The Meizu MX is an odd duck. A Chinese-only smartphone that may (or may not) be reaching our shores, it’s hard not treating it like an oddity washed up on the beach rather than a shipping device. It is a 1.4GHz phone with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and has an 8-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi support, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/HSPA+ built-in. It also has a micro SIM slot (which is putting a… → Read More
Here at MobileCrunch, we like to keep a watchful eye over what’s going on with the Meizu M9. Not because we’re actually interested in owning the phone, mind you (the onslaught of Android phones is already overwhelming without having to turn to the stuff coming out of China), but because these are the guys that got sued by Apple for building an iPhone clone, and now are trying to turn their act… → Read More
If you haven’t been following the story of Meizu, you’ve missed quite the spectacle. One of China’s many fine electronics manufacturers, Meizu first gained notoriety with the M8 miniOne, a Windows Phone CE 6 handset hacked and tweaked to look strikingly similar to an iPhone — so much so, in fact, that Apple purportedly unleashed their lawyers on them earlier this month.
For the past few months… → Read More
Either you lead or follow and Chinese manufacturing houses have been chasing Apple’s designs for years. The iPad is just their latest victim. You can’t blame them, really. It’s the hottest device since the rotary phone.
We’ve seen a steady stream of clones flowing onto the web for months. Here’s the seven best starting with the just-found iPed. → Read More
The Meizu M8, famous for essentially being a Chinese iPhone, will launch in China on November 30 and eventually trickle over to our shores for the holidays. The camera runs Windows Mobile and includes a 3-megapixel camera, FM radio, and EDGE. It will also have Wi-Fi in some areas and cost $348 and $421 in the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively. → Read More
We’ve been talking about the M8 for about two years now, always expecting this note-for-note iPhone clone to hit our shores and unleash us from the shackles of Big Steve and his minions. Sure, the device shows up with extreme regularity and sure there’s a good changes we will, on day, see it here, but I worry the Meizu’s day is past, lost in the loser’s race against every… → Read More
Meizu just posted about fifty pictures of the new MiniOne UI and what we’re seeing is considerably removed from the iPhone-alike it used to be. Apple’s concepts and ease-of-use are fair game, in my opinion. Copying their UI wholesale is just lazy. Forum Post Meizu MiniOne UI Updated [Giz] → Read More
Sisvel, an Italian research company, apparently has some sort of patent that entitles it to shut down folks at CeBIT. The license, based around MP3 playback, shut down our beloved Meizu along with 50 other booths. Unfortunately, we didn’t see the raid go down. It would have been cool to see the paratroopers. Police raid CeBIT stands [Register] → Read More
http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725429&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here it is in all its’ glory, folks. The only legitimate iPhone knock off. We weren’t able to see if multi-touch actually worked, but… → Read More
http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725429&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This looks surprisingly familiar. Available in August. More pictures here. → Read More
Meizu is now infamous for its many iPhone clones, and its Hua Long IP2000 has just gone on sale in Chin.a. It’s a GSM cellphone that not only shares the iPhone’s general look and feel, right down to the UI, but has a big apple on the back. Hey, at least Meizu’s modest about totally ripping off Apple. What’s kinda surprising it that its specs aren’t all that bad. The… → Read More
Meizu’s CEO, Mr. Wong, has graced us with details on the miniOne. If you’ve missed previous coverage of this iPhone clone then you haven’t missed too much because everything else has been speculative until now. The UI is strikingly similar, if not, identical to that of the iPhone. Two versions will be released, one with a camera and one without. The entry-level and standard versions will be… → Read More
I realize that we’re all sick of ‘iPhone clones’ and I swear this is the last I’ll post until launch. To be perfectly honest, this is the ONLY iPhone clone in the works. The LG Prada and Samsung F700 are NOT iPhone clones. I may have said they were before, but clones they are not. The Meizu M8 is now the miniOne and is set to launch Q4. The previously leaked pics are accurate and the new… → Read More
We’re all fans of the Meizu Miniplayer here, thanks to its iPod Nano-like size and its iPod Video-like functionality. So it’s good news to us that they’ve just released an SP edition of their 1, 2 and 4GB players. The SP edition goes for an average of $30 cheaper than the standard editions, but according to Meizu, the quality is just the same. For those of you unfamiliar with the… → Read More