We’ve seen plenty of memorable bootleg smartphones over the years (remember the GooPhone I5?), but this is certainly one of the most bizarre. Bought from a street vendor in Brazil for $250, it could easily be mistaken for an iPhone 4S…but it’s a little smaller…and it’s made of plastic instead of metal. However, the iOS similarities end there. Once you turn it on, you’ll find a device powered by Android. Seeing a Droid interface on an iPhone frame is incredibly surreal. The most surprising thing about the “Smartphone” (as it it titled on the back of the case)? It’s apparently not bad!
We’re not entirely sure what Lenticular is supposed to be or what it is supposed to accomplish, but we do know that its website has convinced us to check it out. More on this next week if all goes according to plan!
Why do we stand in line for the newest iPhone or iPad? Heck, why do we stand in line for Black Friday deals or other sales? According to a recent study, waiting in line and being first is less about acquiring the object or taking advantage of a sale and more about boosting your ego and participating in an addicting group experience.
“They’ve discovered that maps are really hard.” Ooh, twist that knife, Google chairman Eric Schmidt. Twist it. Google is having a field day making fun of Apple’s wonky new maps app and you can practically taste their giddiness when they say things like ” they should have stuck with our Maps.”
iFixit got their hands on the lastest iPod Touch and promptly tore it to pieces. Their verdict? A device that is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors, but will be more difficult to repair than the iPhone 5.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook breakfast from everyone’s favorite bird-hating pigs? Rovio’s got you covered: