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Original DROID Not Dead, Just Living in Asia Running WinMo

Fake phones are simply awesome.  The newest, which mimics the original Droid might be the best one to date too.  This Droid knockoff sports some pretty impressive specs/features including WinMo6.5, a 3MP camera, 3.5″ “high definition” touchscreen and a 533MHz processor all while taking itself as serious as possible.  This new version rivals the fake D1 we saw a while back, but looks so much more legit, especially with those phone buttons replacing the softkeys.  (You can’t paint sarcasm any thicker.)

Enjoy the gallery after the jump!

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Source:  M8Cool
Via:  Engadget

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  • Murphy

    I bought the Droid from a 3rd party. I'm due for an annual upgrade on September 15th, though. Right now, a friend loaned me their Crackberry…..and all I have to say is OMG how I miss my Droid.

  • Nathanbull33

    could use more info… You running a custom rom or are you just rooted on a stock build? If you are on a custom Rom there should be a thread somewhere that the developer has and probably has a market fix in there.

  • Nathanbull33

    Shouldn't you still be under warranty? I just phoned Verizon customer service and had my droid replaced becuase my “w” key on the keyboard fell off. Sent me a “like new” replacement droid no questions asked.

  • obiter_dictum

    Last!

  • obiter_dictum

    Last!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72CGYGRSVF442GT2B76ZEUCRLY Jeff

    Windows Mobile is just gross. Its disgusting. Yes, I would much MUCH rather have an iPhone than winmo any day.

  • bryan

    need help; for about a day now I have not been able to download anything off the market. Once download is complete I get a “installation unsuccessful” with a red triangle. I am rooted….I have cleared market data and cache and still having the problem……any advice.

    • mhoe

      I am getting the same error on about 50% of my updates.

      • bryan

        this happens to all including new downloads…..anyone have advice.

        • Brettsmith62

          Log in to your gmail account from the web browser. That should take care of the problem.

        • Nathanbull33

          could use more info… You running a custom rom or are you just rooted on a stock build? If you are on a custom Rom there should be a thread somewhere that the developer has and probably has a market fix in there.

  • QDOG8

    why does everyone get so worked up over a phone that just looks like another? It just *looks* like a DROID 2, but it's running it's own OS. kinda like how some Android phones look like iPhones. It may *look* like an iPhone, but it's running it's own OS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GotMurph Ben Murphy

    My Droid's screen won't come on :( Phone works but no screen…I called Asurion and they are out of Droid stock..but offered me the Droid Eris…are you f*cking kidding me?? LOL

    • droidd

      Why would you call Asurion? Sounds like a bad phone to me… you should go to Verizon and see what they say.

    • Dyancey11

      yeah def a bad phone if you wanna see a bad screen check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh5FGj9Q-Tk , its of my droid one with a cracked screen that still worked perfectly!

    • Nathanbull33

      Shouldn't you still be under warranty? I just phoned Verizon customer service and had my droid replaced becuase my “w” key on the keyboard fell off. Sent me a “like new” replacement droid no questions asked.

      • http://www.facebook.com/GotMurph Ben Murphy

        I bought the Droid from a 3rd party. I'm due for an annual upgrade on September 15th, though. Right now, a friend loaned me their Crackberry…..and all I have to say is OMG how I miss my Droid.

  • skltr21

    ok so my wife just got a replacement droid…… and i have to admit…… it's running stock froyo not rooted and not running a custom ROM. her old phone was rooted. this new replacement is a lot smoother and a heck of a lot more responsive than mine. and i have mine rooted. it doesn't look nearly as good……. but it sure does run incredibly smooth.

    moral of the story…… maybe rooting isnt all its cracked up to be???

