Now here is an emerging smartphone manufacturer, Oppo, where their upcoming Oppo Find 5 will definitely rub shoulders with the very best of the Android-powered smartphone family. The Oppo Find 5 is confirmed to come with a 5? Full HD resolution display (hmmm, does this mean it will compete with the recently announced HTC J Butterfly?), carry a narrow 3mm bezel while being powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor. Of course, the Oppo Find 5 will also be accompanied by other luxuries such as 2GB RAM, an aluminum unibody, a 12-megapixel camera at the back with a Sony backlit sensor, all crammed into a body that measures just 6.9mm thin.
To make sure the Oppo Find 5 is able to last the whole day, it comes with a rather long lasting 2500mAh battery – of course, battery life will vary depending on the kind of software you run on your smartphone. It will arrive in 16GB and 32GB flavors with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. No idea on whether this will hit markets outside of China just yet though, it would be nice to see a variant released.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: More Oppo Find 5 details divulged, Rumor: Oppo Find5 phablet with 441ppi display is coming,
Sometimes, we do wonder whether leaks of information by a vendor is done deliberately, or by accident, but the end game is more or less the same – attention is drawn to said leaked device(s). Well, Walmart has just leaked out pricing details on upcoming smartphones from T-Mobile, where we are looking at the Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 810. Of course, one needs to bear in mind that carrier prices could very well vary from retailer to retailer, since it is up to the likes of Walmart to charge what they want – it is just the amount of profit margin that differs.
Recently, Sprint did reveal that they will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for nearly $300 a pop, and it does seem that Walmart?s leak points toward a similar price point for T-Mobile?s Galaxy Note 2. In terms of Windows Phone-powered handsets, your wallet would appreciate the pricing details more as HTC?s Windows Phone 8X should cost $150 with a contract, while the Nokia Lumia 810 would hover around the $100 mark.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: T-Mobile and Walmart announce Family Mobile plan, Walmart and T-Mobile introduce data-centric prepaid plan,
There is a fair number of Android-powered tablets in the market today that aim to go toe-to-toe against the Apple iPad (and we would presume, the iPad mini subsequently), and the Nexus 7 from Google (manufactured by Asus) is one of them. Well, it seems that since the Nexus 7 tablet went on sale on July 27th in the UK by Carphone Warehouse, it has become the best selling Android tablet in that part of the world to date. Of course, this does not mean that the Nexus 7 has outsold the iPad – far from it, but at least it outdid the Asus Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, perhaps its £159 price tag has something to do with it as well.
Of course, there are other newer faces to the market such as Amazon?s latest Kindle Fire HD that will also retail for £159 a pop. Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, said, ?It?s impressive that this product is our biggest selling Android tablet, and it will be really interesting to see if other manufacturers will follow suit with smaller tablets over the coming months to spice up the Christmas period.? If you happen to live in the UK and are using an Android-powered tablet, just which model are you rocking to?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Google Nexus 7 does 720p webcam recording, Nexus 7 3G Variant Coming Soon [Rumor],
It’s really nice that almost all non-Apple smartphones use the same charger, which is the MicroUSB standard. Electric cars may be going the same way. Global engineering group SAE International has published a new standard for plug-in electric cars. It goes by the catchy name of J1772 Revision B. Although the convenience of a standard plug is by itself a huge improvement, the standard also includes a specification for “quick charging.” Quick charges uses high voltage direct current to charge your car in as little as 30 minutes–but you won’t be able to do it at home. So the new standard–nicknamed “Combo”–uses paired couplers, which means your car can use both AC and DC charging with the same plug. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Ford C-Max Energi packs quite the punch, GM and Ford hope to build first "robot" car,