Here are five phones that will give the Apple iPhone a run for its money, or so we’d like to think. They include the Samsung F700, Meizu M8, LG KE850, and more.

Meizu M8

If you thought the LG KE850 looked similar, check out Meizu’s M8. This phone boasts a 3.3-inch touchscreen display, an ARM11 CPU, 3.0-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth.

Too good to be true? Perhaps, but if not Meizu then certainly some other nimble Chinese outfit will be unveiling their iPhone clone soon enough and likely well before the iPhone hits Asia sometime in 2008. And as we’ve seen, even Apple’s tenacious legal team can be helpless in the face of shutting down copycats on foreign turf


Google Switch

The first live image of Google/Samsung’s upcoming “Switch” phone has surfaced. This keypad-less device will sport a large touchscreen display and built-in GPS functionality.

What’s pictured in that all too familiar blur is the phone’s contact program said to be an extended version of Gtalk combining Gmail, text and instant messaging. According to our tipster, the device doesn’t have any on-board storage. That’s right, all your applications are served up over the network with new apps “attached” to your account via a web interface


Samsung F700

Ok, so the F700’s screen isn’t multi-touch or 3.5-inches, but it does have a full QWERTY keypad and 5.0-megapixel camera. That’s not all, you’ll also find EDGE, HSDPA, Bluetooth, VibeTonz, and a microSD card slot. Samsung even loaded the phone with its own custom OS. [Source]

Neonode N2

Here’s yet another iPhone competitor, the Neonode N2. Weighing just 70g, this touchscreen handset boasts a 2-inch 176 x 220 display, miniSD card slot, and EDGE.[Source]

LG KE850

This Smartphone features a 3.0-inch touchscreen display, 2.0-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot (256MB included), USB 2.0 connectivity, EDGE, and Bluetooth support.