CECT (iPhone Copies)

CECT (iPhone Copies)

Infobox Company
name = CECT
type = Subsidiary of ShenZhen HuiTimes Technology
foundation = 2004 (China)
location = Shenzhen, Guangdong
industry = Telecommunications
products = Mobile phones
Smartphones
homepage = [http://huitimes.en.china.cn/selling-leads/,1068280000,list1.html ]

CECT is one of the many brands of cellular phones manufactured in China. CECT offers unauthorized clones or replicas of the Apple iPhone and various Nokia cell phones manufactured in China and sold at a fraction of the price of the original. [cite web
url=http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNewsMolt/idUKPEK33380420080623
title=Hi-phone anyone? Fake mobiles threaten China brands
publisher=Reuters UK
accessdate=22 July
accessyear=2008
]

At least one reseller has been subject to legal demands from Apple Inc.. [cite web
url=http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/05/12/iphone.knockoff.threatened/
title=Apple threatens European iPhone knockoff reseller
publisher=MacNN
accessdate=22 July
accessyear=2008
]

iPhone Clones

The CECT iPhone Clones have been described as one of a growing number of Windows Mobile powered iPhone clones. One of the differences of the iPhone is that the screen is smaller and it has dual sim card slots. [cite web
url=http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19096/1103/
title=iPhone 3G on track to scale the Great Wall of China
publisher=iTWire
accessdate=22 July
accessyear=2008
]

HiPhone

The Hiphone T32 is the only model in the Hiphone series to offer Wi-Fi
In many of the models, the only difference is firmware versions.

P Series

*Hiphone P168
*Hiphone P168+
*Hiphone P168++
*Hiphone P168C
*Hiphone P168S

Other

*Hiphone S688
*Hiphone T32
*Hiphone C-002 (also called Sciphone i32)

Sciphone

A Series

*Sciphone A88
*Sciphone A88+
*Sciphone A380i

i Series

*Sciphone i9
*Sciphone i9+
*Sciphone i32 (also called Hiphone C-002)
*Sciphone i68
*Sciphone i69

Public Reception

The Hiphones and Sciphones are generally praised as being the best copy or knockoff of the Apple iPhone. [cite web
url=http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/02/05/hiphone-looks-mighty-familiar-almost-iphone-like/
title=Hiphone looks mighty familiar-almost iPhone like
publisher=Crunch Gear
accessdate=30 September
accessyear=2008
] [cite web
url=http://www.live25.co.uk/content/say-hello-hiphone
title=Say hello to the Hiphone
publisher=Live 25
accessdate=30 September
accessyear=2008
] [cite web
url=http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/02/06/keepin-it-real-fake-part-cix-c-002-hiphone-ups-the-ante/
title=Keepin it real fake, part CIX: C-002 Hiphone ups the ante
publisher=Live 25
accessdate=30 September
accessyear=2008
]

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