No, pictured here isn’t the vaunted Apple iPhone, it’s a Meizu M8 … maybe. Meizu? Not exactly a household brand name next to Apple. But for what it’s worth, this Chinese manufacturer does make some pretty decent, portable music/video players, seen here. Some have even managed to find their ways to overseas markets. But, not everyone is thrilled with their product, Meizu has caught some flak for what some had considered to be an outright ripoff of iPod’s design, though this Shanghaiist wasn’t entirely convinced: Just because it’s a portable music/video player? Just because it comes in black and white? That was until yesterday.
On Meizu’s BBS, a forum moderator posted pics and specs of the company’s purported new music player, which at first (and second, and third…) glance looks a lot like the iPhone. This of course could be a prank, but it’s on the company’s forum courtesy of a moderator and no one has yanked the thread, so maybe there’s some grain of truth to it. No date has been set for a release, and no mention of the M8 on the company’s main site, but here are some specs for you technophiles:
Mode: GSM/TD-SCDMA (we guess GSM here means WCDMA)
Display: 3.3 inch screen, 720*480 VGA
OS: Win CE 6.0
Camera: 3 megapixel
Accessory: Bluetooth, TV in/out