Korea Telecom unveils ‘Identity Theft’, er, ‘Identity Tab’ pint-sized iPad knockoff (with photos)

Apple Online StoreKorean cell carrier KT today launched “Identity Tab,” a seven-inch (diagonal screen) Android 2.2 tablet that looks really, really familiar, for some reason.

According to Electronista, the tablet has just 8GB of storage built-in versus iPad’s 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options, but, KT’s “Identity Tab” comes with a 3-megapixel camera on the back and an SD card slot to load in photos or expand the built-in storage.

“KT is already shipping the Identity Tab today and sells it for $250 as a stand-alone device, but those willing to link themselves to the carrier can get it for free with a $22 monthly 4G plan with a 50GB cap,” Electronista reports.

Like we said, KT’s “Identity Tab” seems to have stolen its identity from somewhere in Cupertino, California:

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Have ye no shame, KT? Hopefully, Apple’s legal department has already prepared the trade dress lawsuit paperwork should these things, and/or others like them, start appearing in the U.S., U.K., and other countries where intellectual property is valued and consumers are protected from ripoff artists.


  1. I think Apple may be very interested in the sales numbers for this little tablet. Since rumor has that Apple is set to release a similiar 7 inch slate. This could give them an idea how well their slate will do- ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” /> and how good Apple’s attorneys are in Korea.

  2. 7″? headphone jack on the side? oh dear.

    Reminds me of a friend from school who found the answer sheet to a test on the teacher’s desk. He used it to cheat, but didn’t want to look suspicious, so he made some deliberate mistakes.

    He ended up coming bottom of the class on that test . . .

  3. @ Jersey_Trader:

    Hell, that’s no surprise that the Koreans beat Microsoft. Don’t forget, Microsoft also needs at least two failed versions before the third actually finds some users.

  4. Jobs should not sell the iPhone 4 to these guys. It is pretty obvious the Koreans are all in cahoots. But KT is the worst. They are stabbing apple in the back. Apple should rescind the iPhone exclusivity.

  5. This is why the Real iPad is not in Korea yet. So Korean companies can get their (knockoff/bootleg) tablets in the market first to try to capitalize on and steal sales from the iPad. After that then the Ipad will eventually be sold there.

    This knock off comes as no surprise to me. It comes from a place where originality is generally suppressed and standing out is seen as a undesirable.

  6. @ban6dit

    Which is why I do not trust kt. They tried to blame apple for the delayed approval of the iPhone. These guys are amoral. But then again so is WS. Bet you they are in cahoots too. They want to bring jobs down. It is time for apple to become vertically integrated.

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