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Oppo unveil unnamed Android phone: Always take the weather with you

Over the last few days everyone’s gone a bit snow mad. The slightest whiff of the white stuff is enough to cause the trains to run even later and with greater irregularity than they already do and local councils to panic order salt mountains the size of France (or not, as was the case this February). Unsurprisingly, the hashtag #uksnow is trending on Twitter.

All this speculation about snow makes you wish you had some sort of portable weather-divining device right? Enter Oppo, manufacturer of high end Blu-Ray and MP3 players, which will be making its grand entrance into the mobile market next year with an as-of-yet unnamed phone.

According to Akihabara News the Oppo phone, which runs on Android, features a series of lateral lights which change to indicate local weather information such as current temperature and humidity.

Other features include a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, a Qwerty keypad and Wi-Fi. The image above also shows that there’s a camera on the back of the phone, but no word on its megapixel wattage. There’s also no flash by the looks of things but this appears to be concept art so this could all change. Oppo will apparently be launching the phone in the first quarter of 2010. There’s not even a mention of the phone’s name yet, let alone a price or a UK release date. Given that we British like to talk about the weather near constantly, we reckon that Oppo have a market for its mystery phone over here.


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