Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Meizu's iPhone clone to get its own app store

updated 06:20 pm EST, Wed December 9, 2009

iPhone cloner Meizu to borrow app strategy

Meizu executive Hailiang Hua has M8 initially followed Apple's iPhone design closely, the unnamed shop will initially follow a similar model that gives M8 owners software designed for the originally Windows CE-based Chinese smartphone. It should go so far as to replicate the 70/30 split in revenue as an incentive to developers.

The portal has already been in testing and should go live as soon as this month; it should include free credits for M8 owners to spur adoption and may eventually expand payment options to include payment options that better suit a Chinese audience used to prepaid sales, such as physical cards or the local PayPal-like service AliPay. [via Meizu Me]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. iphonerulez

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Nov 2008

    +5

    If the Meizu expects to compete

    running Windows Mobile OS then I think they're gonna be in for a bit of a rough time. That platform is really fading fast and by the time Windows Mobile 7 is out Microsoft is going to need to build a new user base from scratch.

  1. rytc

    Senior User

    Joined: Jan 2001

    +2

    Meizu will

    need to pay its developers to put apps on the store else I think they will have a hard time getting much content.

  1. facebook_Steven

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Dec 2009

    +1

    ... clone them!

    They will just copy the ideas from the most popular apps and put those clones on their app store.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News