IGB Eletronica won exclusive rights to the word 'IPHONE' in 2008.
Brazilian electronics company IGB Eletronica has announced a slate of devices that feature the moniker "IPHONE."
The first device in the lineup is the Neo One, which is a low-powered smartphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a single core 700MHz processor and a low-resolution 320 x 480, 3.7-inch display.
As well as dual-SIM capabilities, a rear 5-megapixel camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera is included, as is 3G connectivity and 2 GB of storage. Its retail price, meanwhile, is $287.
The Brazilian firm won exclusive rights to the word 'IPHONE' in 2008, a year after Apple launched the original iPhone handset in 2007. The former claims to hold the rights to use the name through till 2018.
During the opening stages of 2007, Apple was taken to court by Cisco Systems over the naming rights of "iPhone" in the United States. Cisco had sued the firm for trademark infringement after the iPhone itself was unveiled at the annual Macworld conference. However, the two companies ultimately settled during the February of 2007.