updated 02:10 pm EDT, Tue March 13, 2007
Meizu nano Clone Finalized
The full details of Meizu's M3 Music Card player have been revealed, according to a post by the company on its official forum. Consciously designed with the influence of Apple's first-generation iPod nano in mind, the device uses a vertical touchstrip to navigate content instead of a scroll wheel. A 1.5-inch LCD is also close to the Apple design.
Feature support, the company says, is much broader: besides adding support for rarer formats such as FLAC and OGG to the more commonplace MP3/WAV/WMA standards, the M3 can play XviD-encoded AVI videos at 25 frames per second. An FM tuner and MP3-based voice recording are also features absent from its iPod rival. Playback time is rated at 23 hours for music and five hours for video.
Launch details have also been confirmed by the company. A single, 2GB version of the player will go on sale in China as of the 20th for the equivalent of $65. A release in other areas is likely, though is doubtful for the US given copyright issues. [via Meizu Me]