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Jinpeng A1308 love heart handset

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‘Lady phones’ are a sub-genre all on their own among Chinese phone-selling sites, usually offering some extra bling, a rounded shape or pastel hues.

The Jinpeng A1308 Dual-band Dual-Card Cell Phone’s pink plastics and heart-shaped buttons might just make it the ultimate expression of the genre.

Doesn't the lassie in your life deserve this instead of an iPhone?

Jinpeng A1308 love heart handset

Price $74 (£46)
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Lapland Tech i5

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We'd love to know the back story behind the name Shenzhen Lapland Technology Co, but the manufacturer's origins are obscure. We will therefore have to make do deducing the rather more obvious source of inspiration for the simply-named i5 phone it sells.

This Android 2.3.6 machine boasts dual SIMs, and its radio is said to play without a special earpiece. Plenty of others have gone down a similar route with iPhone look-alikes. Most run Android. Some run Windows Mobile.

The only reason we can think of to acquire one is to see if you can convince anyone you've got a hypervisor running on your handset.

Shenzen Lapland Technology Co's i5 iFauxn

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