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OPPO Looking for Pioneers to Help Tell Their Story With the New N1

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Just last month, OPPO made headlines by announcing that their newest device, the N1, would be the world’s first device to ship with CyanogenMod pre-installed. The N1 is notable for lots of other features, including a rotating camera on the top and a touch-sensitive back. Unfortunately for us here in the States, the announcement was in Beijing while most of us were asleep, so OPPO is turning to us to tell the N1’s tale. 

Taking to their website today, OPPO is calling out for Pioneers to enlist in a program that will serve as a form of viral marketing for the company and device. Once chosen, these Pioneers will receive an N1 and be asked to report back each week with a photo and post about how the N1 works into their daily lives. OPPO is not asking for ordinary people however, they want “passionate people with colorful lives full of moments worth capturing.” They want to know how the OPPO will “enhance your life” if you want to get in on this program. This all sounds similar to Google’s Glass Exporers program, which has been working well for them so far.

So what do you say, do you want to try out to be an N1 Pioneer? What activities of yours would you capture with the N1?


  • Fattie McDoogles

    Is this going to have the Google Play Store and the full suite of Google Apps?

  • imnotmikal

    Other news sites are reporting a $99 price tag if you get selected, but Oppo’s website lacks any mention… Got any info?

    • imnotmikal

      Nevermind, it is mentioned on their website.

      “We are providing ten devices for just $99 USD to people who will embrace every aspect of this device and share their experiences with the whole OPPO community.”

  • Buckoman

    I’d love to. However, are there any carriers this is restricted to? I’m guessing GSM in the States…

    • Fattie McDoogles

      It’s an unlocked phone so it will only work on GSM carriers.

  • ljbad4life

    I’m a photographer that does landscape, cityscape style photography. This is right up my alley. I badly want to work with a smartphone for photography that isn’t an iphone.

    • michael arazan

      The new Sony lense attachment got good reviews and adheres to any smartphone and an N7 tablet, a bit pricey but cheaper than a dslr

      • Fattie McDoogles

        The best part is that you don’t actually have to attach it to a phone to use it.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    I don’t get the whole “colorful’ part. Just plea for early adoptors and leave it at that. And only ten people. LOL! So its a social phone that takes great defies.

  • But would we be able to use it on Verizon?

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Don’t count on it.

  • Guest

    humm.. earn credits towards your next nexus purchase? I’ll take it.

  • Overlysensored

    scott cagle, scooter, diamond jim where is your little ass

  • Colton

    i won vip tickets to xgames austin. would love to showcase that, but its in May, so……yeah

  • Stewie

    I could tell you or take photos, but I can’t, of course… covert ops or assassinations are not to be pushed into the public consciousness.

  • Inquizitor

    I applied, figured what the hell.

    • Mike

      i did the same thing, wouldn’t be the first time i wasnt picked to beta test something 🙂

      • Inquizitor

        Wouldn’t be the first time I was, either. 🙂

  • yummy

    My life is so exciting, there
    is always a crowd waiting for
    me to get out of the bathroom
    every morning, and by the way
    they yell, I must be mr big stuff.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Hmm, would having two small children qualify? What about a brewery tour per weekend, I could document that for sure.

  • MK17

    Ironically the “passionate people with colorful lives full of moments worth capturing” are not the ones who constantly use their cell phone to capture those moments.

  • Droid Ronin

    in other words, you need to be Chuck Norris to get this phone.

    • michael arazan

      Maybe 1980’s Chuck Norris, not today’s Chuck Norris in depends and chewing metamusal, and being paid to make weird conservative statements like global warming is a hoax

      • W. Paul Schenck

        Global Warming is a hoax! You know a report was published that showed how all the data showing increased temps was “fudged” upward a few tenths of a degree to prove something that didn’t exist. Besides, 1980’s Chuck Norris would still kick your ***!

  • CHRIS42060

    I am pretty sure my life is way too boring for me to actually be selected for anything like this. I need to start rock climbing…… wait I am terrified of high places. I need to start SCUBA diving…… wait I can’t swim very well. I need to start…… OK I am never going to get to try these things first haha,

  • MichaelFranz

    im always game to try new things.

  • Albert

    The only thing with this phone. Cyanogenmod doesn’t reach a stable build until several months after the release of the OS. Most of these devices to be stable will have to be on old versions of android. And you thought verizon took a long time to update.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      What are you talking about? Cyanogen partnered with them so i am most certainly sure that they will be fully functional builds.

      • Albert

        Yes, but 4.3 isn’t stable yet on their end. Therefore the only a available stable build is 10.1.3

        • chaoslimits

          Meanwhile, AOSP is up to 4.3.1 which is a must for Galaxy Nexus Toro (due to radio issues on 4.3).

        • Michael Pahl

          Stable 10.1.3? All my 10.1.3 Stable builds caused massive keyboard crashes and random reboots/lock ups.

    • MikeCiggy

      Your comparing CM the team of developers releasing things for free to CM the corporation teaming up with OEMs.

      • Albert

        Does Google release (even if its not completely stable) the AOSP early to the OEMs?

  • Patrick Bateman

    Barbara388… I hope you burn in hell…

  • cgalyon

    My life is not colorful and full of moments everyone else would be interested in seeing. I’d like to try Oppo’s phone (wanted to try the Find 5 as well), but I am no pioneer today.

  • James Friedman

    Couldn’t they have used a better camera for the photos on their website? Let’s just hope they didn’t use an OPPO cause those images are TERRIBLE!

  • jbdan

    I’ve seen the video with the camera torture tests, but I’d be nervous about screwing it up or it just going bad on me.

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  • sean carey

    it would be too easy to do this! going from my brick of a phone (OG Razr Maxx) to a brand new phone with incredible power would be so great! i dont know how you would struggle to enhance your life with a phone that would integrate far better than the one i am currently using. Hey Oppo, you me know…..