Aura clone lacks class, but has more fun

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Motorola’s Aura is a fashion phone with a vaguely Victorian cachet (picture it in brass) and a high price tag. Now, look at the cheapo clones of it.

Isn’t it interesting, the manner in which these things are adopted, adapted, and improvised? It is parochial to “OMG LOL” at it all?

Motorola Aura clone surfaces in China [Unwired View]

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3 Responses to Aura clone lacks class, but has more fun

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sooooo, these knock-offs look suspiciously like rebadged and reworked old Motorola v70cs. Grissom from CSI uses one in the early seasons, and it looks *precisely* like that

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah dude, I thought everyone knew that the Aura was a V70 knockoff when it came out.

    Wired is becoming the Blockbuster to Gizmodo/Engadget’s Netflix.

  3. morcheeba says:

    #1 Agreed – The keypads are all different, but the V70 and the D20 both have a circle that is wider than the keypad (the Aura has the same width circle and keypad)

    http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo/product/details.jsp?globalObjectId=19

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