Dupes of popular mobile handsets

June 13, 2010 | by

Nowadays dupes and lookalikes hit the market even before the official launch of branded products. It is interesting to see that how beautifully the dupe manufactures clone the top models.  The added features and cheap price tags make these dupes attractive among the folk. Some brands even copy the model name of the branded handsets.  Almost all these clones are in the “use and throw” category. However it can last for years on adequate care.

You can see these models in local shops and the leading online shopping portals like Indiatimes, rediff, naptol, homeshop 18 etc.  Price tags varies according to the model and special offers/discounts. You can bag these models for less than Rs 4000/-

Here see some Dupes and their features.

Black Cherry- The Blackberry dupe

This is a lookalike of the RIM Blackberry. This full QWERTY keyboard, 2” TFT screen handset’s features include VGA camera, MP player, LED torch, FM radio, voice recording, games, calendar, scheduler , social applications, Dual SIM etc.

Cost of Black cherry is around Rs 3,000/-

iPhone dupe-I9 Ifone-3G

See the photograph of the iPhone dupe, can you figure out any difference? This is a3G ready full touch screen mobile  with exciting features like Bluetooth, megapixel camera, FM radio, MP3 player, voice command, voice dial, Dual SIM, 160 hrs s/by time, Games, personal organizer, predictive text input etc.

iPhone dupe cost approx Rs 3500/-

FORBY- Samsung Corby lookalike

Like Corby, FORBY is also available in multiple color options. This is a 2.8 inch touch screen mobile with dual camera , Bluetooth, MP3 player, Dual SIM, FM radio, Games, scheduler, Calendar, Voice recorder, Voice command etc.

The Indian cost of Forby is around 3500/-

5800 Express Music- The Nokia clone

Nokia 5800 Xpress music is one of the most favored models in India with its great look and added features. Here look  the clone of Nokia 5800, this is also a full touch screen mobile. Features are almost similar with the other dupe phones.

This phone costs around Rs 4,000/-

E 71 Pro- Nokia E71 dupe

E71 Pro is the clone of Nokia E71 full qwerty smart phone. This tri-band  dual SIM handset works with Dual standby mode. The memory of this full QWERTY phone is expandable upto 2GB. Other standard features include FM, MP3,  1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, phonebook, Games, organizer , voice recording, multi language  support etc. The added function is inbuilt motion sensor. The phone comes with two batteries.

Cost of this handset is approximately Rs 4000/-


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