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HTC Hero clone runs WinMo? Weird.

We've seen some odd things of late, but the G3 is definitely on top assuming that this ad is accurate (we're skeptical, see below).  Perhaps HTC was just getting lazy or they were like "eh, forget it, lets just throw WinMo on this and see what happens!".

The new HTC G3: a clone of the HTC Hero but sporting WM6.5?

  • 460MHz processor
  • 320 x 480
  • 3.2"
  • 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
  • 5-megapixel camera,
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • FM radio
  • $220

On the other hand, look at the image: clearly that's Android copy/pasted into this mockup, with the Android buttons and no Windows Start key.  This is starting to look more like an advertising error or maybe HTC is confusing everyone. We have a feeling we'll be seeing more of these situations in the future as Android and Windows Mobile routinely swap bodies....they're swingers like that.  Yeesh.

[via UberGizmo]

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

2 Comments
  • HTC is not confusing anybody.
    this phone is not a real HTC phone.
    this is from the same "factory" that makes lphone, nokla,sonie epicson and PlayerStationProbable.
    it should join http://www.engadget.com/tag/kirf/
  • Yes, as Mxx said, this is just one of those Chinese copy-catters, which is why it has WinMo. I'm not clear why, but almost all Chinese smartphone knockoffs has WinMo (I once saw an iPhone clone that ran WinMo too). Still, it's a bit strange. What makes the Chinese knockoffs so appealing is that they resemble the real thing (at least in hardware design and specs anyway), yet cost less. On the other hand, this phone is actually worse specs-wise, but is still pretty costly.