updated 05:30 pm EST, Fri December 17, 2010
Meizu M9 gets OK for China
Meizu wrapped up a positive week with word that it was cleared to sell the upcoming M9. A network license from the State Ministry of Industry and Information Technology was considered the last barrier to sale in the country. Major cities in the country should get the Android phone by Christmas.
Other countries are likely to get the M9 in time, but the company hasn't detailed those plans so far. It won't likely directly sell in the US due to its copyright battle with Apple. While Apple's claims in China might have been rendered invalid, the American company is likely to have a stronger legal case in its own country. Imports may be an option.
The phone is stylistically further away from the iPhone than the M8 but still borrows some technical similarities, including the use of a 1GHz processor and a 3.5-inch, 640x960 touchscreen. It ships with a heavily customized version of Android 2.2 but could get Android 2.3 in the future. [via MeizuMe]