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  • Hey Meizu... is that an iPhone?
    The new Meizu MiniOne M8 looks surprisingly iPhone-ish in interface... and design. The touch screen phone from Meizu is debuting soon, and is sure to get Meizu a letter and a phone call from Cupertino.









    Engadget.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hey Meizu... is that an iPhone? started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. cmyk328's Avatar
      cmyk328 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pengcm View Post
      Please make the distinction between Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers.
      They abide by completely different principles.
      Taiwan = HTC + Asus + BenQ + Acer
      China = Meizu + Lenovo + (many factories for bootlegging)
      Taiwanese people DO NOT bootleg things like the Chinese do, they even have a well established platform for legal music distribution.
      For crying out loud they even have different governments.

      "Taiwanese people DO NOT bootleg things like the Chinese do"
      THIS IS TOO FUNNY!!!

      "For crying out loud they even have different governments."
      Wake up and smell the coffee, TAIWAN IS PART OF CHINA.
    1. mmzymxf's Avatar
      mmzymxf -
      Taiwan is just a province of China, it's in the Taiwanese constitution.

      Taiwan-based companies do better in product design simply because Taiwan has a longer history in modern industry - just like those Japanese companies - they start as out-sourcing factories, then copy others design, then have their own design, while in the rest of China that is governed by the communist party, they barely started it 15 years ago...

      But shame on Meizu anyway, I doubt they will be able to release the product by early next year.

      Quote Originally Posted by pengcm View Post
      Please make the distinction between Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers.
      They abide by completely different principles.
      Taiwan = HTC + Asus + BenQ + Acer
      China = Meizu + Lenovo + (many factories for bootlegging)
      Taiwanese people DO NOT bootleg things like the Chinese do, they even have a well established platform for legal music distribution.
      For crying out loud they even have different governments.
    1. Gazoo's Avatar
      Gazoo -
      If it ever makes it to market, I'll buy one just to test out. Especially if it's cheaper than another iPhone.
    1. benne's Avatar
      benne -
      the copy's exterior:





      if there wouldn't be the iPhone it would have been quite nice, but it borrows so heavily...
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      all i can say is don't expect modmymeizu
    1. ebernet's Avatar
      ebernet -
      Quote Originally Posted by benne View Post
      the copy's exterior:





      if there wouldn't be the iPhone it would have been quite nice, but it borrows so heavily...
      Look at what it DOES have - a camera on BOTH sides - does this unit do video chat? Does it have 3G?
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/18/m...8-incarnation/

      Here you have it, what looks to be a (re-touched) photograph of a real engineering sample of the Meizu MiniOne (M8). The picture was posted by CEO, Jack Wong, with the promise of more pictures to come in a "few days." At the moment, the 58 x 105 x 11.8-mm M8 is said to carry a spec list which includes a 667MHz ARM11 processor running a Windows CE 6.0 kernel up on a 3.3-inch, 720 x 480 pixel touchscreen display. The MiniOne M8 model will pack GSM with EDGE data while the MiniOne M8 w ("w" for worldphone we presume) is said to go WCDMA/HSDPA/GSM/EDGE. WiFi, Bluetooth, and what appears to be a 3 megapixel camera also come standard with your choice of 4, 8, and 16GB of flash capacities. While we've seen pricing and an "end of 2007" release date before, the specs have changed so dramatically since then that we'll just have to continue holding tight as this pup evolves. You know, if they can actually push this wunderkind out the door.
      You guys better wake up and smell the coffee on your precious apple hardware. This phone and the iphone are likely all made from the same exact parts. They simply don't have the firmware and OS. Slight exterior change and that's about it.

      Why do you think all the hundreds of thousands of touch and iphone screens are failing? It all comes from the same electronics distributor in China. The only difference is in the programming.

      If this one has dual cameras and 3G with an unlocked sim don't snuff at it just because of it's name.... it was all made in the same factory.

      It's likely $300 less and half the BS of the apple firmware, plus 3g, unlocked to boot and made in china just like the iphone.

      .....AND IT WORKS THE SAME. Scrolling screens, touch panel, icon links.

      Watch and see if I am not standing at the ebay sellers door that puts these out without all the apple BS. Quality will not be a variable issue being all the same chinese parts. It will run WM6CE, but hey there is a LOT out there for WM6. We just never had an iPhone made by anyone else before so we have been made to succumb to the apple iron fist. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck and is made from the same thing the duck is made from but it DOESN'T BRICK...... I'm gonna feed the duck.

