What?!...You Don't Have the Chinese iPhone Yet!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jdl8422, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. defeated macrumors regular

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  2. jdl8422 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    $900 bid at the moment
    $1200 minimum amount the buyer will take (reserve)

    hmm... seller is in california...
     
  4. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta love the function list: Other functions that customers require
     
  5. jdl8422 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so what exactly is it? just a knockoff, or a homemade version from another phone?
     
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    Does this look like a real iPhone to any of you? :rolleyes:
     

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    Also worth noting that this person only has 6 positive feedbacks despite being registered for 5 years, and not a single one of those was as a seller!

    If you want my advice: Save your time and money.
     
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    I'm not sure why weren't even debating this as a legit product here...

    I reported it to Ebay as fraud and emailed the seller asking if s/he had 60-80 available because I was "interested" :D
     
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    naturally 3G :D
     
  10. bcavanau macrumors member

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    I think this is one of the new Linux based phones...

    Completely open source, so that is why the seller states "Other functions that customers require".

    I think these are early models, maybe even sdk versions....not positive though. Saw a post somewhere with this same phone and real info about cost, developing, etc.

    Too bad this guy is trying to scam people into thinking it is an iPhone...the idea of an open source phone is cool..

    (kinda like where the iPhone Dev guys are headed)
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    Nah. It runs Windows Mobile.

    The phone you're thinking of is the OpenMoko.
     
  12. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think they are the Linux phones, the look like actual knockoffs from China including the Apple logo on the back and on the box.
    I saw this on youtube once too but can't find the link right now.
     
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  14. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Thats the early one in that video, the new one is called a tPhone.
     
  15. The General macrumors 601

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    The pictures on eBay show the phone saying "iPhone" with an :apple: on it. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, they called it "iPhone" at first and had an apple on the back.

    No, that particular one doesn't run Windows, although they stole the startup chime from them, as well. It's also not the Linux one:

    OpenMoko phone

    There are lots of Chinese clones that you can buy for around $150. Some are actually a little interesting, especially to those who'll never see a real iPhone.

    Link to wholesaler

    Anyway, those cheap clones aren't the ones to watch. Something like the Meizu MiniOne are far more powerful, since it runs Windows CE (not Mobile), has nice screen res, and IE 6 or other decent browser. But it doesn't work outside of Asia:

    Meizu early look
     
  17. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I know, but when it starts up it says tPhone, and look at the bottom of the main menu as well. Linky Linky.
     

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