Meizu M8 Soon in Europe and America, but...
Hanover - Through the heroic efforts of Engadget bloggers, Meizu CEO Jack Wong and designer Young Su, Cho have revealed that top ten iPhone killer the M8 is going to see its European and North American release soon. Though the two Meizu people didn't give up the specific date of the out-of-China release, they did provide one very surprising detail.
The M8, also called miniOne, will be stripped of its mobile phone capabilities. That means, the European and North American version will only be an audio/video player. It won't even have a camera, which was supposed to be a 2 MP just like in the upcoming iPhone. The user interface wasn't discussed, but the M8 player will have a 720 x 480 screen resolution and play videos at 30fps. The M8 player will come in 4 GB and 8 GB versions at $195 and $305 respectively.
"The European and North American version will only be an audio/video player. It won’t even have a camera, which was supposed to be a 2 MP just like in the upcoming iPhone."
The M8 being a phone was the whole idea and now it is pointless. You might aswell get a M6 for a lot less. If the Meizu crew is listening, please keep the phone capabilities and the camera, then I will buy it and probably a lot of other people will to. But without these functions I will have to buy the Iphone instead. I can't wait for the 'phone' version to be released and hopefully it will be Quad band so i can buy it off ebay or somewhere.
Other sites, including meizume.com say the M8 will have a 3mp camera. If cellphones.ca is in contact with Jack Wong and Young Su can you please ask them to provide me with the most recent information about the M8.
I just don't understand. Meizu is a real company, and it has high quality products. But the MiniOne was promised at least a year ago and nothing happens. In the meantime websites were created and a gfobal media buzz was done, actually very professionally. In the global trade site www.alibaba.com you can already buy M8 phones but I guess they are not working in a European GSM environment. The whole thing is looking like a huge media hoax.....