We’re a couple of years into the foldable phone era, and it still feels too soon to say whether foldables are the future or just a fad. But that hasn’t stopped companies from cranking out new models.

OnePlus is set to unveil its first phone with a foldable display next week. And while is sibling Oppo has already put out a few models, the company’s latest is the first clamshell-style phone with a foldable display and a triple camera system.

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.

Here’s our first official look at the OnePlus Open [The Verge]

The first foldable phone from OnePlus is coming on October 19th and like most other OnePlus flagships (but unlike most other foldables), it’ll have an alert slider on the side.

Oppo Find N3 Flip announced [GSM Arena]

The Oppo Find N3 is the first flip phone with a foldable display and triple cameras (50MP primary with OIS, 48MP ultrawide, 32MP 2x telephoto). It has a 6.8 inch, 120 Hz AMOLED inner display and a 3.26 inch AMOLED cover display.

New Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Tablet [Dell]

Dell 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet is s 2.2 pound PC meant for outdoor use, with a water-resistant, drop-tested body and support for use in extreme hot and cold environments. It has a 10.1 inch FHD+ screen and up to 12th-gen Core i7.

Microsoft closes $69 billion Activision deal after Britain’s nod [Reuters]

Microsoft has closed its deal to buy Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. Probably best known for titles like Call of Duty, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Diablo, the move also gives Microsoft an entry into mobile games like Candy Crush.

Onyx Boox Palma review: A phone-shaped e-reader [Six Colors]

The Onyx BOOX Palma is a phone-shaped eReader running Android-based software. It’s more portable than a Kindle and more versatile thanks to support for Android apps… but reviewer Jason Snell notes that some run better on E Ink than others.

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  1. Seems like Microsoft wants a portfolio to push their online store, plus bolster their xbox game library.

    I dunno. Anything that Microsoft touches they ruin. But I’m not into games any more, so I don’t really care. A part of me hopes this venture will fail and bite MS in the rear. Let them waste billions and be for naught! 😀

  2. Since this is Liliputing, seems appropriate to mention the M5Stack Cardputer released yesterday during the 2023 Tokyo Maker Faire

  3. I hated that Palma review.
    “X reader apps don’t work well”
    Why? Why do the Kindle and Kobo sis not work well? Are they slow? Glitchy? Freeze? Inefficient power use? What? That lack of specificity is a garbage move in a review. If the reader knows what the issues are they can decide if it’s a deal breaker for them, if it’s something which doesn’t affect then, something they can live with or compensate for. But being vague doesn’t help.

    1. PErsonally I agree with you.. but I don’t care about any of these products I’m not very excited about eWaste of modern OSes that plague human