by Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 22 October 2012

I have a friend who works in China, and he’s always buying all these weird gadgets that seem to steal from every other gadget in the world. They look somewhat legit, until you find that it’s impossible to navigate past the cumbersome user interface. Maybe he’s just not looking in the right places for the cool stuff — in Brazil, they’ve made this idea a bit cooler by selling at open air markets like Sao Paulo’s Santa Efigenia, phones that look like the iPhone 4 but run on Android 2.2. The irony of the situation is that these hail from China too. No one can run away from China.