Nokia says one in five mobile phones is fake-

ACCORDING TO a statement from the Finnish phone maker Nokia, 20 per cent of the mobile phones on the planet are fake.Esko Aho, a member of Nokias executive board, explained that the proliferation of counterfeit devices is hurting businesses, such as his presumably, as they try to enter emerging markets.Nokia sells phones like Heinz flogs beans so its pretty likely that more a few of its low end devices have appeared in clone form on more than one rogue factory conveyor belt somewhere.


Reduction in size of Nokia mobile phones.

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Perhaps surprisingly though, they arent all made or found in China.”It is mostly China-originated, but it is global. It is not only in Asia, but also in Latin America and even in some parts of Europe,” he said, according to Reuters.Just last year that cuddly, soft-spoken man of the people Steve Ballmer said that Chinese forgers were harming Microsofts business, possibly in ways that he could never have conceived of.Mind you, he did his best to harm future business himself when he discounted the biggest market in the world with the sort of grace Prince Philip can only dream of and attacked them all with a walk the plank attitude.

via Nokia says one in five mobile phones is fake- The Inquirer.