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Meizu gets shut down in Germany

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 5th, 2008 1:16PM EST

We’ve all been wondering who was going to take the first formal swipe at everyone’s favorite iPhone knockoff company, and from the looks of things the Germans pulled it off first. According to Engadget, the Meizu booth at CeBIT was completely shut down. Citing “piracy”, visitors are being informed that the booth has been shut down until further notice. Meanwhile, police have been seen confiscating Meizu equipment and brochures, presumably in the interest of gathering evidence prior to a promised official announcement about the raid sometime tomorrow. The Meizu M8 Mini One has been a running joke for some time now, given its incredible similarity to the iPhone, so it’s no surprise that this all went down. Meizu, get a lawyer. Soon.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.