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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:00 pm

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The "Apple Peel 520" -- a converted iPod Touch that makes calls -- is an example of China's growing "shanzhai" market.

Have you ever wished that your iPod Touch was an iPhone? Now it can be, thanks to a new device called the "Apple Peel 520" and created by a Chinese company.

Invented by a 22-year-old programmer who lives in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the gadget is comprised of a case that fits around the outside of Apple's iPod Touch, a popular media player and Wi-Fi-enabled pocket computer with e-mail, maps and other applications.

The Apple Peel 520 case contains a battery, dock connector and SIM card that allows voice calls. Users will also have to install special software to enable a text messaging function, and to allow the device to properly work with the iPod Touch (users will have to break into the software of the iPod in order to download the necessary applications).

Once installed, the Apple Peel gets around five hours of talk time and 120 hours on standby, according to a review posted on Dailytech.com.


source - http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile ... &wom=false
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:31 pm

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Hah thats just cool.
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:41 pm

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I've seen a few of these before. There's another company making one to rival it. Not sure which models of the device it's compatible with.
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:42 pm

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The guy has a point as well, the iPhone is pretty expensive in non-European countries...

Over here in KSA, the iPhone 4 is going to be for about 4000SR minimum and that makes like 1066 US $ ....
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:07 pm

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holy crap. here its CHEAP. like, 200
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