Russian immigrant made a copy of the iPhone specifically for Russian

    The Soviet immigrant, and now an Israeli entrepreneur, Eli Raifman launched the production of mobile phones that are very similar to the Apple iPhone in design and characteristics. The phone called Edelweiss is equipped with a GPS module, works in 3G networks, has a touchscreen with a diagonal of 3.5 inches and a resolution of 480x854 (in Apple iPhone 3G - only 320x480). The phone will come with a memory capacity of 8 and 16 GB.

    Interestingly, Raifman’s company Emblaze Mobile is not going to limit its business to the Promised Land, but plans to export to other countries. True, so far only to Russia. Already in March, “kosher iPhones” may appear on the shelves of ION communication salons.

    By the way, Russia will become the first country in the world to sell this unique development in every sense. The start of Edelweiss shipments is scheduled for March, and already in August, Israeli entrepreneurs are preparing to launch the next Monolith model. They are confident that in the Russian market they can sell almost half a million phones. In particular, for the year they plan to sell at least 150 thousand Edelweiss and 300 thousand Monolith (for comparison, the "big three" of Russian telecom operators plan to sell 3.5 million "iPhones" in two years).

    The new phone will work under Linux. The company website says :

    This Linux based device is not a mere phone, but rather an application centric device that acts as a full blown media and communications center.

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