• Sears Now Selling Odd iPhone Android Knock-Offs

    It's an iPhone? No. It's an Android? No. It's an... iDroid? No... it's an iPhone and Android quasi-clone knock-off that somehow turned up on the Sears website. Of course, there's nothing new or innovative about cloned iPhones out of China that happen to run Android. This just happens to be the first one we've spotted that's available through Sears (via Factory Direct). And for $264, it can be yours too.

    The smartphone impersonator in question is simply called the "new 3.5inch Capacitive Multi-touch screen+Android 2.2OS+dual sim cards+wifi+TV phones, H2000 Android 2.2 smart phone." What makes this cloned smartphone newsworthy, I suppose, is the fact that Sears is selling it. These types of products are clearly no longer limited to malware-plagued websites and the inside pockets of a street vendor's trenchcoat or vehicle trunk.

    From the looks of it, Sears is apparently getting into a new facet of hardware - the copyright-infringing smartphone business. Then again, it remains to be seen just how long Sears will continue to offer this product - especially since Apple probably won't take kindly to a knock-off iPhone being sold through a gigantic US retailer.

    Strangely enough, the newest imitator on the block sports enough contemporary must-have features to make it a highly marketable smartphone. So far, there are no product reviews to peruse. But given that the device serves up a 3.5″ captive multitouch screen, dual SIM cards, and Android 2.2, it's a safe assumption that some folks will, indeed, purchase this device.

    Source: Sears (whoops - looks like they pulled that link... but this one still works?)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sears Now Selling Odd iPhone Android Knock-Offs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
    1. desiking75's Avatar
      desiking75 -
      You have to admit, its a pretty good looking device and a funny article
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      And.... THERE GONE! All the links have been pulled .

      Too bad, I kind of wanted one lol. Android on an i4 would be pretty sweet.
    1. slickric's Avatar
      slickric -
      the back looks pretty sweet with the android stuff on it... android wishes it had handsets that looked this good
    1. W1L5ON's Avatar
      W1L5ON -

      Dont know if this is same or different but its convincing,... almost.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      In his defense this is a site dedicated to the news, JB and pretty much everything Apple. So.... What do you expect from most the people on this site? Most are fans of iDevices with the exception of a few Trolls that come here to slam, argue and call people fan boys... hmmmm.. Get off the high horse and just enjoy the articles. Wanna offer something better? Then by all means create something innovative and start your own business. :scratched:
      hahahaha! Exactly...you're on an iForum for crying out loud!!! Besides clones are ridiculous and not worth even a glance...they ALWAYS fail..good luck with that
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kyle matthews View Post
      totally ordered one.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      How is the death grip?
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Most awesome main feature: "# Gravity inducer". For those times when there's just no gravity about, induce your own!
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