Oppo 3007 launches at TENAA with 4.7-inch 720p display

The Oppo 3007 has popped up on Chinese certification authority TENAA revealing a mid-range variant of the Oppo Find 7. The phone is built around a 4.7″ IPS display of 720p resolution and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM.

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The camera duet is 8MP and 5MP in the rear and front, respectively. Sadly, the main camera is limited to 720p video recording as suggested by TENAA. Judging from the photos, the back is done in a nice, grippy texture. Another interesting design touch is the green bar at the front. Above it, there are the traditional for Oppo capacitive touch buttons for Menu, Home and Back.

The Oppo 3007 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and measures 137.6 x 68.8 x 8.95mm with a weight of 126 grams. There’s no information when we should expect the phone to make an official debut.

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Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

The end of the year is coming and we’ve seen pretty much all devices that will be unveiled this year. Let’s go back in time with Counterclockwise, our (almost) weekly trip back memory lane, and see what announcements late November has seen over the years.

gsmarena 001 Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

Symbian stays, so does Maemo

Back in November 2009 there was some concern about the fate of the most popular OS at Nokia and in the smartphone world in general – Maemo’s PR team had shared with some journalists that Nokia’s flagship N series will use the Linux-based OS exclusively, dropping Symbian. That was later refuted by Nokia.

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Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

Just a couple of days ago, Jolla announced its first ever tablet – with a crowdfunding campaign attached. The goal was to raise $ 380,000, but response from the public has been great. And now the $ 1 million mark has already been crossed, with many days still remaining in the campaign.

To show its fans how happy it is with this outcome, Jolla thought it would celebrate the milestone by offering €100 off of its smartphone. So you can now buy the Jolla phone for just €249, compared to the normal selling price of €349.

gsmarena 001 Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

There is a catch, however – this is a limited time offer. The reduced price is only valid until November 25, and the amount of participating devices is limited too (though exactly how many units will be available for the lower price hasn’t been made public).

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Xiaomi to relaunch Redmi Note in India next month

Xiaomi has started teasing its next India sale of its phablet, the Redmi Note, via Mi India’s facebook page, and will reportedly start selling the device on December 2.

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The company has also started a contest on Facebook, giving people a chance to win a Redmi Note. To participate in the contest, which runs till Nov 21st, 9PM, all you have to do is to share the company’s Facebook post and submit a creative image showing how much you want to own the device.

The phablet sports a 5.5-inch LED IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Mediatek’s MT6592 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3,100mAh battery. The whole thing is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI v5 on top.

Previous sales saw Xiaomi burn through its Redmi Note stock in seconds, so you better be ready when the time comes.

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European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

The budget-friendly Honor 3C by Huawei is now available to pre-order in Europe. The dual-SIM smartphone is priced at £109.99 (about $ 170).The handset will begin shipping to customers this coming Monday, on November 24.

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Specifications of Honor 3C by Huawei include 5” 720p display, HiSilicon Kirin 910 chipset, and heavily customized Android 4.2. An 8MP main camera, 5MP front-facing snapper, and 2,300mAh battery complete the highlights.

The price tag of Honor 3C makes it a competitor to the Moto G and all its iterations. In short, the newcomer surely has its work cut out.

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Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

New screenshots of Samsung’s Tizen 2.3 have surfaced, courtesy of Tizen Indonesia. The latest version of Tizen OS looks a lot more colorful than before with updated icons. Samsung has also used bold color choices throughout the user interface.

Unsurprisingly, blue is still the main color of choice, but in addition there’s also a lot of extra throughout the UI. Take a look at the screenshots below and judge for yourself.

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Samsung has optimized the user experience for screen resolutions starting at 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA). The low-end device that the company has been hinting to launch by the end of the year will probably sport this resolution.

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Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

Apple dropped the “free” moniker from the apps and games in the App Store. Effective immediately, the “FREE” button on the apps and games that don’t require payment will make way to a “GET” replacement.

gsmarena 001 Apple drops the FREE button of App Store apps and games

The move acknowledges the in-app purchases that many of the free apps and games often contain. Of course, the button applies to the content that is completely free as well.

Apple is the latest industry heavyweight to react to criticism to the free-to-play business model with in-app purchases, especially by regulators in the European Union. Critics have pointed that the aforementioned content delivery method often forces players into spending money in order to enjoy proper app or game experience.

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