Somebody Tell Me What All These People Are in Line For

No, Apple didn't release an iPhone just for China. Instead, all these people were waiting in line for the Meizu M9, the Android 2.2-powered successor to the Meizu M8. Pretty impressive turnout for something that once started as a ripjob. » 1/01/11 10:00pm 1/01/11 10:00pm

Meizu M8's New Interface Almost Makes Me Want It

Meizu M8, maybe the most legendary knockoff gadget around, maintains its "inspired" tradition with a refreshed UI that feels faintly of the Palm Pre in terms of graphical styling. I like it, even if I know, really, I'd hate it. » 7/04/09 4:00pm 7/04/09 4:00pm

Is the Meizu M8 iPhone Clone Getting… Android?

Do you want an iPhone but wish it ran Android instead of Apple's mobile OS? No? Well, too bad, because Meizu might be bringing Android to its M8 iPhone clone. » 6/19/09 4:20pm 6/19/09 4:20pm

Meizu Pondering Follow Up To M8 With 3G, GPS And a 5-Megapixel Camera

Despite years of unfulfilled hype about the M8 iPhone clone, it appears that Meizu's CEO Jack Wong is talking about a new installment that may or may not include 3G, GPS and a 5-megapixel camera. » 5/15/09 4:38pm 5/15/09 4:38pm

Meizu's M8 iPhoneclone UI Demoed, Looks Cloned Indeed

Meizu's fabled M8 iPhoneclone may indeed be soon on sale » 11/24/08 4:52am 11/24/08 4:52am, but until now we've only seen and bobs of its user interface: Now Meizu is demonstrating this with a neat little animation site. And guess what? Go on, you'll never guess! ...It's a pretty similar beast to the iPhone. There're some tweaks and differences of…

Meizu's M8 iPhone Clone To Hit US Shores by Christmas Eve

We recently mentioned that Meizu's M8 iPhone clonephone was really coming to the shops in China at the end of the year, but according to the head of the company, things'll be happening a bit sooner than that. » 11/05/08 5:31am 11/05/08 5:31am

Meizu M8 iPhone Clone Hitting China, India In December

Meizu's iPhone copycatting M8 cellphone is to be vaporware no longer thanks to GeekITstores, who will be launching it in China then India from December onwards. The 8GB model is apparently due to cost somewhere between $380 and $470, and will be launched with "complete fanfare"...presumably because it's the "iPhone… » 9/29/08 5:04am 9/29/08 5:04am

Meizu M8 Captured On Film: Realer Than Big Foot But Not Nearly As…

Remember the Meizu M8 » 9/02/08 9:30am 9/02/08 9:30am? It was iPhone clone, the one that we were all excited to see...back in 2007. Now that Apple's added 3G to the mix, expanded storage and lowered the price with contract, the prospect of a (still unreleased) 8GB iClone has gotten a whole lot less enticing. But just for those who thought Meizu…

Meizu M8 iClone Finally Coming in August?

Meizu will finally release the iPhone-wannabe M8 in August, according to a cryptic message board post by CEO Jack Wong. The first version will have 128MB RAM and an unspecified amount of storage, and a second version should ship in October with 256MB RAM and 8GB on-board flash. The funniest part? The M8 will cost… » 7/16/08 5:30pm 7/16/08 5:30pm

Meizu Adding Live Messenger to iPhone Vaporware Clone

The apparently incombustible Meizu CEO, Jack Wong, has just announced that they are going to add Live Messenger to their M8 cellphone, the rather pathetic and sad motherboard that wants to be an iPhone clone when it grows up (if it ever gets released). In other words: new vaporware announced for vaporware. The usual… » 3/31/08 4:47am 3/31/08 4:47am

