Meizu closed for MP3 issues

Yeah, reports Engadget.

Here’s a QuickStract:

in a Meizu forum post, Jack Wong says that an Italian company called Sisvel complained about another Meizu PMP’s unlicensed use of the MP3 codec, and that’s what prompted the 5-0 to arrive. Interestingly, Jack also says that it’s all a big misunderstanding, because Meizu products, including the M8, don’t actually play MP3s, just WMA, and that local distributors have to cough up the licensing fees for MP3 playback. Apparently the booth is now open again, with the offending PMP removed — the M8 remains on display, probably because it doesn’t actually work yet.

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Meizu copies iPhone and gets shut down

The M8 is being demonstrated at CeBIT no more.

Engadget had a chance to get their hands on it before the German authorities shut the booth down on the grounds of something undisclosed but guessed iPhone. Damn right. The Meizu’s M8 mini one OS strongly represents the iPhone.

“The venue is closed until further notice” is all you will see there for now.

So here are the final specs and features now expected at launch:

  • quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • 3.4-inch 720 x 480 capacitive touch LTPS TFT-LCD
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera
  • 667MHz ARM11 processor
  • WinCE 6.0 based Meizu OS
  • H/W encoder/decoder
  • 107 x 59 x 11.9-mm
  • 8GB of 16GB of flash NAND
  • TV-out
  • phone, music, video, camera, internet browser
  • automatic backlight and display orientation adjustment

Some videos after the break:

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