07/11/2012, You know you’ve got a successful device when you start seeing imitations of it on the market. Previously the iPhone was all the rage and now it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has taken its place. According to reports online, Samsung’s current flagship phone has spawned imitations in China. One such knock off features a 4.8″ 1280 x 720 display (not SAMOLED), an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, […]
10/28/2011, The photo you’re looking at above could be passed off as the MacBook Air on first glance, well, actually on many glances but in reality it’s actually a MacBook Air clone by a company in China called Shenzhen Technology, who apparently insists that the device is real and not a photoshopped image, and is being tested by foreign companies as an OEM unit.
10/26/2011, Remember the Gooapple 3G – the iPhone 4 knock-off than ran on Android instead of iOS? Well, the folks over at Gooapple have decided to release an update of that phone. This time around it’s called the V5 and features some improvements over its predecessor. The V5 has a retina display (3.5″ 960 x 640 screen), runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (yes, it’s still customized to look like iOS), shoots […]
10/18/2011, Say what you will about knock off products and imitation goods, but there are times when those manufacturers get it right and if you didn’t know any better, you could find yourself walking away and wondering how on earth did you manage to land yourself such an incredible deal, which might be the case with the HDC Sensation.
06/09/2011, Every now and then we’ll come across a Shanzai device that proves interesting enough to write about and today the Gooapple 3G is that one device. At first glance, the phone looks just like an iPhone 4, with measurements and even the width of the phone copied down to a T. It even has a thickness of 9.3mm and fits most cases made for the iPhone 4! If that’s not […]
03/31/2011, As if imitation shoes or phones weren’t enough – the latest Chinese Shanzai creation shows that even imitators have creativity too. Some manufactures have come up with a cellphone that looks inspired by an Adidas sneaker. They’ve even included the Adidas logo to make the phone look authentic. Sadly it’s no Android smartphone, but rather a feature phone with a 2.4″ (240 x 320) display, an MTK chipset with MP4, […]
03/09/2011, The folks over at Shanzhai have recently reported about one of the coolest looking Android phones to date. Called the H2000 Android, this iPhone 4 lookalike could probably confuse you for an iPhone 4 from the front if you don’t look closely, but the back design is where it truly shines. Instead of having an Apple logo with the words “iPhone” at the bottom, we get the cute funky Android […]
01/24/2011, Nothing can be worse than thinking you got a great deal on a product and then realizing you paid for a fake. Not only do consumers lose in this situation, manufacturers suffer as well- after spending so long on research and development for a product, copycats just steal the designs and release cheaper knock offs on the market, confusing consumers who could have been potential customers of the original product. […]
01/21/2011, According to a recent statement from Nokia, the giant Finnish mobile phone maker – 20% of the mobile phones on this planet are fakes. Nokia was speaking about how counterfeit phones were hurting their businesses especially in developing countries where the mobile phone market is still in its infant stages. Nokia is probably the most popular handset maker in the whole world, and almost everyone uses or has used a […]