Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too

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It's not just the iPhone that's being cloned: now this black 8GB Nokia N95 clone has joined the party. With dual slider keypads, a two megapixel camera with flash, another small camera, media player, Bluetooth and microSD card slot, it's actually not all that bad. It doesn't have the 8GB, of course. But you've got to admire the brazen advertising: "STRAIGHT FROM THE CLONING GODS OF CHINA! WE BRING YOU THE ALL NEW N95 DUAL SLIDE VERSION!" It gets worse.

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Illustration for article titled Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too
Illustration for article titled Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too
Illustration for article titled Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too
Illustration for article titled Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too

"A CLONE THAT IS TRULY WORTHY TO BE CALLED AN EXACT REPLICA! SAME DIMENSION, MARKINGS, FEEL .... OVER ALL CLOSEST TO THE REAL N95 BLACK 8 GIG."

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Looks like a very professional piece of tech-copying, doesn't it? Detailed right down to the Nokia logo splashed on the front. Those naughty Chinese cloner "gods" have even packaged the phone up with a "Nokia" charger, handsfree earpiece, a 256MB microSD card and a manual. An actual manual. Plus a one-year warranty! Talk about laugh-out-loud.

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It's available in the Philippines, apparently, for just $161. [RedFerret]

DISCUSSION

Seeing how the Italians cloned Chinese noodles when "inventing" spaghetti, and we're cloning The Great Wall in our border-protecting aspirations along Mexico, they're probably just thinking "OK you Western bastards, steal our pastas and walls all you like, but we'll Marco Polo the hell out of your movie and electronics industry in return, so Silk Road that, beeeeoootch!"