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]