While rumours of an iPhone Nano abound, anyone knocking about China or South-East Asia with a few quid spare can buy one right now. Well, up to a point. While the 'iPhone Mini' looks and feels like a Nano-style two-thirds scale iPhone -and even comes complete with an almost-Mac icon on the back - it has absolutely sod-all to do …
I reckon they should copyright the mini idea and then smak apples hand as soon as they release a small iphone :)
But sounds like they did decent job !
but dont they blow up ???
Are you watching??
A very good copy, I especially like the user-upgradable battery and the micro-SD card. With a larger screen to help keyboarding, or a palm-like pen area it could be worth it's money.
What's it like as a phone?
Important question unanswered!
It's a knock-off...
but dual sim, micro SD and replaceable battery?! Not bad. I wouldn't mind those on my iphone. It might have a slightly crappy OS, but if they delivery a software update that allows, for instance, Opera mobile and a flash plugin, they might be cooking on gas.
Come on Jobs, where's my f***ing Flash plugin?!
and all without a massive ripoff contract
Is it real a knock of ???
Or a case mod.
iPhoney and friend
Phoney phone and a phoney friend. Superb lateral thinking there in the product demonstration dept. I love it!
Ladyboys in Bangkok, what a surprise.
Never mind the phone...
...are THEY real?
Paris, because I can't be sure if _hers_ are real, either.
The most important question that I can think of, that "friend" in the first picture, is that a guy or a ladyboy? Its not female it is?!
So much better
than the shit jobs has pushed out
Yay for blatant copyright infringement. All power to people who do little more than rip off someone else's idea to make a quick buck. Hooray for shoddy productry wrapped up to look like another companies product in the hope of conning some money out of the unwary.
Wait, what? You say that's supposed to be a bad thing? Oh I see, it's a bad thing /unless you're doing it to the iPhone, which we don't like/. Hmm.
The chick in the photo
Looks like a ladyboy version of Myleene Klass.
that blokes a fake
well, a fake woman anyway. oh yeah, the phones junk too...
"According to the back panel, the Mini comes with 8GB of storage but we couldn't find any way of accessing it - only the supplied 1GB SD card showing up in File Explorer"
Reminds me of a iPod I got from a street vendor while in China. Said 4GB on the box and player but was only 512MB. It was built well enough but they felt the need to falsely advertise it. Still worth the $5 though.
Maybe it was a typo or just chinglish. Like the Las Vegas DVD set, "Fast paged and sext!"
If someone could knock up a decent OS...
...they'd be away. Aside from the b'llocks looking UI it seems an 'ok' bit of hardware.
"iphoney and friend"
Does the "friend"come as an accessory ? And if so, how many of her slots are accessible ?
Will it cook my brain?
What about electromagnetic emissions?
The chinese do not has the same regulations (and they do not care either) we have in Europe and US.
" Come on Jobs, where's my f***ing Flash plugin?! "
Maybe it's Adobe's fault - there's no Flash plugin for any 64bit browser yet...
"after some practice we managed to finger-type with around a 60 per cent chance of getting the right letter the first time."
Sixty percent of the time - it works EVERY time!
Can anyone see a phone in this article?
I couldn't see one, and I gazed and gazed at it until...
Re. The Phone Holder Person
To all those people speculating on the true nature of the person holding the phone.....
Read the sub-heading :)
It's a Genuine Apple
Well a genuine Adam's Apple, anway.
It's a generic GSM phone (probably not even EDGE) with entry-level multi-meeja and a WAP browser, that's been given a nice (if somewhat derivative) UI.
Quick guys, take a patent on "a phone that looks somewhat like the iPhone, only smaller". Given the state of the US patent system, it would probably be granted. Then move your lawyers to Texas and wait.
Improve on the iPhone in many areas
Would get one if it didn't look like the iPhone (ugly design).