28 Aralık 2008 Pazar

MobileFiles Pro Lets iPhone Users Edit Excel Documents

QuickOffice Inc. is best known for its suite of applications that allow Symbian S60 devices to work with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This company has now taken its first step toward bringing this same functionality to Apple's iPhone line.

QuickOffice MobileFiles ProThe recently-released MobileFiles Pro, among its other features, allows users to edit and create Microsoft Excel 2003 documents in their native format.

The iPhone 3G comes with a viewer that can display Microsoft Word and Excel files, but not edit them. This requires third-party software. MobileFiles Pro isn't the first application to add Excel support to this line of smartphones, but QuickOffice is the best-known company so far to release such an app.

Other Features

MobileFiles Pro adds a file manager to the iPhone, and also allows users to remotely access their files.

iPhone users with MobileMe accounts have easy access to their email, contacts, calendar, and gallery but can't retrieve their iDisk files directly from their smartphone. MobileFiles adds this missing feature.

It also lets users wirelessly transfer files between a desktop (Mac or PC) and the iPhone.

In addition, it includes a viewer for a wide variety of file types, including images, media files, Microsoft Office, iWork, PDF and many others.

MobileFiles Pro is available on the Apple App Store for $9.99.

A free version, called MobileFiles, just allows access to iDisk files on the iPhone.

Source brighthand

27 Aralık 2008 Cumartesi

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25 Aralık 2008 Perşembe

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24 Aralık 2008 Çarşamba

Nokia N96 Comes With Music Edition launches in the UK

As has been expected for a few weeks now, Nokia have launched a Comes With Music version of their N96 handset, in the UK. The N96 now joins the N95 8GB, and 5310, to come with the Comes With Music service. The N96 Comes With Music edition will sell for £540/€570/$800, which is approximately £60 more than the non-Comes With Music N96.

The Comes With Music service lets you download, for up to a year and keep an unlimited number of songs, for free, which can be played on the handset itself, as well as the user’s computer.

Source mobile-review

23 Aralık 2008 Salı

HP Enables Photo Printing From The iPhone

Hewlett-Packard on Monday launched an application that allows users to print pictures wirelessly from an iPhone.The free application, HP iPrint Photo (App Store link), allows pictures stored on an iPhone to be printed using certain HP's inkjet printers attached to a Wi-Fi network.

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iPhone Nano cases appear online

Has a rogue case manufacturer once again jumped the gun on an Apple iPhone announcement?

XSKN has a section of its Web site that promises an "iPhone Nano" case alongside cases for the iPhone 3G and the first-generation iPhone, as noted by MacRumors. Earlier this month a Chinese Web site called iDealsChina reported that XSKN was working on a case for a purported iPhone Nano that is supposedly shorter and thicker than the iPhone 3G.

It still seems a stretch that Apple would be gearing up to release such a device, given the screen size on an iPhone Nano would make typing a chore and could present problems for developers who designed applications with a different screen size in mind. These rumors are not new, however, and it has always seems evident that Apple planned to roll out a family of iPhones over time.

An iPhone Nano certainly would give Macworld 2009 a bit of a boost. XSKN prematurely revealed its case designs for the iPhone 3G before that device made its debut in June, so they've at least got a track record of scooping Apple. At the moment, the link on their site for the iPhone Nano case is generating errors, and it may not be long before it disappears entirely.

Source cnet

20 Aralık 2008 Cumartesi

Touch HD gets Mobile Internet Explorer 6

A cooked ROM to enable HTC Touch HD users to have Internet Explorer 6 on their device

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17 Aralık 2008 Çarşamba

Motorola apparently planning another year of existence with claimed 2009 lineup for Verizon

Our first thought when we saw Boy Genius Report's alleged shots of Moto phones that'll find a home on Verizon in 2009 was, "holy cow, these look fake." And yes, granted, they're all renders -- but what really set off the alarms for us was the fact that they look... well, nothing like Motorolas. At all. But then we thought about it for a second and realized that hey, you know, when you're a once-great cellphone manufacturer losing market share hand over first and you're looking for the Next Big Thing, you probably want to try something a little new, a little fresh, and a little crazy. So on that note, Verizon can apparently expect a "Rush 2" early in the year that continues Moto's contribution to the low-cost messaging phone trend; the "Calgary" (pictured), looking like a high-end Sidekick Slide minus the Sidekick; the "Inferno," presumably succeeding the ZN4 (which was coincidentally codenamed "Blaze"); and finally the gorgeous "Flash," which -- as far as we're concerned -- should just take the A3000's place. So yeah, these could be an elaborate hoax, but for Motorola's sake, we hope they're not.

