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  • Sears Now Selling Odd iPhone Android Knock-Offs


    It's an iPhone? No. It's an Android? No. It's an... iDroid? No... it's an iPhone and Android quasi-clone knock-off that somehow turned up on the Sears website. Of course, there's nothing new or innovative about cloned iPhones out of China that happen to run Android. This just happens to be the first one we've spotted that's available through Sears (via Factory Direct). And for $264, it can be yours too.

    The smartphone impersonator in question is simply called the "new 3.5inch Capacitive Multi-touch screen+Android 2.2OS+dual sim cards+wifi+TV phones, H2000 Android 2.2 smart phone." What makes this cloned smartphone newsworthy, I suppose, is the fact that Sears is selling it. These types of products are clearly no longer limited to malware-plagued websites and the inside pockets of a street vendor's trenchcoat or vehicle trunk.

    From the looks of it, Sears is apparently getting into a new facet of hardware - the copyright-infringing smartphone business. Then again, it remains to be seen just how long Sears will continue to offer this product - especially since Apple probably won't take kindly to a knock-off iPhone being sold through a gigantic US retailer.

    Strangely enough, the newest imitator on the block sports enough contemporary must-have features to make it a highly marketable smartphone. So far, there are no product reviews to peruse. But given that the device serves up a 3.5″ captive multitouch screen, dual SIM cards, and Android 2.2, it's a safe assumption that some folks will, indeed, purchase this device.

    Source: Sears (whoops - looks like they pulled that link... but this one still works?)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sears Now Selling Odd iPhone Android Knock-Offs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Lamborghini615's Avatar
      Lamborghini615 -
      BUAHAHAAHAHA!!! i will pass... i would rather stick to my iPhone and wait for iOS 5...
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      That has to be a joke? No?
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      son of a monkeys @ss
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Lol I don't see this lasting long at all! Pretty ghetto of Sears to pick up something like that...
    1. JAEGERBOMB's Avatar
      JAEGERBOMB -
      Lmfao, look at the model #.
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
    1. PM5K's Avatar
      PM5K -
      Another good reason for Sears.com to stop listing items being sold by other vendors. I personally don't like it because when I go to Sears.com I want to see things I can buy at Sears preferably, or at least through Sears.

      Because people see these items on the Sears website they figure Sears is selling it or has something to do with it, when in reality it's some other seller simply listed on the Sears website.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Wow. I hate Android, but thats the best I've seen it look. Everything looks good on the iPhone I guess. Even an outdated, buggy, crap os (Android)
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      This has to be some kind of joke!! I hope some one buys it and does a review ASAP. most iPhone clones iv'e played with are junk.... total junk
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      Anyone have a direct link?
    1. epignosis567's Avatar
      epignosis567 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lamborghini615 View Post
      BUAHAHAAHAHA!!! i will pass... i would rather stick to my iPhone and wait for iOS 5...
      $149.99 - H2000 3.5" LCD Touch Screen Android 2.2 Dual SIM Dual Network Standby Quadband GSM TV Cell Phone - Cell Phones

      Hmm. Dual sim, with extra battery and tv tuner. For $150.

      Who's the chump now fanboy?

      Oh, right. But you like paying $650 for your phone. I forgot.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by epignosis567 View Post
      $149.99 - H2000 3.5" LCD Touch Screen Android 2.2 Dual SIM Dual Network Standby Quadband GSM TV Cell Phone - Cell Phones

      Hmm. Dual sim, with extra battery and tv tuner. For $150.

      Who's the chump now fanboy?

      Oh, right. But you like paying $650 for your phone. I forgot.

      In his defense this is a site dedicated to the news, JB and pretty much everything Apple. So.... What do you expect from most the people on this site? Most are fans of iDevices with the exception of a few Trolls that come here to slam, argue and call people fan boys... hmmmm.. Get off the high horse and just enjoy the articles. Wanna offer something better? Then by all means create something innovative and start your own business. :scratched:
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      Lawsuits, lawsuits, LAWSUITS!!!!!
    1. Alpha Zero's Avatar
      Alpha Zero -
      It's not a fake site. Sears let's people sell crap through their site. I can add items for sale on the sears.com site. It's a stupid addition that is unnecessary as most people get confused. This thread clearly proves that point.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Zero View Post
      It's not a fake site. Sears let's people sell crap through their site. I can add items for sale on the sears.com site. It's a stupid addition that is unnecessary as most people get confused. This thread clearly proves that point.
      You are correct. Sears just told me that it is a third party vendor and they are checking in to it.
    1. epignosis567's Avatar
      epignosis567 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      For one this is VERY VERY VERY old news! It was reported that its a FAKE sears site in May I believe....

      In his defense this is a site dedicated to the news, JB and pretty much everything Apple. So.... What do you expect from most the people on this site? Most are fans of iDevices with the exception of a few Trolls that come here to slam, argue and call people fan boys... hmmmm.. Get off the high horse and just enjoy the articles. Wanna offer something better? Then by all means create something innovative and start your own business. :scratched:

      Oh one more thing... This is taken from a FAKE SEARS site! Its probe not a fake item but the site is 100% FAKE. THere was news on this around the middle of MAY. So.... I would stay away from the link...

      New 3.5inch Capacitive Multi-touch screen+Android 2.2OS+dual sim ...
      May 17, 2011 ... New 3.5inch Capacitive Multi-touch screen+Android 2.2OS+dual sim cards+wifi+TV phones, H2000 Android 2.2 smart phones-New 3.5inch Capacitive ...
      huh? what the hell are you talking about? i'm in favor of the article.

      and here's the phone from the manufacturer, fanboy:
      HERO H2000-HONGKONG KARASNN LIMITED HERO PHONE
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by epignosis567 View Post
      huh? what the hell are you talking about? i'm in favor of the article.

      and here's the phone from the manufacturer, fanboy:
      HERO H2000-HONGKONG KARASNN LIMITED HERO PHONE

      Read rev post. Yes the site is real. Its not the same news that was posted in May, I stand corrected and removed my post for that part to not confuse anyone. But my point still stands about the comments.
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      I better buy the factory unlocked iPhone 4 for $649 at apple store online, than this one......
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      Retina display?! Pfft. Real men only need 240 x 320.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      lol at the manufacturer being so blatantly ripping off Apple the screenshot actually shows iOS rather than Android.



      Totally ordered one.