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May 13, 2013

Jolla to Launch Sailfish Device on May 20

Today, Jolla officially has announced a press event set for May 20, where it should unveil the first smartphone running under its Sailfish operating system, just as Marc Dillon, the company’s Head of Software Development, stated a few days ago.

At the time, he confirmed that the company was planning on announcing the first smartphone in a couple of weeks, but did not offer further details on the matter. According to Engadget, Dillon even showed the device for a few seconds and, although that wasn’t enough to get an idea of it, the smartphone might actually arrive on shelves with a 5-inch screen.

For the time being, however, the May 20 press event planned for Helsinki, Finland, represents the only official details available on Jolla’s plans for the upcoming Sailfish device, so stay tuned for more on this.

Jolla preparing press event for May 20
Image credits to Jolla

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Motherboard

MSI may not have released the Z87-G45 gaming motherboard yet, but it somehow reached the hands of someone who snapped photos of it and posted them on CoolEnjoy website.

The platform is everything one might expect of a high-end desktop PC platform, and perhaps more since some features are rare even among those. For example, the mainboard has a multi-BIOS switch near the DIMM slots, which suggests that the Z87-G45 could have more than two BIOSes (dual BIOS is normal on top-tier motherboards like this one). OC Genie 4, Power On/Off, Reset, Debug LED also stand out, as do the military class IV components, though not as much (solid-state capacitors, 12 Phase VRM with super ferrite chokes). All in all, there is definitely enough room and potential for setting up a strong system, with a Haswell CPU at the heart. Speaking of hardware, storage units can be hooked up via SATA 3 (six SATA 6 Gbps inputs) or externally via USB 3.0 (again, six ports), while add-in cards go in one of the three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, or of the trio of PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots.

Obviously, one of the first things that comes to mind is a multi-GPU setup involving AMD (CrossFireX) or NVIDIA graphics cards (SLI). An M-PCI-e combo slot is available too, near the top PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface. Furthermore, MSI tossed in Gigabit LAN powered by a Killer Ethernet chip (Killer E2200) and, of course, the full range of video outputs: VGA, DVI, HDMI and even a Gaming device port (reduces peripheral lag). As the photos show, the MSI Z87-G45 gaming motherboard is colored in a mixture of red and black with a dragon theme. It certainly gives off that competitive vibe, if nothing else. Pricing and availability have yet to be disclosed, though the latter is easy enough to pin on next month (June 2013).

MSI Z87-G45
Images credits to CoolEnjoy

Oppo Find 5 Now Available in India in White

Oppo’s Find 5 Android smartphone is now available for purchase in India, in two different flavors, one featuring 16GB of internal memory, and another packing 32GB of storage.

The two flavors of the handset have landed at AndroidGuruz in the country priced at INR 27,445 ($500 / €385) and INR 31,259 ($570 / €439), respectively. However, only the white variant of the smartphone is available at the moment. Apparently, users might experience some issues with placing orders for the device, at least this is what AndroidOS notes in a recent article.

Oppo Find 5 hits the market with a 5-inch 1080p full HD display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor inside, as well as with 2GB of RAM. The specs list of the handset also includes NFC and HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity, a 13MP camera on the back, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean loaded on top.

Oppo Find 5
Image credits to Androidguruz

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