Source engadget

GPS homing device gets you back where you started, nowhere else

If there's one problem with modern GPS devices it's that they're "highly complex" -- at least that's what you might think if you're a frequent Hammacher Schlemmer shopper. Believing that people find things like touch screens or buttons a little too much, the gadget company has created what it calls a "GPS Homing Device." For a penny under $80 (roughly the price of a real nav system) the over-sized key fob lets you mark your current location and then, after an exhausting day of bargain hunting, find your way back to where you began just by following an arrow -- all without relying on the help of the parking lot attendant. Makes a great gift for the directionally-challenged shopaholic in your life.

Source engadget

Easy iPhone 3G Unlocking Coming Soon

The infamous iPhone Dev Team is close to releasing a tool for easily unlocking the iPhone 3G, which will allow this smartphone to be used on networks other than AT&T.

The team said on its blog that work on this software -- codenamed yellowsn0w -- is complete, but is currently being packaged into a user-friendly application. The target release date is New Year's Eve.

It will require an iPhone 3G that has been jailbroken and has baseband 2.11.07 or earlier.

Freeing the iPhone

Installing this software will allow the iPhone 3G to be used with any GSM network, such as T-Mobile USA or Rogers. However, 3G service won't be available with T-Mobile, as it uses an incompatible frequency for this service.

Naturally, AT&T objects to this -- it is offering the iPhone 3G at a discount in exchange for two years of subscription fees. AT&T's partner Apple has done everything in its power to prevent people from unlocking this device, which explains why it has taken about 6 months for this software to be developed.

More information is available on the Dev Team Blog.

Source brighthand

Unlocked 3G Iphones being sold in Taiwan

The iPhone 3G launched recently in Taiwan, and users are reporting that the phones are being sold unlocked.

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Windows Mobile Now Compatible With Pandora

Pandora, the popular free radio streaming service can now be used on select Windows Mobile handsets including the HTC XV6900 and Motorola Q9C.

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Transition from Windows Mobile to the iPhone - Pros n Cons

As a longtime Windows Mobile user , what were the Pros n Cons of switching over to the iPhone, we take a look @ some of them.

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Motorola n Windows Mobile come up with some fancy designs

Motorola can build good looking phones but their OS sucks big time, according to wmpoweruser.com these new babies run on Windows Mobile. The BGR has got some more spyshots of few of the upcoming models from Motorola check it out here.

Source 1800pocketpc

15 Aralık 2008 Pazartesi

Skype for Windows Mobile 2.5 Beta Released

"Based on feedback from you guys, our Mobile team have overhauled Skype for Windows Mobile and released Beta 2.5. It features improved sound quality, better stability and a more familiar user interface. Download it now and give it a whirl."

The eagerly awaited Skype for Windows Mobile update is now available for both Windows Mobile Standard and Professional devices. Go get it!

Source pocketpcthoughts

Video: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic unboxing

We've seen reviews, videos, and video reviews of Nokia's touchscreen 5800 XpressMusic, but sometimes you just can't get enough of a good thing, so luckily Mobile Bulgaria's here to help you out with their unboxing video. You get a hot 19 seconds of the box just chilling all by itself on a table at the front-end of this celluloid masterpiece, then some real unboxing, handling action, all with a smooth, atmospheric soundtrack. You can check out the 5800 in the video after the break, or you can start the video, lay back and travel on a journey of the mind. Your choice

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic unboxing from mobilebulgaria.com on Vimeo.

Source enagdget

Gresso's Avantgarde Skeleton is both a limited edition and of limited interest

Gresso, the Russian company known for its luxury electronics, is back with the scarily named (and strangely apt) Avantgarde Skeleton Collection. Another benchmark in conspicuous consumption, this Windows Mobile 6.0-sporting, Bluetooth 1.2-supporting brickphone is housed in a titanium alloy case "with high-tech ceramic coverage." But no, the luxuriosity doesn't stop there -- both the 240 x 320 display and the transparent back panel are made of crystal sapphire glass. The battery case is made of stainless steel, with a leather cover and magnet release, and the back of the handset features the Gresso logo covered with 10 micron gold. Sure "elegance" is timeless, but it ain't cheap: only fifteen of these guys will be made, and they'll be available for five grand. Tough choice between this and five Kodak OLED frames, we know -- life is so hard sometimes.

