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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RE: Comment by sb56637
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:14 UTC 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[3]: Comment by sb56637
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Google does the same thing in The Netherlands with Play hardware. Just a single sentence that says: "Sorry, we don't give a rat's ass about you!" (mildly paraphrased).

It's just rude.

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RE[3]: Comment by sb56637
by Flatland_Spider on Fri 12th Jul 2013 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

This is a Chinese company.

Ascension International Trading Co., Ltd.
http://en.hkcomp.info/hongkong/cps.jsp?key=1866353-a9e6618e

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RE[3]: Comment by sb56637
by Tero on Fri 12th Jul 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
Tero Member since:
2013-07-12

What country of South America you live in? I'm in Argentina and don't get such message.

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RE[3]: Comment by sb56637
by reduz on Sun 14th Jul 2013 01:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Works for me (Argentina)

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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[3]: Comment by sb56637
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sb56637"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Exactly, since there might be regulations and law issues that block the import of electronics and cellular devices - but blocking and entire site like OPPO and Google do is just fucking rude.

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