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Keepin' it real fake, part XXIX: Dubya 800

Chris Ziegler

So, if we were going to rip off a phone's design, we'd probably do current-gen hardware (a la TechFaith), not played-out music phones whose successors are already starting to look a bit long in the tooth. Granted, we don't know how long Fifth Media's W800 rip has been floating around, but the last time we checked in on these cats, they were pumping out generic Windows CE 4.2 smartphones -- we'll let you decide whether they're moving up or down in the world. Specs seem about the same as the real deal, so if you're down with no-name hardware, you just couldn't justify dropping the cash on that W800 last year, and the first knockoff wasn't doing anything for you, well, here's your chance.

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