    • xmetl

      the guy at the verizon store i talked to says unrooted froyo is faster than rooted

      • skltr21

        you know what….. it really is. i don't know why either with being able to overclock the phone you would think it would run faster being rooted. but no…… her phone is blazing fast and waaaaay more responsive and less laggy with things than her old one was and mine. its making me want to unroot and go back to stock…… it's a tough one. i love my custom themes more than anything though. i don't understand why the ROMs dont run as well…….. too bad.

        • TechDeft

          What custom theme are you running? What kernel? Are you running SetCPU? Keep in mind that devs are just now getting the “official” updates, and have to rebuild the ROM's using them. But rooting literally makes 0 change to performance. Changing ROM's is a different story, but rooting is just some text fields in an encrypted file filled with variables.

          • skltr21

            im running ultimate droid's froyo xtreme 7 with chevy's medium voltage 1gh kernel with the galaxy s theme. this is the fastest and smoothest ROM i've run to date….. no question about that. it's super quick and smooth. and yes i am running set cpu. my scaling is set at max 1ghz and min 250 mhz. i've literally tried every ROM and all seem to be a little “laggy” and after playing with my wife's new phone last night for about an hour or so….. i'd have to say that it runs waaaaaay better than any ROM and any kernel i'v tried. don't get me wrong though…. i love being rooted. i love being able to tweak things about the appearance of the phone and i love being able to use apps like tethering and drocap2 etc……. so ill stay rooted. i just haven't seen a stable smooth ROM with a good kernel in the last 6 months that can compare to good ol' stock froyo on the stock phone. stock froyo on her phone is seriously quick. ive also played with the droid x and i honestly feel like froyo on the original droid runs way faster and way smoother on that than the droid x. just my opinion though. just goes to show how awesome the original droid is. ultimately……. i love this phone no matter what. i love me some droid. =)

    • Dyancey11

      I have to agree, i got an insurance replacement and decided not to root this time and got the stock froyo update and its way smoother than when I had my old one rooted and the inet seems to be running faster as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000158705891 Gavin Spencer Marty

    Atleast it has an “HD” screen haha

  • Justin

    Except its a molorola diord

  • Tyler Bishop

    Very interesting… Isn't this a copyright violation or something?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBLJO3T6PQM4SACVNTRPA2HV74 Johnathan

      ehh it's asia no one follow's copyright there ha ha. i lived in S korea for a summer and bought all sorts of bootleg DVD (some before they were even in theaters yet) all for around $5 each…sometimes less….or more depending on quality (got all 6 star wars DVD quality for $25 while there and III had just come out in theaters about 2 weeks before i go them)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    a 3.5 inch screen? Windows Mobile? gross all the fail of apple and microsoft combined into one highly illegal package

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    did they move the led light on the front screen? or is that a camera?

  • Tracy Wilborn

    I just love the way they put the Motorola name at the top of the phone like it's going to fool everyone into believing that this is a real Motorola phone. …sweet.

  • Sam

    Off topic here but if anyone in the St. Louis area wants a DROID 1 for around $50, I saw one at the Glen Carbon IL wal-mart…they are not all gone yet.

    • droidd

      Wirefly still has 'em, and they're free there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Wesley/1087710065 Matt Wesley

    Now I wish I lived in Asia so I could get this super awesome top notch phone… isn't Asia supposed to be ahead in technology????…. lmao what is this world coming to?!?!?!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBLJO3T6PQM4SACVNTRPA2HV74 Johnathan

      japan and S Korea yes…china….not so much in most areas…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/tbbutler Timothy Brian Butler

    one last question.. its simple too… hahah is there a way to change the color of the notification bar….. droid x 2.2 unrooted….

  • http://www.facebook.com/VonSwoopington Intesar Zaman

    This is still better than an i*hone

    • joandy

      Seriously man. I'm aware that we all don't like apple a whole lot but…… wow. This is why fanboys from either side is bad!

      • Andrew Hewitt

        I agree, but he was most likely just joking.

        • spygame

          I miss the days when ppl use Emoticon to say its a joke such as :), :P or a simple lol.

