Unbranded iPhone Look-alikes & PDAs

The other day, I was walking around the Spencer Plaza window shopping (Don’t smile… Isn’t that we all go there for???)… And I saw a mobile shop with a showcase full of iPhones. Wait a minute. iPhones? in Chennai? Hey… Hold it. It’s not an iPhone. It’s ‘something’ thats ‘iPhone maaathiri (iPhone Like)’.

Close-up of the unbranded phones

Ok. now I am interested. Unbranded phones in the local market is something thats new. The mobile market has had fakes for a long time. but, unlike DVD players and likes, I have not seen many unbranded versions of mobiles around. And these were not just phones, they were PDAs. They have names like *NOKLA* engraved on the back. They have huge wide touch screens and some look uncannily similar to Blackberry, iPhones etc. Some of them have really innovative keypads and user interfaces. All of them seem to be equipped with cameras. And these phones are priced from Rs. 8000.00. Next time you are at Spencer, check it out. You may find one that grabs your attention and meets your requirement :) …

An array of unbranded phones

5 Comments so far

  1. Anand (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Dude! Pray tell me which one of those things looks like an iPhone?

  2. ravi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 6:53 am

    R u referring to the phones in the picture?. I dont see any look alikes of iPhone!!!!!!!!!!.
    have you seen iphone before????????

  3. udayms (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    :) ok… my photo doesn’t cover all the phones on display. But, when I mentioned “iPhone look alikes” I probably should have explained further.

    iPhone was one of the first ones to introduce a BIG screen and a single button in the bottom center. Some of the models in that store had a similar look. These phones had a sliding keypad and a big display screen. Maybe I should have named the post differently :).

    By the way, to really see a iPhone fake – check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_8wuVEYMZ8 .

  4. iMaGellan! (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    hey uday
    though none looks like iphone, nonetheless these are attractive looking phones..what brands are these anyways…

  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 6:29 am

    You got a mention at lahore.metblogs.com

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