Since I often write about the iPhone clones and often times this includes the Chinese manufacturer CECT, I'm often asked about a nonexistent phone called the “CECT P168 Java. " In reality, there is no such phone by that exact name, but I know what most folks are taking about when they ask about it. What most people mean is that they want an updated version of the best selling P168 iPhone clone (aka iClone), but they want it with Java included.
The original P168 is a great phone and is probably still the company's best seller because it includes all of the features of the original along with bonuses like being unlocked so that you can use any carrier, dual sim slots so that you can have two phones or two networks, a removable battery, extra surround sound speakers and FM radio.
If there was any drawback at all to the P168, it's that this phone didn't include Java, limiting your ability to download third party productivity and gaming software (examples are MSN, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. ).
There are two new clones that do, but neither are exactly like the original P168 as both are shake and tilt models that are quad band. The original iClone is tri band and does not have this feature. (Shake and tilt means you can advance media, music and video by only gently shaking the phone. You can also take the picture to wide screen by tilting it. )
The Java iPhone clones are the SciPhone i68 and the CECT i9. Both are dual sim and unlocked and both include e-book readers and web cams. Both also include all of the standard features of the iClones, like web browsing; messaging; email; MP3/ MP4; digital camera; FM radio; Bluetooth; and web cam.
The major difference between the two is that the i9 is generally expandable up to 4GB while the SciPhone generally only has the capability for 2GB, and the i9 has an upgraded digital camera with 2.0 mega pixels (and advanced editing features) and the capacity to record FM radio.
Price wise, of the Java shake and tilts, obviously the i9s which contain the most memory will be the most expensive. These models start just over $100 and are almost never over $200. This seems fair to me considering they are: fully loaded; contain everything consumers loved about the P168 and then some; include the long awaited Java addition and the shake and tilt feature (which many consumers enjoy and prefer); have a better camera; and more memory.
To view video, close up photos, full specifications and real time rock bottom pricing on the CECT i9, please visit http://i9-phone-review.blogspot.com/
For much more information on the SciPhone (video, specs, photos, etc. ) please visit http://sciphone-review.blogspot.com/