Chocolate cell phone inventor says he created his own clone
The creator of a cellular phone display says he’s now trying to clone a device made by a Japanese cell phone manufacturer.
ChocolateCellPhone was originally called the Nihon cell phone.
It was designed by J.J. Dobson and was available for purchase from Motorola in Japan.
Jiro Kobayashi has now made an effort to bring his cell phone display to the U.S.
He says he wants to create his own “clone,” and is hoping to sell the phone on eBay for $200,000.
He says he bought the device from an old friend who has a patent for a cell phone design, and is trying to find a new manufacturer.
“I want to create my own cell phone, so I want to be able to use it to talk to my friends, but I don’t want to sell it, or even to use the phone in my pocket, so this is how I’m trying to do it,” Kobayhi told CBS News.
“Cell phones are not really something new to me.
I’m a cell-phone enthusiast, and my father was a cell tower technician,” he said.
Kobayashi says the display was created by his father and is now on display at the Kunikazu University Museum.
He has filed for trademark registration, and says he hopes to sell some of the cell phone components on eBay.
He’s currently in the process of registering a second phone display as well.
The display he is trying out is the kind that is currently used on the Motorola Moto G, Kobayshi said.
“In the future I’d like to use this display for another type of cell phone,” he added.
The company that made the Dobson cell phone is also using the display, but Kobayhers is using the trademark on the display.
He said he’s also filing a patent application.
Kobe, who also has a cell device patent, says he would like to continue developing his cell-based display.
“We’re not trying to make a clone, but it’s something that we have to pursue,” he told CBS affiliate WCBS.KOBAYSHI IS NOT A PRODUCEROf course, Kobashi is not the inventor of his cell display.
It’s an original design created by a professor at Osaka University.
The Dobson Cell Phone is now in the hands of a Japanese collector.