August 9, 2007

FROM IPHONE TO ICLONE: “The little gadget was bootleg gold, a secret treasure I’d spent months tracking down. The miniOne looked just like Apple’s iPhone, down to the slick no-button interface. But it was more. It ran popular mobile software that the iPhone wouldn’t. It worked with nearly every worldwide cellphone carrier, not just AT&T, and not only in the U.S. It promised to cost half as much as the iPhone and be available to 10 times as many consumers.” But read the story to find out what happens, and get a look into the Chinese market for cloned products — even part-for-part Chevrolet copies.

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