knockoff Android phone makers that are eager to sell and ship for free to South America.

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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by chamel on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
chamel Member since:
2011-06-17

I can understand when shipping is unavailable for some reasons, but whole site is blocked. (in Ukraine)

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RE: Comment by sb56637
by Moya on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:26 in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
Moya Member since:
2007-07-26

same here from dominican republic

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RE: Comment by sb56637
by Temcat on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:02 in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

The same for Russia - even through Anonymouse.org. This is bad business. I can ship stuff using a freight forwarder, if they don't want to ship it to Russia - but blocking the whole site is rude.

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