Keeping it real fake, part CXII: Is the DaXian X999 the ultimate fake iPhone?
byNilay Patel||February 20th 2008 at 2:10pmFebruary 20th 2008 2:10 pm
iPhone cloners: meet your new king. We're not kidding when we say we even tried fake names and disguises at CES to score an early picture of the DaXian X999 you see here, only to be shot down by the eagle-eyed vendors in the International Pavilion -- but it's out now, baby, and never has KIRFdom been so thoroughly rocked. Not only does the hardware ape the iPhone -- 3.2-inch single-touch QVGA screen, dual 2MP cameras, motion and proximity sensors -- the UI is actually a TouchFLO clone running on what is surely an unlicensed copy of Windows Mobile 6.0. That's a hat trick, people -- and to top it all off, the list price is a staggering $369. It's like we don't even have to make the jokes -- except to say that if your love / hate relationship with Apple compels you to buy this thing, you should probably seek therapy. Random dramatic video of the UI in action after the break.