Source engadget

Microsoft Releases an iPhone App

Microsoft, the company behind Windows Mobile, has released an application for the rival iPhone. Seadragon Mobile allows users to view images with giga-pixel resolutions.

This application has been created to allow users easily to zoom in on the details of very high-resolution images, such as a map. It makes use of the iPhone's multi-touch capabilities, so users can zoom in or out on an image by tapping or pinching their fingers.

Seadragon Mobile is available for free on the iTunes App Store.

Why iPhone?

The first question many are asking is "Why is Microsoft releasing an application for the iPhone and not Windows Mobile?"

The answer comes from Alex Daley, a group product manager for Microsoft Live Labs, who told TechFlash: "Most phones out today don't have accelerated graphics in them. The iPhone does, and so it enabled us to do something that has been previously difficult to do."

Video Demonstration

Microsoft has created a video of Ben Vanik, one of the developers of Seadragon Mobile, talking about this application:

Source brighthand
The Nokia N79 has made its official, retail debut in U.S. shops and retailers. This model, along with the N85 which just debuted last week, update Nokia's device portfolio in the U.S., and bring many of the features once reserved for high-end mobiles to a more accessible pricing range.

Nokia N79The N79 is a small, candybar-style smartphone which runs the Symbian S60 operating system.

A spiritual successor to the very popular N73, this device features a QVGA screen, 5 MPx camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and compatibility with N. American 3G GSM networks (850/1900/2100).

It is a svelte 4.3 inches tall, 1.9 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick.

Nokia N79 also features three colored Xpress-on smart covers (red, white, and brown), which automatically change the device theme to match the cover.

A memory card slot compatible with the microSDHC format is also included.

Software Compatibility

The N79 has been designed to work with all of Nokia's software services such as Ovi, Nokia Maps, Nokia viNe, and many other third-party applications.

Due to the addition of S60 Feature Pack 2 (3.2), this device is able receive firmware updates over-the-air (OTA), meaning that a connection to a Windows PC is not needed for these updates.


The Nokia N79 is available for an estimated retail price of $440. It can be purchased from Nokia flagship stores in Chicago and NYC, some Best Buy Mobile retailers, and various online retailers.

For more information about the N79, visit the Nokia N-Series web

Source brighthand

10 Aralık 2008 Çarşamba

101 Most Essential iPhone Apps of 2008

It seems like only yesterday a young Steve Jobs sheepishly took the stage and announced that the iPhone and iPod touch would have native third-party applications. Now it's December, and the App Store boasts over 10,000 apps and Apple reports over 300 million downloads. Here is a list of the 101 most essential iPhone Apps.

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2nd Android Smartphone to Launch Unlocked on Jan 29 for $225

Australia will be the place of birth for of the second Android-powered smartphone. Sold under Kogan brand, the Agora and Agora Pro devices will sell unlocked for $225 and $295 respectively, without the need to sign a service contract. Customers might be able to get the phone online and simply swap in their existing SIM module.

read more | digg story

9 Aralık 2008 Salı

LG tests world's first LTE cellphone chip: 60Mbps downloads are go

As mobile service providers ramp-up for the WiMAX vs. LTE battle, LG just announced a significant milestone: the world's first 3GPP LTE chip for cellphones and data cards. While theoretically capable of 100Mbps/50Mbps download/upload speeds, LG's 13 x 13-mm chip was able to demonstrate 60Mbps down and 20Mbps up, under what we can only assume to be controlled (read: optimum) conditions -- easily besting existing 7.6Mbps HSDPA networks. Great, too bad this isn't the year 2010 else we'd have a national LTE infrastructure (right!) and we'd all be driving plug-in hybrids (sure).

P.S. We don't know what those thin handsets are flanking the chips, but we doubt those are functional LTE devices. LG said that it used a "test terminal running Windows Mobile" to demonstrate its new chips. Could be data cards but we think we're seeing a volume rocker along the side. Check another pic after the break.

Leaked pictures of new Nokia touchscreen interface

Where would we be without leaked pictures?! This time, we have some leaked pics from none other than Nokia themselves, seemingly showing a new touchscreen user interface for an as yet unnamed mobile phone. The pictures come from a slide presented at Nokia's Capital Markets Day 2008, so as it comes from the company itself, the pic itself is genuine. Quite whether the phone it depicts is real or just a Photoshop teaser is another matter, though.

