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

Updated 4 years ago
Published Aug 24th, 2008 4:53PM EDT

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
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.