iPhone Clone to paper the Cellphone market
Since it’s announcement, the iPhone has been contending with the iClone. Cheaper knockoffs of Cupertino’s breakthrough cellphone that has turned the wireless industry (and some bricked customers) on it’s head. The latest, is the SPhone, which remarkably looks very much like the real McCoy. The only difference is that where Cupertino’s original uses high impact plastic, the SPhone employs a more environment friendly paper. Yes, you read right. A paper iPhone. Read on.
Turns out that the idea for encasing the iClone in paper has religious overtones. It appears that in Chinese culture, if people burn it at funerals, the former owner will be able to reach out and touch someone in the afterlife. IN addition to its combustible features, the SPhone sports some other, more cooler features: a 3-megapixel camera, 3G, MP3 player, infrared, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, memory card slot and polyphonic ring tones. And although it looks to have a similar LCD screen, it’s highly doubtful that it’s a multi-touch feature like it’s fruity cousin.
No word on if it’s region free or unlocked, but at a staggeringly affordable price of $122 US (although some report $500) – who cares? But you better act now, currently there are only 100 made by Taipei company Skea, but plans are to make more available sometime in December.
Source: The Giz