If nothing else, though, it shows the direction Nokia are working towards. Full touchscreen phone, context and presence, integrated services, multiple homescreens. Seems that direction has "iPhone" written on it in super-huge letters!

[Source: Engadget]

Google Introduces Mobile Ads For Android And The iPhone

Google is now formatting AdWords text and image ads for Android and iPhone mobile browsers. The ads can include mobile-only calls to action, and can be created from standard Google ads run on the Web. The ads will also work on other phones with full HTML browsers in the future as they become available.

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How to read Ebooks on Your iPhone

Printing things out in order to read them away from your PC is so last century. Today, devices like the iPhone offer perfectly readable displays, and bookmarking articles to read on tiny mobile screens is no problem thanks to apps like Instapaper.

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How to read Ebooks on Your iPhone

Printing things out in order to read them away from your PC is so last century. Today, devices like the iPhone offer perfectly readable displays, and bookmarking articles to read on tiny mobile screens is no problem thanks to apps like Instapaper.

read more | digg story

How to read Ebooks on Your iPhone

Printing things out in order to read them away from your PC is so last century. Today, devices like the iPhone offer perfectly readable displays, and bookmarking articles to read on tiny mobile screens is no problem thanks to apps like Instapaper.

read more | digg story

Visual Dialing For iPhone

iPhone will be getting a new feature app soon... picture icons for speed dial.

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World's first WiMAX phone an iPhone-killer

Ever since the launch of the iPhone, people have been totally gaga over it. Love it or hate it, the iPhone does bring some unique tricks to the table. But the lack of basic features (like SMS forwarding and video recording) tend to be overshadowed by the sleek interface and the fact that the phone at the end of the day, is a darn good media player

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7 Aralık 2008 Pazar

Video of China's Android-running QiGi i6 in action unearthed

It wasn't too long ago that we heard about China's QiGi i6 handset, the one that supports both Windows Mobile and Android. Well, now we've got a video of the device in action (running Android) -- and we do mean action. The i6 is definitely running at a lower resolution than the G1 (probably QVGA) which kills some of the excitement. The video's epically long, but it'll also probably answer any questions you might've had about the handset, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the footage after the break. Things get really wild at the end -- zombies everywhere -- so be sure to watch it all the way through.

Source engadget

Little speed machine? Asus N10J A1 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - 10

CNET's comprehensive Asus N10J A1 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - 10.2 coverage includes unbiased reviews, exclusive video footage and Laptop buying guides. Compare Asus N10J A1 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - 10.2 prices, user ratings, specs and more.

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6 Aralık 2008 Cumartesi

Apple: 300 million iPhone apps downloaded

Apple on Friday said 300 million iPhone apps have been downloaded from its App Store since it opened in July.

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Apple Blocking iTunes Competition for iPhone?

Rivals of Apple's iTunes store and technology rights groups are speaking out. They believe Apple may be unfairly blocking rival software makers from selling music on the iPhone and new iPod Touch. Currently, four out of every five songs purchased on the Internet come from the iTunes store.

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5 Aralık 2008 Cuma

Yahoo launches iPhone-friendly Flickr with video

Search engine giant Yahoo has formally launched an updated version of Flickr optimized for mobile phones and with special formatting friendly to the iPhone, including a newfound ability to watch streaming videos.

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10 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch now

The super apps, skins and handy tweaks you've been waiting for. Does jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch mean you're a subversive terrorist bent on brining down Western civilisation? I'd expect not, unless Osama bin Laden has just received a free upgrade.

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10 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch now

The super apps, skins and handy tweaks you've been waiting for. Does jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch mean you're a subversive terrorist bent on brining down Western civilisation? I'd expect not, unless Osama bin Laden has just received a free upgrade.

read more | digg story

Meizu M8 gets stripped of its shell, dignity

See that Meizu M8 there? See that multitool-equipped hand? Yeah, you know damn well what's going to happen next, and we think the translated text expresses it best: "Well, the last one of the screws removed, MEIZU M8 has been completely broken up in a heap before us." The M8's guts make for some predictably boring pictures (unless you're really into circuitry), but the interesting bit might come in the accompanying narrative where we learn that the phone seems pretty dang solid -- good build quality, good materials, and name-brand components. That being said, they found it wasn't quite up to the iPhone 3G's standards for sheer manufacturing prowess -- but hey, they wouldn't want to take any cues from Apple, would they?

