"It's a sad reality. When a brand reaches a level of success, others will want to use said brand to sell their products. Take a look at the 777 and 1688. Microsoft's Luna theme features prominently in the "Window XP and Window Mobile" (sic) boot screens, and the 1688 goes the extra mile to have the "Pocket PC" and "Windows Mobile" names slapped all over its plastic shell. But don't let first impressions fool you. Both devices deliver a user experience that is quite unlike that delivered by the real Windows Mobile."
Darius post this over at Pocket PC Thoughts this morning, and I have to admit that I'm more than a little surprised. There's a fair amount of work in creating these fakes. Just imagine the confusion and problems this is going to cause when someone thinks they bought a legitimate device and then they can't install the applications or find any support on it.
"I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein