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Meizu’s CEO Upset About “Copycat” iPod Touch

September 9, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Right after Apple announced their iPod Touch refresh last week, Meizu’s CEO, Jack Wong, snarkily said that the new iPod Touch looks like his upcoming M9II.

Meizu is well known for making iPhone clones.  As in, Meizu is often copying Apple, so who are they to call foul?  Further, the M9II was a previously unannounced device.  We recently heard about the M9, a sleek device with 2.2 Froyo and a display of the same resolution as the Apple Retina display on the iPhone 4 (960 x 640).  It will also tote a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.  Supposedly, it will be released later this year.

Apparently, the M9II is Meizu’s refresh of a presently unreleased device.  It looks like it will have the same looks, but with a 4 inch screen (the M9 is 3.5), Cortex A9 processor, front-facing camera, and a flash for the rear camera.

Meizu and cheap (build quality and cost) are usually synonymous, but this M9II looks like a serious piece of kit, irreverent remarks aside.