      I LOVE my iPhone, but damn Apple has made it hard to love. This phone looks like the iPhone, it appears to work like the iPhone. If the OS is even remotely stable it will likely be a peach to mod with everything that is already out there for WM6. BSOD? Hey that fixes itself with a reboot, not a REFORMAT and a trip to AT&T and the Apple store.

      I bought the iPhone because I wanted all the cool features like we all did. Apple was the only people doing this for so long now, but there have been MANY imitations that superseded the original. This MIGHT be one of them.

      HELLO........ CUT AND PASTE ANYONE? FLASH ANYONE? ADOBE ANYONE? 3G ANYONE? UNLOCKED ANYONE? Yes indeed. VIDEO? I bet $100 the answer is YES!

      I'll be watching this one to see how it plays out. There are enough skins out there and themes to make anything look like the exact same menu you are looking at now and this one appears to already have them all. This is the first time in 5 years I would like to NOT have an APPLE OS.

      The only thing missing from this phone is the strangle hold Apple has on it's customers that have prompted even the loyalists to rethink their position in customer to Apple relations.

      What it does do.... and apple doesn't......

      Adobe PDF Support
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      Adobe FLASH
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      Unlocked SIM
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      3G capability
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      Copy and Paste
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      VIDEO
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- Unconfirmed, but expected

      Dual Cameras front and rear firing
      Apple iPhone- NO
      Meizu M8- YES

      Made from the same parts in china
      Apple iPhone- YES
      Meizu M8- YES

      Price point
      Apple iPhone- $599 now dropped to $399
      Meizu M8- $249 (est)

      IDENTICAL looking operating systems and themes.
    1. mmzymxf's Avatar
      mmzymxf -
      Wake up man, Meizu is fooling people all over the world - it's not possible for them to make their phone our before next summer, I bet

      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/18/m...8-incarnation/

      You guys better wake up and smell the coffee on your precious apple hardware. This phone and the iphone are likely all made from the same exact parts. They simply don't have the firmware and OS. Slight exterior change and that's about it.
      IDENTICAL looking operating systems and themes.
    1. dakko's Avatar
      dakko -
      This might give a better comparison between the two. But no matter what Meizu M8 still no match to the real Iphone because it doesnt have its own originality everything this phone has was just a copy of a real thing.

      The Specs Comparison
      Dimensions:
      iPhone = 115 (h) x 61 (w) x 11.6 (d) mm
      M8 = 105 (h) x 57 (w) x 11.5 (d) mm

      Screen Size:
      iPhone = 3.5 inches
      M8 = 3.3 inches

      Screen Resolution:
      iPhone = 320 x 480
      M8 = 720 x 480

      Input Method:
      iPhone = Apple patented Multi-touch
      M8 = Standard touchscreen

      Storage:
      iPhone = 2 models at 4GB and 8GB non-removable flash memory
      M8 = 2 models at 4GB and 8GB non-removable flash memory

      Camera:
      iPhone = 2.0 megapixels
      M8 = 3.0 megapixels plus one 0.3-mega pixels on front for video calling

      GSM:
      iPhone = Quad-band 2.5G
      M8 = Unknown but 3G capable

      Wireless Data:
      iPhone = Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0
      M8 = Bluetooth 2.0 + TV-Out

      Operating System:
      iPhone = Mac OS X Mobile
      M8 = Windows CE 6.0

      http://www.applematters.com/index.ph...-apple-iphone/
    1. rodeeze's Avatar
      rodeeze -
      From what I understand apple ripped off the iPhone from the Asians LOL and I believe it too
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Iphone is better
    1. Digital Oxygen's Avatar
      Digital Oxygen -
      Who cares? If the Meizu and the Nokia actually bring these things to market, maybe steve will pull his head out of his rectum and unlock the damned iphones. (Yes, I know, wishful thinking. Ain't gonna happen because of his contractual obligations to AT&T).
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by LGgeek View Post
      "who you going to sue, fight against a government" it's simple WTO.
      They could sell them in China no problem but outside of there they would have issues.
      Well lets put it this way, Apple can't sue. But that thing can't be legally sold in the States, because that WOULD violate Apple copyright.