The iPhone 5 is Out. And It Runs Android. Say What?

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As if to give Apple a slap at their own (patent) game, an enterprising Chinese manufacturer has released the GooPhone I5 (where do they come up with this names?) which bears an uncanny resemblance to numerous leaked photos of Apple’s soon-to-be-released iPhone 5.

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The GooPhone I5, despite its iPhone 5-ish looks, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by Appleple A6XX processor. Ok, we’re kidding. It packs a quad-core 1.4Ghz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a 4-inch display. Not bad where hardware specs is concerned.

But heck, never mind the looks and the specs, because according to reports, the opportunist Chinese manufacturer has also filed a patent on the design and won’t hesitate to take Apple to court when the iPhone 5 is released. They are also considering blocking the iPhone 5 for sale in China.

Go ahead, laugh.

This brings the patent wars to a whole new level. Imagine patenting a stolen design that was leaked on the internet. Shamelessness and bravery know a new face.

Fabulous. China-style.

Source: CNET Asia, Giz-China

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  • Andrew Lee

    Sorta like when the copywriter copies another copywriter’s copy, and sues for copyrighted content?

    • Vernon Chan

      Yup, hence the term “copywriting”

  • HenRy Lee

    China phone should try to fight with the big boys in the market too! 😛

    • Vernon Chan

      Oh, but you do have a Chinese handset maker that fights with the big boys – ZTE. #4 in the world.

  • Rebecca

    HAhaha we all know u lub lub China! 😛
    Eh, hello.. your side bar – Hot Women in tech – models doesn’t count wei. They probably do not know the models of the thing they are holding. wahkakaka

    • Vernon Chan

      Hey, some of them do their homework ok? They do know their products 😛

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