Apr 12th, 2010

Let me put it this way: when your phone’s design and likeness is completely ripped off, you should be quite flattered to say so. We often see these knockoffs in many forms and in all types of technology, and phones seem to be right up there with the top prospects. Usually, we’ll see the millionth take on the iPhone making its rounds, but this time it seems we’ve gotten a hybrid of the iPhone and Google’s Nexus One.

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Originally spotted by TechPinas, this clone almost completely looks like the HTC-manufactured Nexus One, but further digging would prove otherwise. This phone does not sport a 1ghz Snapdragon, it does not have a 3.7 inch screen – instead it packs a massive paltry 3.2 inch – and it most certainly isn’t running Android or anything remotely close to it.

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In fact, it seems that the faux-phone (pronounced pho-phone, for giggles) takes its software queues directly from the iPhone OS. I’ve always wondered who would punish their wallets by spending any amount of currency on one of these blatant fakes, but they continue to pop up all over the place. You can have one, too, for $80 (550 yuan) but I would much rather put that money toward a plane ticket to wherever this manufacturer is headquartered and laugh in the owner’s face.

[Thanks, Engadget]

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