[ Chinmaya Holla has gracefully accepted to write a post on my blog. about cheap high-end chinese phones it shall be!]
All Chinese look the same to me. Are they clones of each other? Looking at the Chinese mobiles which are clones of more well-known brands, it certainly seems so. [ As an interesting but irrelevant aside,its easy to look Chinese:Screw up your eyes and make baby-talk. People will think you are Chinese ].
Chinese mobiles are value for money or that’s what the public perception is. Like that gift that we gave to Dilip. It was a football cum whistle cum weird thing. 3 things rolled into one for 10 bucks. Value for money,hanh?
Read the above link [ or not,its not gonna change your life[or not,who knows[or not, now i don’t care either way]] ]. One thing is called Ultra-Fashion. I mean who’d call something Ultra-Fashion unless they have a death-wish? Anyways, more to the point, it seems as if these products are loaded with features imaginable [ie if your imagination passes the IQ test ] and unimaginable [ those who don’t pass the test ] . High-end affordable phones they’re called. Oxymoron it would seem but China is a land of Oxymorons. People who get high on oxygen and are morons.
One cool feature is dual sims with both of them functioning simultaneously. And these things are humongously big. If you are married to your phone, you still end up with an obese partner. So much so that they come with detachable additional external batteries for longevity. Bad TV viwing is an added incentive for those who want to rebel against the autocratic ways of the Satellite TV and its superior quality [ much as one would want to oppose the entry of foreign players into the Indian economy because they offer better services and products ]. Also, one of these things comes with a music player at the side. I don’t really get why I get all excited about that. And its also got an antenna for the TV part, I think, which comes in handy when poking people or clearing out ear-wax.
Verdict: The Chinese have done it again. Next in line iPhoney.
Image Courtesy: tech2.com