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Keepin' it real fake: Part XII - Special CES Edition - The W398 is not a ROKR

Peter Rojas

If there's one thing that you can count one at the International Gateway part of the Consumer Electronics Show, where all the random Asian ODMs hang out, is knock-offs a-plenty. We've got a few in store for ya, but we couldn't wait to write about the W398, a little cellphone from Shuoying that's a deadringer for the Motorola E398 (aka the phone the ROKR E1 was based on). The pic speaks for itself, but we did manage to grab a spec sheet before we departed Shuoying's booth and learn that the W398 is a dual-band GSM/GPRS handset with a 2.0-inch LCD screen, a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, and a TransFlash memory card slot. You won't find iTunes (or an iTunes button) on this fakester, just a generic MP3 and MPEG4 media player, but you probably won't have to deal with that pesky 100 song limit, either.

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