Meizu M8 MiniOne UI Tweaked, Again

A whole week almost elapsed without there being any rework to Meizu's M8 MiniOne UI, which is so shocking, I almost fell of my chair. Thankfully, it was not to be, as some new images are making the rounds on the old tubes.
Update: Apparently, this is just a mockup by the guys at CNMO and not at all a UI refresh.… » 3/22/08 8:30pm 3/22/08 8:30pm

Meizu MiniOne UI Updated

Meizu's CEO, Jack Wong has just posted a whole bunch of new images, all showing a tweaked UI for the hotly anticipated iPhone-esque cellphone. It is not a massive rework of what we have already been shown, but the pictures showing a new color scheme and number pad should keep the fanboys happy, even if the iPhone… » 3/16/08 10:00am 3/16/08 10:00am

Cops Shut Down Meizu's CeBIT Booth for Ripping Off Apple

It looks like we weren't the only ones not impressed with Meizu's M8 iPhone ripoff - its booth at CeBIT was shut down by the local police and all products and promotional materials were removed. Yikes! Apparently some other booths were shut down as well, as this was part of a wider initiative to protect patent and… » 3/05/08 1:10pm 3/05/08 1:10pm

Meizu M8, Something You Burn in a Paper Bag on Someone's Porch

Engadget scored some time with a Meizu M8 mini One prototype board at CeBIT. And even while this demo is not constrained by the size of the M8 final hardware, the experience leaves a lot to be desired. The touchscreen has major, persistent lag issues (though Meizu claims it's a demo hardware issue) and, as you'll… » 3/04/08 9:59am 3/04/08 9:59am

Meizu M8 Goes on Sale to Suppliers?

The much hyped Meizu M8 seems to have gone on sale to suppliers via Alibaba. The companies listed to be holding stock are Fujian Huaxia Trade Co., Ltd, Samsin Trade Co., Ltd and Fuzhou ZhongTianLi Trade Co among others. Update: An Adminstrator over at Meizume, the Meizu fan's forum, ensures us the M8 is not out yet.… » 2/09/08 9:55am 2/09/08 9:55am

Meizu Patents the Knock-Off

The Meizu M8 may not seem like the most...original concept on the market, but that hasn't stopped the company from pursuing a patent on the device. Filed back in February 2007, Meizu proclaimed to the world that, sure, their M8 may be just an iPhone clone. But clones have rights too, dammit! [meizume via wired] » 1/22/08 9:55am 1/22/08 9:55am

Meizu MiniOne M8 iPhone-Clone Triples Buttons, Tries to Patent…

Meizu's CEO dropped an interesting nugget about the hardware of the highly anticipated MiniOne M8. Apparently, the smartphone will feature three physical buttons, as oppose to a single one right in the center. That means it will differ from another phone that it bears a striking resemblance to. AND they're trying to… » 12/29/07 6:00pm 12/29/07 6:00pm

Actual Meizu M8 Image Surfaces

The folks over at Meizu have decided that it's finally time to unveil actual shots of the Meizu M8 iPhone-inspired phone, and they've got some low quality shots to prove it. You can see that it's got a miniUSB port, a camera just like where the iPhone's camera is, and button placement just like the iPhone. The only… » 12/14/07 2:02pm 12/14/07 2:02pm

Rumor Smashed: Meizu Didn't Rip Off Artist For Phone Renders

Despite making a Meizu phone that looks way too close to the iPhone to be a coincidence, the latest news about Meizu ripping off an artist to pimp their work is off-base. It's true that someone placed Deviant Art artist Lithium Picnic's photo onto a Meizu M8, but it turns out that the image was actually rendered by a… » 11/27/07 4:00pm 11/27/07 4:00pm

Meizu M8 Gets New Look, New Price

Our favorite iPhone iClone, the Meizu M8, has gotten a face lift and new price. But interestingly enough, the M8's design (aside from growing 1/10 of an inch) has been altered to look less like the iPhone, ditching the shiny, metallic edges and rear for an iPod Touchesque charcoal shading. In fact, it looks almost… » 10/31/07 10:08am 10/31/07 10:08am