Chinese Pirates Finally Get Around To Copying Windows Phone 7

People always say “Superficial UI duplication is the sincerest form of flattery.” If that’s true then Microsoft should be blushing because this pirate “HTC” phone – it looks more like a Samsung Omnia – is paying them all sorts of complements.

The device is basically a standard touchscreen phone running Windows Mobile 6.5 skinned to look like WinPho7. The front page apps aren’t really usable and most crash. It also looks as big as a piece of wheat toast.

Spec-wise it’s actually not too shabby. It runs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 800×480 capacitive screen and GPS. It has a 5-megapixel camera and two SIM slots and two MicroSD slots (?!). It costs about $153 in the Chinese markets.

via MICGadget