We’ve all heard of the Apple Peel 520 and it’s ability to turn the latest generation iPod Touch in to an iPhone 4. Well the guys over at the Shanghaiist have found a sweet knockoff of the Apple Peel that not only has the Peel 520′s transforming abilities, but adds triple SIM card compatibility as well. Personally, I’m not sure what the obsession with multi-SIM compatible phones are but it’s still a pretty cool feature.
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The Shanzhai developers in Shenzhen are known for creating some pretty excellent looking HTC knockoffs, but Windows Phone 7 has never gotten any love. Well with this latest HTC HD7 knockoff they’ve created a Windows Phone 7 look-a-like UI for the Windows 6.5 operating system it actually runs on. It may only look like a WP7 phone, but under the hood it sure is built like one.
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Remember that DIY iPod Nano some guy made in China? The guys at GizChina got their hands-on a sweet nano version of the iPhone 4. Now this isn’t the rumored budget iPhone we’ve been hearing about, but it still is a pretty awesome knockoff. Craziest thing is that this little gem will only run you about RMB380 (~US$ 58), and that’s with only a tad bit of bargaining.
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The Gooapple G22 Phone, otherwise known as the Spawn of Satan, has been priced and is now available for pre-order. The phone actually looks pretty sweet in the hands-on video we saw before, even though it’s an iPhone 4 clone. As a pre-order special, the G22 is priced at RMB999 (US$ 152), but that will jump to 1500RMB (US$ 230) once the pre-order stock is sold out.
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Recently on the Pearl Report, a program on China’s TVB broadcasting network, they did an in-depth behind the scenes look at the world of Shanzhai (山寨). It’s definitely worth 20 or so minutes of your life, so check it out.
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We’ve seen plenty of Shanzhai gimmicks over the years but this is by far the most disturbing yet. It’s the Gooapple phone, and it’s basically the spawn of Satan’s attempt at creating a phone. As a pretty serious Android fan I’m feeling a bit quezy looking at the combination of both my favorite and most despised tech icons (although that could just be lunch). The designers didn’t put much thought into what my feelings would be on the phone’s branding, but they have actually put some thought in to it’s specs. At the end of the day though, the best thing about the G22 is it’s mind blowing boot up intro.
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Recently a Chinese company showed off their version of PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies game in Guangzhou China. It was uniquely named Plants vs. Zombies. That’s right, not only have they completely ripped off the game concept and design, but they were too lazy to even come up with a new name. What is this world coming to!? The Chinese love to take popular games and make them their own, as they did with the Angry Birds carnival stall back in January, but this is 100% straight shameless plagiarism.
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With the release of the Motorola Xoom and Android 3.0 Honeycomb, manufacturers in China are just itching to make Honeycomb tablets of their own. Unfortunately, as the guys over at Android OS Tablets explain, it may be a long wait. In the mean time, manufacturers are still pumping out some pretty awesome Android 2.X tablets like this 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab clone.
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The Chinese have been known to make Shanzhai everything, from cell phones to cars. As social networking and media sites begin to take off around the world the chinese are stuck behind the Great Firewall of China (GFW) without access to them. In this time of need the Chinese begin doing what they do best…make clones. 9gag designer Toxicat has put together a great graphic comparing genuine and clone.
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Turns out that Shanzhai isn’t tech exclusive in China, and the Police in Shanghai are cracking down. It seems that there’s massive counterfeit market for sex drugs such as Viagra. In November 2008, illegal Chinese-made sex pills made headlines when ten men in Singapore died rather gruesome deaths after taking them. For the two years following, Shanghai authorities have struggled to reign in the counterfeit Viagra market but have been held back by a bureaucratic loophole.
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