Android IPHONE announced in Brazil, but not by Apple

December 18, 2012
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In the past we have seen various Android ports for older iPhone versions, but today we’re probably looking at the first ever Android IPHONE. And it’s not coming from Apple.

Brazilian company IGB Electronica has announced the Android IPHONE today, a product line for which it has the rights to use the name through 2018 in Brazil.

The first IPHONE product will be called the Neo One. So we’ll probably see an IPHONE Neo One in stores at some point in the near future, although it won’t be an iPhone-like device.

The IPHONE Neo One is an entry-level device at best, sporting a 3.7-inch display with a mediocre 480 x 320 display, 2GB of storage, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, dual-SIM support and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The Neo One will sell for 599 Brazilian real, or around $287.

Naturally, Apple won’t be happy to hear about this and we can only expect that lawyers will be employed to deal with the situation. However, the iPhone maker did not comment anything about the Brazilian IPHONE maker.

According to Reuters, the company, formerly known as Gradiente Electronica SA, had applied for exclusive rights for the IPHONE trademark in 2000, and secured them in 2008, after the launch of the first Apple iPhone.

So, anyone interested in an Android IPHONE?

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