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Everyone inside the United States is crazy jazzed about the forthcoming (4 months and 13 days till June) Apple iPhone. Those outside the States are less than excited, because what do they get?? Well in February most of the rest of the world will be getting […]

prada phone from lg Everyone inside the United States is crazy jazzed about the forthcoming (4 months and 13 days till June) Apple iPhone. Those outside the States are less than excited, because what do they get?? Well in February most of the rest of the world will be getting the LG Prada Phone. Check out this YouTube video of the LG Prada in action. Hmmmm, looks an awful lot like an iPhone, doesn’t it?

The Prada rocks a full touch screen display with “soft keys” for dialing and handling all the other functions. The resemblance of the LG user interface to that of Apple’s iPhone is uncanny. Location of icons, aqua look, and even the sliding transitions are all very similar. I doubt the Haptics-oriented Multi Touch technology will be as prevalent, but it’s awfully close on everything else.

prada phone screens

So while the Apple/cell phone fans in the US had the upper hand with the iPhone coming in June, much of the rest of the world can now claim the upper hand on a very similar device coming in just a few short weeks.

More pics of the LG Prada phone here.

  1. Am I the only one seeing the irony in “Prada: For the rest of us”?

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  2. But does it sync with OS X nicely?

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  3. The LG looks to be smaller as well.

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  4. This phone was made several months before the iPhone? So it´s obviously Apple stealing and not the opposite.

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  5. Eh, it looks ok. But it’s one of those things that reminds me of Charles Eames’ quote: “Details are not ‘details’, they are the design.” The Prada mostly seems similar to the iphone, but in its details, it’s not even close. That scrollbar already looks antiquated, the animations are just jerky enough to draw attention to themselves, and the colors and typography on the UI look merely good, unlike the iPhone’s pixel-perfect design.

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  6. The Apple Newton fanboys will be lining up for this phone; it looks even more like a Newton than the Apple iPhone does!

    Does it play videos? Does it play iTunes? I read that it will be priced the same as the iPhone. I wonder which one is the better “deal”.

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  7. The design is similar in that it is a touchscreen display and few real buttons. The software part couldn’t be further from apples… it looks odd, weird, cumbersome and difficult to use. It’s slow and not very intuitive…

    So ok. Two companies came up with a touchscreen phone at the same time… I bet, that the touchscreen LG uses is a regular touchscreen, and not a multi touchscreen.

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  9. FUDsucker Proxy Saturday, January 20, 2007

    FUGLY! A touchscreen it may have, but the UI already looks dated compared to the iPhone.

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  10. That’s very interesting – If it costs the same as a normally priced phone i’d go with that. I can’t take out a loan in order buy the iphone.

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