iPhone knockoff – how long before Apple sues?

Posted on Feb 6 2008 - 5:37pm by Gadget King

One of the best iPhone copies we have seen. Is Apple watching any of this? The HiPhone C-002 is being sold by DragonKicks for $239. The best part is that they have actually made some improvements such as; not carrier specific/unlocked, dual SIM slots, removable battery, and a microSD slot. They don’t mention the phones storage capacity at this time.

HiPhone C-002

Features: (from DragoKicks)

1. 3.5″ big screen that supports finger touch and no keypad, touch pen needed.
2. Dual SIM slots that holds two SIM chips and supports SIM card switching.
3. Triband GSM 900/1800/1900MHz that supports USA GSM standard.
4. Web addresses entering; web browsing, WAP setting, web address management.
5. Unlocked to any major network carrier.
6. SMS, MMS, voicemail and cell broadcast
7. MP3, MP4, file playing, recording, phone call recording.
8. Capturing, video capturing, photo viewing, playing
9. Hands free speaker phone. 3D sound.
10. Bluetooth supported.
11. TF card supported.
12. Diversified screen switch
13. One-Key return
14. Automatic screen rotation

The DragonKicks website states that “All orders are processed in China…”. However they clearly have a presence in the US and really need to clean up their “whois” record which comes back to a Darren Kikuchi and a USA Freestyle Martial Arts Studio in San Diego, CA. Apple doesn’t need much help finding these guys. Either way… you have to wonder about a retail website that takes the following payment methods; Western Union, MoneyGram, e-gold, and AlertPay.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. sgomez February 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm -

    Why is intellectual property ignored totally in China? Bigger question… why do we allow it to ship to the US?

  2. Hannah June 10, 2009 at 6:38 am -

    This could be helpful ?An unlocked phone works the same as locked one but the difference is that with the unlocked one you could go to & use it with other carriers. e.g. if you started off on T-Mobile you could go to AT&T.Its called a SIM card (no s) & at least for networks like AT&T & T-Mobile you will require a SIM. These are GSM networks.?

  3. Symbian Games July 28, 2009 at 11:50 am -

    My favorite mobile phone is still Nokia. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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