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# 38203 25-Jul-2009 16:44
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I've seen a few of these on trade me. Anyone got one. I want to know if they work on telecom xt. They might be worth a look. Hopefully they arnt made  like chinese cars.

http://www.cectunlocked.com/SciPhone-Dream-G2-Android-Cell-Phone-with-JAVA-WiFi-EDGE-MP4-FM-Google-Map.html

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  # 238930 25-Jul-2009 17:34
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People have said these phones work alright but remember they AREN'T running real android just something that makes it look like android

 
 
 
 


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  # 238942 25-Jul-2009 18:53
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I'm pretty sure the more recent one is running actual android..

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  # 238943 25-Jul-2009 18:56
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z2k: I'm pretty sure the more recent one is running actual android..


If you read the specs for this phone it doesn't say anywher it's running Android. It is in a "clones" section and says "Google Android Interface", not "Android OS".

No, I think it's a fake.




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  # 238945 25-Jul-2009 19:01
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Just reading all the way down the bottom of the page:

"Operating System: the device has a very innovative user interface and looks like the Android platform, truely state-of-the-art technology that will change the way you think about a mobile device? "

No, this is not Android. It's a fake.




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  # 238946 25-Jul-2009 19:03
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Maybe not that particular model but the newer sciphones..

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/19/sciphone-shocker-n12-handset-features-genuine-android-os/

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  # 238952 25-Jul-2009 20:04
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I wouldnt go near any Sci-phones with a 10 foot pole. Shame on Engadget for detailing such rubbish. It's a rendered photo and the first thing i thought when i saw it was Touch HD. Looks like they've mocked up a Touch HD and done some photoshop work on it.

The chinese knockoffs have "pseudo" OS's. eg many are described as Windows Mobile but arent even close. They also generally dont have WCDMA radios but its possible, the cheap chinese manufacturers are catching up with newer technology. i very much doubt it would be running true android.

Granted that many knockoff phones arent too bad, but theyre never exactly what theyre described as, that's 100% guaranteed.




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  # 239288 27-Jul-2009 10:49
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Rockchip are supposed to be working with android on their newer chips. That would actually be pretty sweet for the lower end of the market.



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  # 239848 28-Jul-2009 17:58
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Yea you guys are probably right. "android interface only" sounds like a bad word.

I wouldn't mind buying from a manufacturer know for making clones if it had true android though.



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  # 239974 28-Jul-2009 23:08
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The sciphone n12 is supposed to have actual android running. Dont know how real it is though.

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  # 239976 28-Jul-2009 23:16
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WaxerNZ: The sciphone n12 is supposed to have actual android running. Dont know how real it is though.



I highly doubt it.... the below spec says it all

it says "OS: Android/Windows Mobile" <---- Yeah Right.

As i said before, these phones have quasi OS's that have the look and feel of Windows Mobile ... and now Android.. There will be people out there who will be stupid enough to get these silly sciphone knockoffs..





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  # 240044 29-Jul-2009 08:55
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Its all a moot point if rockchip actually come through with the goods. If they actually get android running there will no doubt be a flood of cheap Chinese phones powered by them. If I were going cheap then thats what I would wait for. Or see how cheap the lower end htc phone ends up being.

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  # 240105 29-Jul-2009 12:55
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Would be nice if they were also 3G..




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