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ECNokia markets iPod nano clone

updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon November 19, 2007

Chinese iPod nano clone

Taking advantage of China's loose intellectual property restrictions, a company called ECNokia is marketing a generic MP4 player which directly imitates the clickwheel, rounded edges and menu design of the third-generation iPod nano. Like many copies however, it does not have the exact same functionality; it plays MP3, WAV, WMA and MIDI audio, while video must be in the ASF format. Storage meanwhile comes in the form of an SD slot, which supports cards up to 2GB in size.

Unusually, the display on the Chinese player is larger at 2.4 inches, and is actually a touchscreen, theoretically making the clickwheel redundant. Other features include FM radio, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a microphone for recording voice. The player is not being sold directly to the public; rather, it is being shipped in bulk to retailers in various countries.



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  1. jimothy

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    ECNokia

    h***, the even cloned the company name!

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    classic...

    "loose intellectual property restrictions"

    I love how everyone dances around the obvious fact that CHINESE COMPANIES ARE THIEVES, and their government supports THEFT.

    I always thought it would be interesting to have a US company rip off a Chinese company's products, and see what happens, but then I realized how that wouldn't work :-)

  1. DocZ

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    cool

    Looks cool. I like clones, especially if they so closely resemble the original as this one. Personally, I think it's much cooler to have a clone, but I guess this one might be hard to get outside of China. ;-)

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