Microsoft to let Oppo become the newest Windows Phone 8 manufacturer

Microsoft to let Oppo become the newest Windows Phone 8 manufacturer
The maker of the thinnest smartphone currently in the world, Oppo, is said to be joining the Windows Phone 8 gang sometime next year. No, there's no mistake here. Let us explain...

Not-so-popular Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo recently released what is the world's thinnest smartphone, called Oppo Finder. It's a stylish, 6.65mm thin handset, with a 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM and Android 4 ICS. Sounds like a pretty good package? Wait until you hear that it's sold for about $400 off-contract, which beats pretty much every other top-shelf Android smartphone. The bad news is that the Oppo Finder is currently available only in China, which might explain why most of you (and us) haven't heard of it.

But back to the news at hand. Word is that Oppo, the phones of which are characterized by their stylish and good-looking designs, has been selected by Microsoft as a new Windows Phone 8 manufacturer. According to the rumors, Redmond has chosen Oppo because of its quality hardware designs, and relative unwillingness to mess with software. That's mostly fine by our standards, but the bad thing is that the company isn't expected to announce something prior to next year. When it does, however, we hope that its product will come to international and U.S. markets as well, and not just China.

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19 Comments

1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

will they still be making android phones ?

2. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I guess this will be a great Oppo'tunity for Microsoft (to keep making phones that no one will buy).

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I don't know, this kinda reminds me of early Android. When Apple was at it's peak & Android was starting out many people where saying the same you are saying right now about Microsoft. I really think Windows Phone 8 has a chance. Microsoft has pockets to do it. They already have the TOP Android OEM's making WP8 devices so that has to say something.

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

No one was a bigger fan of Microsoft thaNi, iUsed Windows Mobile from 2002 to June 4, 2010 (when I bought my EVOOOO), but, Microsoft only succeeded in devolution and not evolution. I have since checked out Windows Mobile 6.5, 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, respectively, it's all the same Microsoft limiting crap. For God's sake man, you don't even have Front Facing Cameras on HD2's or HD7's!! What about those Nokia Lumias? And, my favorite, Hotmail Messenger should be available for Windows Mobile with Front Facing Video Chat!! Well. I hope they get their act together. As far as mOi, they've lost my interest as a consumer first and as a techie' second!

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am with you 100%. I too was a Microsoft Windows Mobile guy. The same happened to me, then I discovered Android & the rest is history. WP8 is correcting all those mistakes so let’s see how it all goes down. Only time will tell if WP8 will succeed. All I can say is that Microsoft indeed is trying & they are trying very hard. +1

9. MeoCao unregistered

What WP lacks is the innovaton spirit of Android. iOS used to have that but they are now concentrated in stopping others from doing it.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I hear you, I really do. I think Microsoft's model now is to catch up features wise then innovate. Microsoft has a huge advantage no one else has. They can integrate both the PC & video game worlds with their WP8. I wouldn't say Microsoft isn't innovating just yet.

4. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

This could be a great chance for Microsoft to grab some ground in China, if oppo has a decent sized fan base who love thier designs, maybe they can snag a good chunk of buyers based on hardware design.

5. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I dont know about anyone else but that phone looks gorgeous!!

8. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

This phone is available in Thailand too. I saw it on Saturday at mobile shop....

10. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Which part ? Thailand is a nice country I like Phuket the most

11. Tonivstono

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I dont wanna say ab this phone....but i think its an iphone clone.....

13. JaseelEbrahim

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

you blind? you stupid? you idiot? Get your self a eyes checkup. iPhone is nowhere near Oppo Finder. iPhone is not as cool as Oppo Finder

17. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

you twelve?

19. Tonivstono

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Didn't U see the design...U dog s**t..... I think U never even see the iphone coz u live in the country side......Bitch

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm Microsoft's windows on all device's plan is rolling out folks and will be a success to some degree. The way Metro tiles can now be downsized on the screen makes the windows "8" smart phones look less blocky in fact you make the screen look cool. Folks Microsoft is now in the smart phone business with a vengeance look for them to Buy "Rim" and Maybe The Nokia Smart phone division if Nokia sales of Windows 8 smart phones do not work out. I think however Nokia will survive and wont be bought out by Microsoft. Microsoft is near the bottom of smart phone sales but Microsoft will not give up and will improve their smart phones that is why they will have good stuff out before the year is out and beyond .

14. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The China market is huge, the economy is growing, and if MS can offer a couple manufacturers to that consumer base in addition to Nokia it is a nice bonus. That is a nice looking phone.....

15. fuckshitassholes

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

made in china scares me. XD

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They are letting them making Windows Phone 8s? More like begging, Microsoft is having a hard time getting OEMs on board.

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