First, the legit news. Haier and Meizu are cooperating on controlling appliances via phone.
Now the weird rumor …
The rumor originates here, with a “retweet” of a Weibo.
Another Weibo picks it up, and is also “retweeted”:
And then PadNews sends out a Weibo:
Is any of this true?
Well, Meizu has an announcement on January 28:
But I think it has more to do with Haier than any possible hookup with Nokia.
Still, the thought of Nokia phones via Meizu being sold outside of China is huge. It would certainly blunt the ambitions of Xiaomi.