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Live at CTIA: Haier's knockoff heaven

Ryan Block, @ryan

We're sure the majority of these devices are tri-band Asian phones, but in the last year Chinese manufacturer Haier has returned triumphantly to CTIA with a veritable cadre of sweet knocks on namebrand cellphones. Take the above W800 rip, the M260, which features 2 megapixel camera, 262k color touch screen, and MiniSD slot. See, sometimes fake can be better than real. Click on for the rest.

Look familiar? Samsung's Z130 as the A600 features a 2.2-inch 262k color touch scren, MicroSD, 2 megapixel camera, and push email.

Samsung's A940 as the N60 with a 2.2-inch touchscreen, Linux, and 1.3 megapixel camera.

The M230 rocks a 2 megapixel camera and MiniSD slot.

The Z3 is a little reminiscent of the Nokia 7200-series, no?

The A63 has a 2 megapixel camera, MiniSD slot, and 2-inch 262k color touchscreen.

Wow, the A7 is basically a PEBL / Nokia 7380 mashup.

The C800, yet another touchscreen with a 2 megapixel camera.

Hm, that C101 kind of reminds us of the HTC Tornado. Just a little.

And, finally, the D1200 is about as low-end as you can get with a 128 x 160 CSTN display. See you this fall, Haier!

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