Posts Tagged ‘phone’

New Apple phone has full QWERTY keyboard

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Okay, so it’s not exactly what most people have in mind when they think of an Apple phone, but you got to give the designers some creativity points. Either that or fire them immediately. On the inside, things don’t fare much better. The specifications mention a whopping 145KB of internal memory and a 2.2″ QVGA screen with a resolution of 640×480, which is impossible, because QVGA is 320×240. If you still can’t resist buying one, you can grab it from Focalprice for $86.11/€68.83, where it’s also available in beautiful pink and green.

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Meizu M8 16GB available at DealExtreme

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Only days after Apple announced the iPhone to the world, rumours started spreading that Meizu would release another Apple inspired product that would blow the iPhone out of the water with much better specs. Before these remours, Meizu already impressed the world by releasing the excellent Nano inspired M6 Mini Player, later dubbed the Meizu SL. When the Meizu M8 was finally released after more than a year of delays, it clearly wasn’t the iPhone killer people hoped it would be. But, this device is still quite good in it’s own right and has enough to offer to stay out of the field of cheap iPhone clones.

It has a beautiful 3.4″ 720×480(more than twice the amount of pixels found on the iPhone) touchscreen, boasts WiFi, runs a custom Windows CE OS, supports a whole lot of media codecs and doesn’t have to be jailbreaked to run whatever you want. The downsides? No GPS, no 3G and dual-band only, so it won’t work in the States. However if you live in Europe and don’t care about GPS or 3G, there are only few similarly priced smartphones that come close to the M8. Otherwise, you might want to wait until the M9 with 3G will be released, probably somewhere in 2010.

The Meizu M8 16GB is now available for $411/€287 at DealExtreme, which is sadly quite a bit more than expected compared to the 8GB version priced at $338.90/€237.