Remember the Meizu M9? The Android 2.2 smart phone with a Sharp developed ASV display technology to rival the iPhone 4’s Retina Display caused quite a sensation in China with huge masses of people standing in line to purchase the device when it was launched. Now those of you who are interested to get one here can and here’s how.
A Hong Kong online retailer DealExtreme has started offering pre-orders of the Meizu M9 which opens an opportunity for us Malaysians to buy it thru them. There’s no guaranteed availability date and there’s a note mentioning that due to shortages, they can’t guarantee delivery time. DealExtreme normally offers free shipping worldwide for those who wait but at $449 or about RM1377, we suggest you take up a premium shipping for greater peace of mind.
Specwise, it is written as powered by a Samsung Galaxy S’s 1GHz processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU and it comes with 8GB Storage on board. Official specs are available here.
If you’re interested, head to DealExtreme Meizu 9 product page.
Earlier on, Sony’s gaming chief commented that there will be a clear differentiator between a gaming phone and an actual PSP which makes us believe that the upcoming portable gaming device may probably not carry any PlayStation branding. However with the latest photos from Engadget, it is surprising to see that it carries both PlayStation and Xperia logos on the same device.
We wonder how’s the gameplay compared to an actual PSP and whether it is just a lighter version that provides some form of gaming on top of the Android platform. From the rest of the pics, it is shown running on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread which we highly anticipate in a Sony Ericsson device. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and hopefully they will make some official announcement at CES. Check out more pics after the jump.
ASUS had earlier revealed a number of new Android tablets at its press conference at CES. There’s 3 of them and each has its own unique form factor. As expected, all 3 will be running on the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb which is meant for Tablet use.
First up is the ASUS EEE Pad MeMO shown above that comes with a 7.1″ capacitive screen and runs on 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor. It supports 1080p playback with micro-HDMI out port. Also included is a capacitive stylus and comes with both front and rear cameras. Price starts at $499 and availability is sometime in June this year.
Next is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer which has a 10.1″ IPS display and runs on Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2. It comes with dual cameras – 5.0MP Back / 1.2MP Front, mini-HDMI out and a special keyboard dock which is removable. Price ranges between $399 and $699 with availability starting from April.
Last but not least is the ASUS Eee Pad Slider which also comes with a 10.1″ IPS display, Tegra 2 chip, dual cameras – 5.0MP Back / 1.2MP Front. The Slider comes with its own dedicated QWERTY keyboard which can slides back behind the screen when not in use. Price starts at $499 and expected to be available May onwards.
Watch the video and press release after the jump
The folks at Engadget had a scoop on what seems to be LG’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Someone on the LG exhibition floor managed to snap a quick video at LG’s Thinq home automation corner and that’s where an Android tablet was found on display. He managed to snap a good steady few seconds of the device before being told to leave by exhibition staff.
We can’t tell what processor it runs on but details revealed that it runs on Android 2.X and it has a 8.9″ display. Some are also saying this could be a dedicated tablet to remotely manage your LG Thinq home automation devices but we would like to believe it as a new tablet to go head on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Design wise, it does look similar to the iPad, especially the home button at the bottom.
Watch the full video over at Engadget.
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