China Unicom will have Apple’s iPhone. China Mobile has their Android-based Open Mobile System phone dubbed OPhone. Now China Telecom could acquire a phone/platform based on Android and created by Access called CPhone:
Interesting UI… ClonedInChina called it “cartoon style” while Engadget was a little more liberal with their criticism, insinuating it was created by drunk people. The Access CPhone comes with Android 1.5 and apparently the media are already calling it an OPhone killer. Funny how they just glazed right over that “i” one isn’t it?
Also interesting that they chose a consonant instead of a vowel to precede “phone” – maybe that is the differentiation they were seeking? The only vowels remaining are A, E, U and Y if you accept it as a vowel. APhone, EPhone, UPhone, YPhone? I would take the “E” over “C” any day and the “A” and “Y” just seem plain silly. Does the “C” even stand for something? China? China Telecom? Or am I missing something here?
[Via CNMO (translated to English)]