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Keepin' it real fake, part XXXVI: L'Amour, ce n'est pas

Chris Ziegler

"The Rarest Phone on Ebay [sic]," reads the auction page for the CECT V668 GSM handset. So rare, we would think, that Nokia's legal department might singlehandedly wipe it off the face of the planet. If the V668 looks mighty familiar, that's because it is -- we saw it the first time around as the Nokia 7380, a member of the fashion-conscious L'Amour Collection. If you think the knockoff might be a great way to save a buck or two and still get a rise out of folks when you pull it out of your pocket, buyer beware: the dual-band radio (topping out with GPRS data) and 1 megapixel cam make us want to vomit. Sad as it is, this isn't the first time Nokia's fashion line has gotten the counterfeit treatment, and something tells us it won't be the last.

[Thanks, Prophet]

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