Feeds

Chinese smartphone imitates sincerely flatters Palm Centro

Qwert keyboard offered as standard

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Mobile World Congress We can understand Asian companies nicking paying homage to Western smartphone designs, but why risk demo'ing them just a few minutes' walk from the original manufacturer's booth?

Enter Chinese handset maker Sim Tecnology, which at Mobile World Congress this week showed off its N8 Windows Mobile smartphone - a short distance away from Palm's booth, bedecked in Treo 500s and Centros, to which the N8 bears an uncanny resemblance.

Sim Technologies' N8 smartphone

Palm Treo 500...

Palm Treo 500v

...and Sim Technologies' N8... or should that be the other way round?

Palm need not worry, since the N8 is roughly 25 per cent bigger than the Treo 500, despite offering an almost identical feature set.

Still, Sim has gone further than Palm, equipping its imitation sincere flattery not only with a built-in GPS receiver but also a Qwerty keyboard.

Mobile World Congress 2008 Complete Coverage here

Related Review
Palm Treo 500v smartphone

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.