Fake HD7 (complete with fake WP7) discovered in China

It's nothing new to find a cheap knockoff device pretending to be the real deal in China, but in what looks to be a first, a phone has surfaced that runs a fake version of WP7.  In reality, the HD7 imitator runs Windows Mobile 6.5, customized to resemble WP7.  Despite the chintzy OS, the Shanzai "HD7" sports a gigantic 4.8" screen with a 400x800 resolution, compared to the real HD7's 4.3" display.  Other specs on include:

  • 1GHz processor
  • Dual SIMS
  • Two MicroSD slots (total of 32GB extra memory)
  • 256MB RAM/512MB ROM
  • WiFi/Bluetooth
  • GPS

There's no word on when the phone will be available, nor how much it will cost.  But, come on...you really wouldn't buy this thing anyway.  It's just fun see what the Chinese counterfeiters come up with next.  Who knows, perhaps it might just inspire HTC to create a true monster-screen device for Windows.

Source: Shanzhai Via: UberGizmo

Seth Brodeur
  • I wonder if I'm the only one who thinks that looks like a pretty impressive KIRF?
  • Is that ... a Nintendo Mii on the Xbox Live Tile? Brilliant!
  • *slow clap*Well done.
  • it has mango and looks better than the HD7 in TMobile/s
  • Haha, I like how they use Nintendo Mii's for the fake XBOX Live :D
  • lmao at the mii on the xbox live tile.thats priceless. and the analog clock tile is pretty funky too.