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.
(whoops - looks like they pulled that link... but this one