IGB to Launch New 'IPHONE' Line of Android Smartphones

Posted December 18, 2012 at 7:58pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13138 views

IGB, a Brazilian consumer electronics maker, has announced that it will begin selling a line of Android smartphones under the brand 'IPHONE', reports Reuters.

The company reportedly has exclusive rights to the name in the local market.

The first model will be called "Neo One," IGB said in a securities filing. The company was formed this year after the restructuring of Gradiente Eletronica SA, which had applied for exclusive rights in Brazil to register its products under the name IPHONE in 2000. The filing said Gradiente had foreseen the revolution in the convergence of voice and data over the Internet at the time, before Apple Inc's iPhone existed. In 2008, the company secured rights to the name from a local regulator of patents.

It will be interesting to see how Apple responds to the news.

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Seaman - December 20, 2012 at 8:44am
This looks like a Samsung iPhone
Antoniolcrd - December 19, 2012 at 11:42am
I'm Brazilian. This company used to be the mobile top seller early in the 2000 selling the Nokia 8260 O
Ben - December 19, 2012 at 6:50am
What an ugly looking phone...
Furuqan - December 19, 2012 at 6:26am
Why the hell all r competing with apple in their efforts? Aahaaa simply apple is the best. U can write the name "IPHONE" on your android phones but u can't get the quality. Sorry 4 that #Maldives
- December 19, 2012 at 3:46am
Maybe they just want to troll apple?
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