updated 03:30 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2008
Meizu miniOne in public
Contrary to speculation, Meizu's miniOne iPhone clone -- also known as the M8 -- has made an appearance at the ongoing CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany. The device on public display can only display four different images, but is said to closely mimic the interface of the iPhone, including its finger-flick touchscreen motions. The miniOne operates on Windows CE 6.0 instead of Mac OS X, and is further differentiated by dedicated buttons for answering calls or playing and pausing music.
The miniOne may improve on the iPhone in a handful of respects, through the use of a higher-resolution (720x480) 3.4-inch display, a three-megapixel autofocus camera, and the inclusion of a TV-out port. It will, however, still be limited to EDGE or Wi-Fi broadband, while it is unknown how much its Bluetooth 2.0 will be capable of.
Rumors of a delay have also been confirmed, as Meizu currently says that the phone is only expected to launch in China during the month of August. [via Anything But iPod, images courtesy of SlashGear]