Feb 28

Okay, iPhone is obviously a target for cloning, here is a list of iPhone wannabe that have pop-up here and there (China is definitely the King of copyright infringements, there is nothing that can’t be copied) :

CECT-p168
cect-p168-iphone-clone.jpg
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/eew/blatant-iphone-clone-sucks-hard-283786.php


Pink iPhone Clone (Not even close!)iphone-pink.jpg
Click to watch video.


Meizu M8 (this is the nicer one)4260m8.jpg
http://en.meizu.com/userforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1676


Hi-Phone (Even the box is cloned!)
Also known as D800i or 99% iphone clone, noticed there is only 3 rows of icons
52918.jpg
http://www.live25.co.uk/content/say-hello-hiphone


BTL M2801
m2801.jpg
http://www.iphoneworld.ca/news/2007/12/08/btl-m2801-iphone-clone-but-not-quite/


PI-Phone?deeda-piphone_1176454893.jpg
http://www.esato.com/news/article.php/id=1613


V2000 (not a phone)
v2000-real-player.jpg
http://www.pmptoday.com/2007/05/26/shearers-v2000-with-real-media-support/


Desay N8sku92394an1.jpg
http://thegadgetsite.blogspot.com/2007/10/desay-n8-pda-phone-is-iphone-clone.html


Awang A8+ (The shake phone! Same thing, another name)
awang-a8-iphone.jpg
http://www.iphoneworld.ca/news/2007/12/16/awang-a8-the-best-iphone-clone-so-far/

Watch the video and see how it shakes


MyPhone
There was a video commercial from a Chinese mobile company, which is totally hilarious, but Apple/YouTube took it down, but here is another copy of it :

The actors in the commercial are so fake…
Here is how much the HiPhone cost : 2380 Yen, that is about US$350, but they also include a led case, a 1 GB MicroSD, as well as 30,000 movies!! I guess these movies aren’t worth anything in China.


Here is where you can actually buy some of them, but let’s face it, the REAL iPhone rulez already, why the hell would anyone wants to save 1-200 bucks for fake ones that don’t necessary works the same. Don’t forget Apple will continue innovate, with the upcoming SDK, you will start to see a big pour out of new and exciting apps! Can’t wait…

If anyone find more clones, let me know, I will post them up here…

Feb 08

iPhone Unlock

iPhone user wannabe rejoice!

Software unlock for brand new 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 firmware iphones can now be unlocked.

Thanks to hard work from George Hotz, he found an exploit to do software unlock on latest iphones which was previously thought impossible.

Here is a clear step by step instructions from Pinky’s Brain blog : http://pinkysbrain.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/unlock-iphone-otb-112113-bootloader-46-step-by-step-tutorial/

Here are some more news about it :
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/02/08/how-to-unlock-a-113-iphone
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/08/out-of-the-box-1-1-3-iphones-now-software-unlockable/

Hack away!!

Update

Even though Geohot is the king of hacks, Zibri’s ZiPhone that uses Geohot’s Gunlock bundles a whole bunch of stuff into a nice simple package is the most popular iphone jailbreak/unlock out there, check out his blog :
http://www.ziphone.org/
I have already seen a few 1.1.3 16gb unlock iphones around the company here.
I hope that Geohot and Zibri can just work together, stop the argument, have some fun and enjoy the ride….

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