Taiwan's new 3 megapixel cameraphone, the X-cute V8

X-Cute V8

Seeing phones like this remind us that sometimes it's so very easy to tell the difference—we mean really tell the difference—between Chinese and Taiwanese gear and, er, the rest of the world's (okay, BenQ excepted). Don't get us wrong, we're not trying to harsh on Yan Chuan Communication's mellow for being among the first outside Korea/Japan to bust out a 3-megapixel cameraphone, but the irony of the X-cute V8's name may just be too great to comprehend, it looking toyish at best. In its defense, though, it can be used gun/DV cam-style, and it does have a 1.6-million color screen, mini-SD slot, and MP3 playback software.