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The 01 Phone Coming in 27 Days! Wait, What is The 01 Phone?

Zach Epstein
August 24th, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Here it is folks, the handset of your dreams! A sexy touchscreen device with a slide-out laser projector keyboard, 32 GB of internal storage, 3G and a 5 megapixel camera are among the specs. Amazing right? T3 got the scoop on this little puppy this past Friday and it looks like a hell of a contender. But wait. There is no reference on the 01 website in terms of who the manufacturer might be and no specs are given at all. In fact, all there is on the site is a countdown timer. So umm, how did T3 get the specs on this bad boy? Oh yeah, that’s right… It’s fake. A quick whois shows that the 01 Phone website was registered by the British company Future Publishing. Yeah they also happen to run T3, the site that got the scoop on this amazingly fake handset. So there are one of two possibilities as far as we can tell: Either this tiny gadget blog is pulling a Techcrunch and getting into the hardware manufacturing business, or this is a pretty unethical attempt to boost traffic. As such we’re not even going to link them. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t check them out of course. In fact, we have word that next week they may run a scoop on an upcoming $200 UMPC with 10GB of RAM, a 2 TB hard drive and an integrated dish washer. Hot!

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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