CeBIT Meizu booth shut down over iPhone lookalike

Meizu MiniOne

Meizu, the company behind the MiniOne smartphone which bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone, has been forced to shut down its booth according to the German-language Heise. Both marketing materials and MiniOne devices on display were seized by the police.

The Meizu MiniOne is a device that runs on Windows CE 6 and bears a very strong resemblance to the iPhone both physically and on the user interface. It also offers GSM/EDGE connectivity and a 667MHz processor.

The article also goes on to say that Meizu may not be the only company to face such action. Other manufacturers flaunting patents could face themselves in a similar situation.

Note: The ‘More information’ link is in German. [Google translation]

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