Lenovo's Android phone skinned to look like iPhone
It appears that Lenovo designers must really like the iPhone interface, though we're not sure if the Apple legal team will feel the same.
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. It appears that Lenovo designers must really like the iPhone interface, though we're not sure if the Apple legal team will feel the same. A Chinese blog has posted some early screenshots of the Android-based OPhone and--let's be honest about it--it's a dead ringer for the iPhone.
Menu icons, as pictured, are square with rounded borders. There are also tiny circles at the bottom edge of the display panel and we assume these will bring you to the different menu pages like the iPhone. The key differences are the Search bar and what seems like an RSS ticker feed above the icons.
A little more interesting is the floating "O" on the standby screen. According to the description, docking the "O" onto the ring in the static bar below will activate the software. This could mean some sort of locking interface that Apple disengages with a horizontal swipe.
Earlier reports in December of last year suggested that the OPhone, designed to work on the Open Mobile System, is headed for the China Mobile network this year. So chances are we won't see this outside of the Mainland. Obviously, other details are scant at the moment, but the Chinese site promised to post more pictures on Ophone features soon.