OMG another iPhone knockoff!!!

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Maybe it's a publicity stunt. Probably a non working model, but looks quiet familiar to the Apple iPhone, except without a dock connector.

    Reported by CNET UK:
    "While wandering through the mobile theme park that is the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we stumbled across a strangely familiar-looking phone at the Spyker stand. Spyker is mostly known for making cars, which gave us pause.

    There was no model name on the handset, but of course the first thing we thought of when we saw it was Apple's iPhone device. The available press materials failed to shed any light on its name, but when we asked the man at the stand whether or not it belonged to the Spyker portfolio, he responded with a straightforward 'yes'. ..."
    Full Story at http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39029453,49295559-1,00.htm

    Hope these people get taken down like the ones that made the fake iMacs awhile ago.
     

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  2. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Eww... I don't like it. Too many buttons at the bottom and that center button with the squarish (erm.. I mean squircle) thing in it looks just like the iPhone/iPod Touch's button... What a rip off.
     
  3. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    You mean squircle?
     
  4. iTeen macrumors 65816

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  5. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I changed it for ya.. happy now?
     
  6. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    Definitely a rip off. I guess it belongs in the same case next to fake diamond substitutes.

    Anyway, the side view shows it to be thicker,
    the top view shows it has smaller screens (see black border),
    with garish logo, with no indication that it actually works.

    Most likely a publicity stunt...

    And you think the non-standard number pads of some Nokias are hard to use...
     
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  10. yescurvyswab macrumors member

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    that appears to be a stylus on the bottom left corner. Pic 3
     
  11. deasine macrumors member

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    If they didn't add the home button, it would look a little (and I stress A LITTLE) better. but such a disgusting thing.
     
  12. billpaxton macrumors member

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    U.G.L.Y - prolly has no functionality - other than a ripoff of apples :)

    you know your on to something good when companies make products to mimic yours :)
     
  13. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    Some more knockoffs

    Picture 1. What an imbecile, this was shown last summer. Can't even copy a proper logo. LOL
    Picture 2. Most functions uses stylus, camera megapixel count is false (was VGA resolution, but box says 2megapixel).
    Picture 3 and 4: More recent knockoff, looks closer, but still doesn't work properly.
    Picture 4: (name covered to avoid advertising it). Video shows that it still doesn't work properly after 6 months of copying. Looks like it doesn't have a browser or have a browser so defective they didn't put it in the bottom row.

    NONE OF IT Runs the real iPhone software.

    People have often reported that some of these knock offs are poorly made, has slow interface (when it works, might have to press the on-screen button like 3 times), and are easily broken. You get what you pay for.
     

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