The Worst Gadget Ripoff I've Seen Today

Allow me to introduce the Hi-Pod phone. It comes with a one-inch LCD display, FM radio support, and an imitation iPod clickwheel stuck onto a hideously clunky chunk of plastic. It's $85 and doesn't work in the US or Canada. » 11/06/09 1:40pm 11/06/09 1:40pm

Samsung Glyde 2 for Verizon: Better Luck Second Time Around?

Leaked photos of a Verizon-branded Glyde 2 (aka U960) smartphone show it has a streamlined design, a fourth row added to the keyboard, and now uses Samsung's TouchWiz interface. It all sounds promising, but what about that sluggish touchscreen? » 7/05/09 1:40pm 7/05/09 1:40pm

Meizu Pondering Follow Up To M8 With 3G, GPS And a 5-Megapixel Camera

Despite years of unfulfilled hype about the M8 iPhone clone, it appears that Meizu's CEO Jack Wong is talking about a new installment that may or may not include 3G, GPS and a 5-megapixel camera. » 5/15/09 4:38pm 5/15/09 4:38pm

The HiPhone Nano: iPhone Clone or Nano Phone?

It's been a while since we've heard more about the iPhone Nano, and even though it's hasn't shown its face yet it already has its own clone: The HiPhone Nano. » 4/17/09 10:30pm 4/17/09 10:30pm

Lenovo's Droolworthy OPhone Gets Handled on Video

This video of Lenovo's Android-powered OPhone makes me hungry for Android's Cupcake and what it could possibly do. If this is the future of Android, I'm upgrading. » 4/08/09 11:20pm 4/08/09 11:20pm

iPhone Clone Is Absolutely Perfect Until You Turn It On

Behold, the new ePhone. An iPhone clone so perfect, so uncannily identical, so curvaceously exact, that it's only one letter and a logo away from being the real McCoy. Until you turn it on. » 12/22/08 6:39pm 12/22/08 6:39pm

Meizu's M8 iPhoneclone UI Demoed, Looks Cloned Indeed

Meizu's fabled M8 iPhoneclone may indeed be soon on sale » 11/24/08 4:52am 11/24/08 4:52am, but until now we've only seen and bobs of its user interface: Now Meizu is demonstrating this with a neat little animation site. And guess what? Go on, you'll never guess! ...It's a pretty similar beast to the iPhone. There're some tweaks and differences of…

Meizu's M8 iPhone Clone To Hit US Shores by Christmas Eve

We recently mentioned that Meizu's M8 iPhone clonephone was really coming to the shops in China at the end of the year, but according to the head of the company, things'll be happening a bit sooner than that. » 11/05/08 5:31am 11/05/08 5:31am

Meizu M8 iPhone Clone Hitting China, India In December

Meizu's iPhone copycatting M8 cellphone is to be vaporware no longer thanks to GeekITstores, who will be launching it in China then India from December onwards. The 8GB model is apparently due to cost somewhere between $380 and $470, and will be launched with "complete fanfare"...presumably because it's the "iPhone… » 9/29/08 5:04am 9/29/08 5:04am

Verizon's LG Dare Full Review (Verdict: Best iClone Yet)

"Dare to be different," the saying goes, but the LG Dare is really Verizon Wireless's attempt to fit in, to offer a phone that's more like the AT&T LG Vu and Sprint Samsung Instinct, not to mention Apple's similarly priced iPhone 3G. The truth is, the Dare may not be as glamorous or well-priced as the Instinct, but it… » 6/30/08 7:03pm 6/30/08 7:03pm

Closest Chinese iPhone Clone Yet

Until the Meizu M8 is released, this C-002 HiPhone seems to be the most iPhone of iPhone clones out there. As you can see from the video unboxing, it even comes in an iPhone-esque box and has iPhone-like accessories (protective cover, white earbuds). The UI? Well, just watch. » 2/06/08 2:45pm 2/06/08 2:45pm

New Chinese iPhone Knockoff Even More Brazen Than Meizu

Although Meizu has been stealing from the iPhone left and right, at least they have the courtesy to deny it. This other iPhone clone, however, makes no such attempt—they even plaster "Think Different" all over their ads. Check out the video after the jump, taken by geekmatica, to see what kind of tech you're getting… » 12/14/07 4:50pm 12/14/07 4:50pm

Actual Meizu M8 Image Surfaces

The folks over at Meizu have decided that it's finally time to unveil actual shots of the Meizu M8 iPhone-inspired phone, and they've got some low quality shots to prove it. You can see that it's got a miniUSB port, a camera just like where the iPhone's camera is, and button placement just like the iPhone. The only… » 12/14/07 2:02pm 12/14/07 2:02pm

Intel Sends in the iPhone Clones at IDF '07

Intel showed off some intriguing devices today at the ultramobility keynote at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) Fall 07, and the most notable example was this strange-looking cellphone/portable PC, which is pretty much an iPhone clone running on Intel's Moorestown platform. More pics and context, post-jump. » 9/19/07 4:33pm 9/19/07 4:33pm

Blatant iPhone Clone Sucks Hard

Send in the iPhone clones, and this one is the most blatant ripoff we've seen yet, even more so than the Meizu MiniOne. Seen on a Chinese auction site, this one touts itself as being "more formidable than the iPhone," calling itself the "Love Feng Mobile Phone." It's just the kind of cheap knockoff we love to hate.… » 7/30/07 9:00am 7/30/07 9:00am

Meizu MiniOne Specs Revealed: It's Actually Got Some Juice

If you thought the only thing going for the Meizu MiniOne was the fact that it looks like an iPhone, well, you'd be wrong. The recently released specs show that it's actually got a lot of stuff going for it besides its software design. » 5/17/07 6:40pm 5/17/07 6:40pm

Hua Long's IP2000 iPhone Clone Arrives

Following Meizu and Deeda's lead, Hua Long's introducing a phone that bears quite a bit of resemblance to Apple's iPhone. However, other than looks, there's not much else that resembles the iPhone. » 4/19/07 4:00pm 4/19/07 4:00pm

Deeda's Pi Phone Fools Nobody

Now that everyone who's even a little somebody's getting (ahem, Meizu) into the touchscreen phone game, the nobodies are making some noise as well. Here's Deeda's Pi Phone, which supposedly has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, flash, Instant Messaging, Google Maps, zooming, vibrational touch feedback, bajillions of supported audio… » 4/16/07 9:00am 4/16/07 9:00am

Franken(P)review: Attack of the iClones

It's like that episode of Beverly Hills 90210 when Brenda and Kelly both say they hate that black dress with the big white bow on it, but then they each show up to the dance wearing the thing. And then they had a pillowfight in nothing but their hot pink scrunchies to battle for my love. Yeah... » 2/28/07 2:30pm 2/28/07 2:30pm

Meizu CEO Says They Didn't Copy The iPhone That Much

Despite Meizu's history of "borrowing" design ideas from Apple (their entire Miniplayer series comes to mind) their CEO is denying that the M8 phone is copied from the iPhone. Seems like everyone's denying influence from the iPhone these days. » 2/14/07 6:55pm 2/14/07 6:55pm