updated 08:30 am EST, Wed December 6, 2006
Meizu M3 MusicCard
Meizu this morning unveiled early details of its MusicCard player, also known as the M3. As with the earlier Meizu M6, the M3 draws heavily from the aesthetics of the iPod line, particularly the iPod nano: at 6.9mm (0.27 inches) thick with a 1.5-inch LCD, the new device compares closely to the first generation of Apple's flash-based music player.
Meizu, however, promises different eatures such as playback of FLAC and OGG music in addition to the more conventional MP3 and WMA standards. A touchstrip and buttons will also replace Apple's signature click wheel while battery life is rated at 20 hours. The player is still in development, the company says, but is expected to see production in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB models next year.