Meizu M8 iPhone Clone Hitting China, India In December

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Meizu's iPhone copycatting M8 cellphone is to be vaporware no longer thanks to GeekITstores, who will be launching it in China then India from December onwards. The 8GB model is apparently due to cost somewhere between $380 and $470, and will be launched with "complete fanfare"...presumably because it's the "iPhone killer," or so says the press release. In fact, GeekITStores really seem to love the device, saying it was looking for a "better, cheaper alternative" to the iPhone for Indian customers. Read on for the press release.

Mumbai, Maharastra, IND, 2008-09-28 19:28:50 ( Geek manufacturer of entertainment electronics, announced channel distribution for Meizu M8 phone, dubbed as "IPhone Killer", the much awaited M8 will be initially launched with complete fanfare in Chinese markets. Geek will distribute M8 through its expanding franchise network in India. " We were looking for a better,cheaper alternative for Iphone to indian customer, since the beta launch of M8 testing is through, we are very confident to make M8 an success" said Mr. Nilesh Patel, Head Sourcing -Indian operations. Geek already has established a network of 18+ franchisees in tier-2 & tier 3 cities




this cannot be called a clone because if I remember rightly it was in development long before they iPhone? A fact that can be checked by the gizmodo editor as I'm pretty sure I read it here first.

Okay it took longer to come to market but surely the Apple development team had an inkling of its features etc while they were developing the iPhone. And with their budget and resources Apple were able to come to market before Meizu.

I say competitors to Apple or any other global giant is good for the common man with less money in his pocket. :-)