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    Question Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

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    It was only a matter of time before this happened. I really didn't believe it until I read the article and saw the youtube demo. WOW!!! Looks like this "imitation" is gonna rock! Will it het the States...probably, but exactly when??? Check out the Popsi article + the YouTube demonstration!!!

    Enjoy!!!








    Article: http://www.popsci.com/popsci/technol...ccdrcrd/5.html


    iClone Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rMbS-ieWOQ

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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    it won't hit this side of the pond without a lawsuit hot on it's heels. and how much money do you think Apple put into R&D for the iPhone? You think some cheapo company overseas could match it? Doubt it. It would be nice, but it's not going to happen.
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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    Never say never...

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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    you're absolutely right. But I doubt Apple would allow a phone that looks like much like it's precious child to be sold on American soil (or canadian for that matter). I can promise you that the phone in that youtube demo will never see the states without a serious make over.
    I'm glad to see companys trying. I think the touchscreen thing has potential. the HTC Touch is a great start, for example, and the Meizu's M8 is great, but still too much like the iphone to see this hemisphere.
    Remember, Apples great at 3 things. Designing beautiful looking devices, marketing them, and sueing copiers.

    I'll never say never though, in fact, I hope I'm wrong!
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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    OpenMoko, FTW.

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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    I can guarantee that someone will be able to buy it overseas and bring it back to the States! I agree with you that it won't be "sold" (wink, wink) in the states. Accoring to what I have read so far in the article, it is supposed to work on any carrier...Stateside or Overseas.

    We'll see though. I'm sure many others on the Stacks will chime in soon on this. to beh onest I never thought that someone would be able to clone iPhone, but anything is possible.

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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

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    OpenMoko, FTW.
    I read about this a few months ago. This runs on Linux right? Giving you the ability to creat your own apps for the phone or download apps that others have made for free.

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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    Once you've got your hands on a device, it's very easy with a hundred grand and a team of developers\manufacturers to clone it. The iPhone doesn't have any blow-your-socks-off technoloy that no one else could afford (except possibly the multitouch screen and the sketchy movement sensor crap, maybe).
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    Re: Want An iPhone, But For 1/2 The Cost?

    Well, there selling the iphone clone (CECT P168) by the 100's on Ebay... if you try hard enough you can get one for under $200.00...

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