Windows Phone UI copied by Indian "Lemon" phone

Windows Phone certainly has a striking and original user interface, which is now being copied in India by cheap rip-off phones such as the Lemon Dual SIM Mobile T109. Normally phones such as these try to rip off either Android or iOS, so this is the first time that we've seen Windows Phone being copied.

The Lemon phone has a fantastic set of specifications ranging from a "high resolution" 3.7-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display at a whopping 155 pixels-per-inch, to a "long" (do they mean physically?) 1,200 mAh battery. There's also a technologically advanced 1.3 megapixel rear camera, "King Movie Player" and "2000 Phonebook", and of course dual-SIM functionality complete with two phone tiles.

This cutting edge device is available for ₹2,999 (around US$55) and comes with a free wrist watch as well as a 4 GB microSD card. The good news is that at least someone is trying to copy Windows Phone, so it must mean Microsoft is doing something right in the mobile space despite the relatively low market share held by the OS at the moment.

Source: Ubergizmo

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Normally phones such as these try to rip off either Android

Why would anyone rip-off Android? You can install the real thing on just about everything.

Mikeffer said,
And to make it an even better deal, it has not one but TWO phone tiles! For those times when one just isn't enough.

Don't you see that is Dual-SIM? it make sense to have 2 phone tiles, this way you could easily know on which sim card you had received a phone call.

Mikeffer said,
And to make it an even better deal, it has not one but TWO phone tiles! For those times when one just isn't enough.

You sir, failed at reading.

.Neo said,

You sir, failed at reading.

Haha that i did!
I read the whole article but somehow missed that line...

**rubs eyes and tries again**

Apologies everyone

What a branding faux pas. They don't realize a lemon in the States is a negative term usually associated with newly purchased vehicles that almost instantly go kaput. lol

It reminds me when a company released a car in Mexico (I think Mexico) and it was called the Nova, which means "no go." Sales were dismal. :-P

seebaran said,
What a branding faux pas. They don't realize a lemon in the States is a negative term usually associated with newly purchased vehicles that almost instantly go kaput. lol

It reminds me when a company released a car in Mexico (I think Mexico) and it was called the Nova, which means "no go." Sales were dismal. :-P

haha yeah.
In the UK a 'Lemon' is slang for pretty much anything that doesn't do it's job or intended purpose properly.

Well Well what we got in here Windows Phone UI copied by Indian Lemon phone, im Looking at the pictures and yes the windows phone look prefect like Lemon Phone , Microsoft did Copy the Indian Lemon Phone, well Microsoft is going to get sue big time .

Phone + Memory card + Reebok wrist watch for 3,000 rupees? Best deal ever! Plus there's a "PC Tablet" mentioned under accessories, hope it's running WinRT

NeoPogo said,
Apple will sue you for making dumb comments!

Apple will sue you for suggesting it first ( You should of had a patent in place lol)

NeoPogo said,
Apple will sue you for making dumb comments!

I have a patent for it. Registered under the name "getasenseofhumor" in the Lulz section.

matt4444 said,
Lol. So what OS is this running, a skinned Android?

Judging by it's price, I would guess Symbian.

FMH said,

Judging by it's price, I would guess Symbian.

If it was running on Symbian, it would have an "unlimited phonebook" instead of "2000 phonebook" (which I assume means max of 2000 contacts in the phonebook). That limitation makes me guess that it uses some featurephone OS rather than a full smartphone OS.

These things are common here. Everyday, in the newspapers, you can find cheap knock offs of phones, camcorders, etc. Always paired with such ridiculous discounts like 60% off or something. And the company's name would be something never heard before.

As to "long" battery, they mean long lasting battery. That's how it is advertised here.

-Himanshu- said,
These things are common here. Everyday, in the newspapers, you can find cheap knock offs of phones, camcorders, etc. Always paired with such ridiculous discounts like 60% off or something. And the company's name would be something never heard before.

As to "long" battery, they mean long lasting battery. That's how it is advertised here.

Very right. And added to this, the pictures shown in the ad very rarely match the actual device....it is often mentioned in the ad itself in very small font that the device shown in the ad may not exactly match the actual device....so, there it is. It is very probable that the device itself doesn't even look close to what is shown in the ad, i.e. Windows Phone in this case.