Nokia continue to insist that they have no plans to ditch Symbian or MeeGo in favor of Android, and so we’ll have to get our Google/Finn crossover kicks in unofficial ways. Chinese firm iZiNN has cloned the Nokia N8 and slapped a copy of Android 2.1 on their copy, the CJ-3; it lacks the original’s 12-megapixel camera (making do with just 5-megapixels) but does keep the HDMI output and 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.
The iZiNN CJ-3 actually packs more pixels than the original on that display, though – at WVGA resolution – though it lacks a Xenon flash and uses dual-LEDs instead. Inside is Rockchip’s RK2808 chipset; it’s unclear how much RAM and storage it’s been paired with.
While normally these cloned devices are pretty laughable, we can imagine quite a few people might find the idea of a Nokia N8 shell with Android inside more appealing than the Symbian^3 OS the real thing is going to launch with. Sadly the likelihood of it reaching US or European shores seems low.
[via Red Ferret]