Friday, October 27, 2006

Nokia: Knockoff Cell Phones Could Explode

Nokia: Knockoff Cell Phones Could Explode

A knockoff Kate Spade purse might be tacky but it won't blow up on you like a knockoff Nokia phone can – or, at least, that's Nokia's position.

Counterfeit mobile phones have unsafe battery packs that are prone to catching fire, Nokia has said, a more pointed statement after months of Sony battery recalls. That is why some mobile phone manufacturers, such as Nokia, put so much time and effort into fighting the knockoff market.

Not all manufacturers have chosen to fight this fight, but Nokia has filed a lawsuit in Chinese courts against two manufacturers that they claim knocked off the design of their 7260 model.

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