updated 09:55 am EST, Wed February 14, 2007
Meizu has apparently completed its design of an iPhone look-alike handheld device code-named the M8, and is likely to release the device into the market in the near future. VR-Zone reports that Meizu named the device miniOne because it is a top end 'all-in-one' player boasting a wide array of functionality. The Chinese-made handheld measures 3.3-inches long, making it slightly shorter than Apple's iPhone with a screen resolution of 720x480, versus Apple's 320x480. The device runs Win CE 6.0, utilizes GSM+TD-SCMA, offers Bluetooth as well as TV-Out wireless connectivity, and runs on an ARM11 + Video CODEC chip. Meizu's miniOne also includes a 3.0-megapixel camera on one side and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the other. but weight and storage capacity were unavailable. Samsung last week unveiled its Ultra Smart F700 smartphone bearing a striking resemblance to Apple's iPhone, targeted at the "recent trend" in touchscreen devices.