Oppo Android phone arrives next year, straight from the 22nd century

We've reviewed Oppo DVD players — the world's best — and now it looks like the company's learned something from its foray into building sexy portable media players. Check out this smartphone Oppo might release next year, running the Android operating system and sporting a 3.5" WVGA capacitive touchscreen.

Nice. At first, that looked like a slide-out transparent display with edge lighting, but no, it's a bit thick for our tastes. See the gallery below for details. Slim it down a bit, Oppo, and price it right, and you'll have our undivided attention.

UPDATE: Thanks to our astute commenters who pointed out WebOS on this prototype — but all sources say it'll be Android if this phone ever ships.

CNMO, via Cloned in China and Ubergizmo