Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: I don’t care what anyone says. Cameras just didn’t look like this before the iPhone 4 came along.
(image from Uncrate, one of my favourite websites. Go there when you’re drunk and have just been paid. You’re welcome.)
Oppo thin smartphone: Definitely looks thin; definitely looks like a fricking iPhone.
*whiney voice* “But Patrick - Apple didn’t invent metal bands around the middle of phones!”
(image from Engadget China, via The Verge
Navon N490: Some people need to take a journey, but get lost along the way. Like the designers of the Navon N490, who missed that pesky left turn at Albuquerque, and instead drove directly to 1 Infinite Loop, without passing go, or collecting £200, but picking up the blueprints to the iPhone 4 along the way.
“Hey! Is that a Navon N490 that you can “comfortabl[y] hold in your pocket” or are you just pleased to see me? It’s the Navon? OK.”
(via Imi, image from Navon’s own website)
BlackBerry London: What with the cartoon characters and now this, RIM totally get it* (*they don’t get it)
(image taken from Gizmodo. The original is on Crackberry but is sized slightly differently. Not sure which one is correct. Anyway, I chose the Gizmodo one because it looks more like an iPhone and therefore suits my purposes better. What? You were expecting impartiality? *facepalm*)
Unnamed Toshiba tablets and phone: Oh, come on…
(image from The Verge. I feel sorry for The Verge, actually. Dredging up the enthusiasm to talk about these apparent knock-offs in a dispassionate way must be absolutely soul destroying. Poor things. I just want to give them all a hug and tell them it will all be OK, that it will all be over soon.)
Polaroid Spectrum 8: Good news, everyone who wants a tablet made by Polaroid! Remember the Polaroid tablet that I non-exclusively trailed a couple of days ago? Well here is one model in the flesh, or, rather, on paper - I picked the Spectrum 8 because it looks most like an iPhone 4/4S. Sadly, my name predictions were a bit off, but no matter - Spectrum 8 is deliciously generic. Could have done with an “e” or an “x” at the end, mind you.
And it is with further sadness that Engadget is reporting that it is due to ship “before the year end”. However, I’m quite sure that the specs will still be top-drawer in 11 months time. I can’t wait!
(image from Engadget)