Latest in Android

Image credit:

Keepin' it real fake, part CCII: meticulous G1 clone forgets the keyboard, a reason for being


We were already scratching our heads over the SciPhone Dream G2+, which went to all the trouble of ripping off Android for little apparent reason -- most of the OS is free for the taking. Well, things just got weirder with the new "G1 Quad band GSM Google Android Style Touch Screen Mobile phone." The handset not only has a fake version of Android, but also mimics the G1's looks pretty extensively -- ironic for a phone that was a bit long in the design tooth by the time it hit the market, despite its adorability factor. The fake G1 also lacks a slide-out keyboard, and we're having trouble making out the trackball -- it might be fake as well. We suppose a 3.5mm headphone jack would be a bit much to ask for?

[Thanks, Patrick K.]

Gallery: Fake G1 | 10 Photos

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr