Blackberry Z10 gets accused of copying Chinese phone, could be banned in China!

We’re use to seeing Chinese phone companies making clones of brand-name devices, but have Blackberry turned the tide with the new Blackberry Z10 which looks like a KIRF of the Chinese JiaYu G3!

For any avid Blackberry fan, you might find the idea of a company the size or RIM stealing design ideas from a little known Chinese phone maker, but that’s exactly what some are suggesting with the recent leaks of the Blackberry Z10.

Keen eyed Chinese phone fans have been quick to point out that the Z10 holds more than just a passing resemblance to the popular JiaYu G3 Android smartphone which launched mid-way through last year.

Take a look at the photos below:

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The JiaYu G3 launched last year in China.
blackberry z10 leaked photo
Did Blackberry copy the JiaYu G3?

While it’s highly unlikely that RIM did steal any designs, JiaYu might not be so willing to forgive the obvious similarities between it’s 4.5-inch, dual-core phone and the latest Blackberry, and could very well attempt to block the phone entering the Chinese market.

If this happens it would be a crushing blow for Blackberry, who are looking at China as one of their growing markets at a time their market share has never been smaller.

Thanks to Gizchina commenter YePal for the tip!

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