      • RacecarBMW

        well it is comparable

        Fake Droid Iphone3gs Droid1
        Processor 533 mhz 600 mhz 550 mhz
        Memory 256mb ram 256mb ram 256mb ram, 512mb rom
        Camera 3MP flash 3mp 5mp flash

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBLJO3T6PQM4SACVNTRPA2HV74 Johnathan

          so in other words…specs wise its pretty close to the actual D1 and iphone 3g….

      • http://www.facebook.com/VonSwoopington Intesar Zaman

        tis a joke my friend, obviously not true, unless you compare racecarbmw stats :D

        • sjavvaji

          “and i dont have anything against apple, just the i*hone”
          lol how is that possible…the iPhon't would be a fine phone if it wasn't for apple's totalitarian stances

        • Wilson15636

          Why do people call it an i*hone?

  • NorCalGuy

    Kinda off topic but I know a guy who got a brand new original droid with 2.1 installed on it from a verizon store about a week and a half ago and then a couple days later got the 2.2 ota update… so I don't know if its just pure luck that he might have gotten the last new one ever but it seems like they are still around here in norther california!! LONG LIVE THE OG DROID

  • Twalker611

    Off topic… but has anyone heard anything more about when we can expect the Yahoo! fantasy football app? The preseason is already halfway over and regular season will be here before we know it.

    On a side note, I came across this fantasy sports app that is launching on Android on August 30th. Apparently many publications say this is an awesome fantasy sports app. Might be worth a shot.

    http://www.huddlehub.com/

    • caphoagie

      Fantasy guru is pretty good to.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Wesley/1087710065 Matt Wesley

        Ahh but the yahoo one is supposed to support the draft..

  • LanceUppercut

    …..but does it have MotoBlur?

  • briderx

    I wish my D1 came with WinMo.. So much more stable than Android..

    • Mrpicolas

      I banish you to the apple store with Steve jobs as your life partner lol… jk:-)

  • tonytbone7883

    it looks like a toy!!!!!

  • thekantorfour

    srsly tho…why are they putting windows mobile on this?

  • briderx

    Impressive Snake..

  • Twalker611

    Who will be the FIRST one to purchase this phone??? Not me.

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    I wonder if that 3 MP camera running WinMo takes better pictures than my Droid 5 MP camera in low light settings…

    Is the battery self charging?

    And it has a high definition screen?! Sign me up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GrantPhillipWilliamson Grant Philym Williamson

    This is a disgrace.

    • L_P

      i think it's kinda cool… the D1 must be awesome enough to spawn knock offs!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/destinationpax Raul Espinoza

    One question. With the softkeys being where they are… is there anyway to make the back key swap locations with the search key? My short thumbs don't reach successfully all the way to comfortably reach the back key.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      yes, turn it upside down.

  • Rizzidy

    FIRST!@@!@!@!@!@!@!

    • Andrew Hewitt

      You were first as much as that phone is a real motorola droid.

      • Rizzidy

        Jealous much?

        • Andrew Hewitt

          Very

  • http://twitter.com/zahplz zah! (zach)

    Ha! I love it. So original /end sarcasm

  • http://www.facebook.com/destinationpax Raul Espinoza

    Holy heck I am first! :-)

  • Mansellgs

    first!!!!

    • Mansellgs

      nvm

      • xbenzerox

        seiously? people still try to post “first” on comments. are you 12?

  • PyroHoltz

    I bet it's not nearly as sturdy feeling as the real Moto D1.

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Ok, i LOL'd at the “first” comment and the phone cause there both just…….yeah….lol

  • KEITHSMNR

    omg 1st

    • KEITHSMNR

      (jk)

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    LOL

  • satchmo

    first

    • PyroHoltz

      Why are we still doing this?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603285212 Bill Morrow

        Because sometimes, proving yourself first is more important than anything else, (i.e. dignity)

      • Mrpicolas

        Cause we can:-)