A spokesman for LG Electronics, Lee Hyoung-kun, said in an interview for The Korea Times that his company thinks of Motorola’s KRZR as a straight-up copy of LG’s KV2300.
As the cellphone market gets tighter every day, more models appear, and all try to the current trend and respond to the customers needs when it comes to design.
In this tight competition it has become harder for cellphone manufacturer to come up with unique designs for their cellphones. Many cellphones from different manufacturers are now very similar to each other giving customers a hard time to finally choose the right model.
Unfortunately, such similarities between models from different manufacturers, have recently lead to some accusation of copying. To make a long story short, the Korean cellphone manufacturer, LG, has accused rival Motorola of copying one of its cellphone models.
“Our KV2300 is a flat, rectangular flip phone with high-gloss black finish, and the KRZR K1m is also a flat, rectangular flip phone with high-gloss black finish,” said LG spokesman Lee Hyoung-kun.
“We don’t think Motorola intentionally imitated the look of the KV2300,” Lee said. “But we are very flattered that a company of such caliber followed our design policy.”
LG’s KV2300 hit the store shelves in Korea last August and is expected to debut in the United States later this moth. Considering this, LG’s main concern may be that its KV2300 model will be launched after the very similar KRZR K1m model from Motorola and thus will be harder to introduce onto the market.
Motorola KRZR K1m vs LG KV2300