Clones: Nokla E97i and sexy keyboard design

| July 17, 2009 | 8 Replies

I’m not sure if this is meant to be a Nokia N97 clone (sometimes there’s some radical changes ) or they’ve gotten wind of a new Nokia and have already cloned it but here’s nokLa with their E97i (Priced at $139).

Thanks to lladd for the heads up. This is, as I’ve forgotten, a concept phone by Fabien:

This is a rip off the the concept phone that some designer made and won a competition for…the concept from this guy looks beautiful! see here:

Lets hope Nokia actually make it!!!

It’s pretty much a fugly thing except for the keyboard section. I don’t entirely understand the placement of the D-Pad or the keys themselves (not in QWERTY arrangement) but the aesthetics is quite beautiful, and looks as if it would be pretty nice to type on. Shame they’ve integrated the numbers row with the top set of letters, especially since they’ve got oodles of space to play around with. (update: This makes sense though in the concept device which uses the space above the keyboard as an additional display)


I’m not entirely sure how the hinge works either. It looks like a floppy piece of material connects the two but it may be clamshell. The photo directly below looks like the hinge will break if you so much as look at it. I think it may be entirely detachable.


[Below] the thicker part is actually the screen.



Tech Specs – as for your usual clone:

  • Screen : 16:9 wide touchscreen, 260k QVGA
  • Dual sim cards work at the same time – Dual Standby
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Qwerty Keyboard and Toucscreen input
  • Dual speakers (one on front, one of back
  • Language : English
  • T-Flash Card Supporting, 1GB TF included
  • Camera : factory print 1.3MP – max output is 1280*960, support video with sound, the time depended on storage
  • Stereo Loud speaker, 64 chord ring tone
  • MP4, AVI, Support to play in full screen, speed/pause and play AVI film
  • GPRS & WAP connectivity, MMS Transceiver
  • U disk support function to keep the information storage
  • Calendar, To do list, Alarm, World Clock, Spotwatch
  • Caller picture, caller Ring Tone, Caller Video
  • Video Recorder, photo Editor, Audio Player, Sound Recorder
  • Telephone directories : 300 groups of contacts, support MP3 ring, can use downloaded MP3 as SMS rings, 200 SMS, support MMS; can use downloaded MP3 as SMS rings
  • Games : 1 common games
  • More information : MP3, MP4, Handsfree, SMS group sending, Voice recorder, WAP, Handwritten input, Bluetooth, GPRS download, MMS, Memory extended

From Chinagrabber via PMPtoday

For a more faithful clone of the N97, check this out.


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