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An Interesting iPhone Clone from China

There is a very interesting iPhone clone from China - Meizu M8. This product was announced about 2 years ago when first generation of the iPhone was launched. Apparently it wasn't taken seriously when Meizu's boss, Jack Wong, casually announced it over at their Meizu Chinese forum.

Time has come and they have finally launched their first ever mobile phone. For those ignorant, Meizu is a well-known multimedia player from China having recently launched their latest player Meizu M6.

I have a chance to play with the phone today. I am impressed with the overall performance and responsiveness of the phone. I would have fork out SGD699 for the 8GB phone but knowing that it is a Windows Mobile afterall, I stopped short of doing that.

If you have seem the demo of the phone, you would probably thought that it's an iPhone. It was an almost perfect clone of iPhone, hardware and software too. It supports multi-touch and has a 3.2 MegaPixel camera with the photo viewer that works just like iPhone. The UI and Human Interaction works just like an iPhone and the performance is pretty sleek. However it is running on Windows CE. As the 3.4" screen has a pretty high resolution of 720x480 for a Windows Mobile devices, the WM softwares are incompatible with M8. Nevertheless Meizu has also released an SDK for the Chinese developers to develop software for the M8.

Actually if you visited their M8 site, you will probably see some familiarity with Apple's iPhone site too. I have no doubts that Apple will be going after them shortly.

Below is an overview review from MP4 Nation.

Comments

Benboo Tree said…
Looks like a really cool gadget. I wonder if it's going to pose a threat to Apple iPhone sales in China.

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