Sears sells Android-powered iPhone as universe implodes on itself

Summary:Sears is selling the two-headed mutant of smart phones: an iPhone running Android 2.2. A cease and desist from Apple can't be too far behind.

Every once and in a while an event occurs that threatens to destabilize the very foundation of our universe. Getting Android to run on the iPhone is one of those events. And you can have a part in it.

Sears, via Canadian electronics site Factory Direct, is selling one such monstrosity. For $264 you can reap the benefits of both worlds, running the forever customizable Android on a slick and glossy iPhone.

The phone runs Android 2.2, and even comes with a little Android logo emblazoned on the back. There are a lot of funny bits in the product's description, including mentions of the iPhones dual-SIM support and Media Tek MTK6516 416MHZ processor.

Of course, getting Android to run on the iPhone isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but it is a bit strange that Sears of all places would have a hand in selling such a mutant. I'd wager it won't be long until Apple requests the thing get taken down, assuming that it's real, of course.

Someone feel like losing $264?

Update: According to Sears, the product has already been pulled. The company issued this statement:

"Thank you for bringing us your concern. This product was sourced via our Marketplace Seller, and we have immediately taken action and removed these products from the site."

And just like that, all is right in the world.

[Sears, 9to5Mac]

Topics: Hardware, Android, Google, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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