Source engadget

ITRI's folding TFT-EPD display: ready for smartphones next year

While everyone wants their gadgets, particularly smartphones, to become smaller and smaller we paradoxically want the screens to get bigger and bigger. That's why so much R&D money is spent on wearable, folding, projecting, swiveling, and rollable displays: there's a gold mine to be had by the first to offer a solution with mass-market appeal. Here's Taiwan's great economic hope developed by its Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) with some help from industrial design house, PilotFish. The TFT-EPD (Thin Film Transistor Electrophoretic Display) panel combines a folding-top display with a bottom-sliding secondary (separated by a 1-cm flexible strip) to double the total panel size to 5-inches -- other screen sizes are also in the works. What looks like a break through the center of the combined display above is actually a software taskbar. While these are obvious mock-ups, prototype displays do exist with plans to take the technology -- which will included touchscreen capabilities -- into production sometime next year. Imagine this applied to an N97 followup and you might appreciate our enthusiasm.

Source engadget

4 Aralık 2008 Perşembe

Amazon's iPhone App Remembers So You Don't Have To

Amazon Mobile lets you browse and buy from your phone, You can use the iPhone's camera to snap a picture of anything you may want to buy, The photo is saved on your iPhone, and on Amazon's servers, Amazon will then attempt to match your picture up to a product. If it's successful, Amazon will fire you an email to let you know.

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The folks over at T-Mobile have done us all a big festive favour with this little offer.

Previously at £40 per month over 18 months they have decided to knock £10 of the price per month which is a more than welcomed move.

Flext 30 with Web n Walk Plus will get you a monthly credit worth up to 700 mins / 1400 texts or any combination in-between and comes with unlimited mobile data allowance (fair use policy in place).

Whilst we are STILL waiting on someone to send us a G1 I think this is a great deal and if I weren't tied up with O2 just now I might well consider a move.

Source tracyandmatt.co.uk

100+ iPhone Games That Use the Accelerometer

The iPhone’s built-in accelerometer has opened up a new world of mobile gaming, introducing fun, engaging, and interactive applications from virtual golf to racing games, mobile beer pong, and more. Here are over 100 free and paid apps that are lots of fun and worth checking out.

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2 Aralık 2008 Salı

HOW TO: Convert Your Blog Into a Podcast on iTunes for Free

Bloggers can now add text-to-speech capabilities to their site with new tools such as Odiogo, allowing readers to actually listen to blog posts on the website, and even on iTunes (as well as iPods and iPhones) as a podcast.

While this is a cool feature for readers, it could be a very valuable tool for the visually impaired. These tools also provide benefits to readers with learning disabilities like Dyslexia.

As a demonstration of how easy it is to setup this text-to-speech technology, we’ve actually gone ahead and helped Rachel from Why Not Rachel setup Odiogo for her blog. Why Rachel? Well, she’s legally blind and truly needed something like this so she and many of her subscribers could experience her posts in an audible manner. This means less strain and fatigue for the eyes and more accessibility as the posts can now be heard from mobile devices.
Easy 10-Step Setup Guide for Text-to-Speech Conversion

1. Join Odiogo.

2. Download the player button plugin that you will need depending on the blogging platform that you’re using. Odiogo will work with several popular blogging platforms such as: WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, BlogEngine.NET and Terapad. Note: In this example, we will use a WordPress blog.

3. Upload the directory odiogo_listen_button to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP.

4. Login to your WordPress admin account.

5. Click menu Plugins and Activate the Odiogo Listen Button plugin.

6. Click menu Setting > Odiogo Listen Button.

7. Enter your Odiogo Feed ID and click Save. (You’ll receive this feed ID in email after joining)

8. Click menu Presentation > Widgets (or Sidebar Widgets depending on your WP version).

9. Drag and drop Odiogo Subscribe Button from Available Widgets to Sidebar.

10. Click Save Changes.

Within minutes, your blog posts can be heard online and on iTunes or mobile devices such as iPods and iPhones. Here’s a post from WhyNotRachel with the Odiogo Listen button clearly visible within each and every post just under the post title.

Source mashable

1 Aralık 2008 Pazartesi

Linux for iPhone May Open the Door to Android iPhone

Here you have it. Linux running on the iPhone. Yes, it's only the first port, but it's the iPhone running the Linux OS, controlled with a USB keyboard running off the iPhone multi-purpose port thanks to the reverser engineering of Apple's hardware drivers by iPhone Dev Team member planetbeing. And while it is still limited and doen't have support for many things, this work opens the door to a much more interesting thing than just a character-based terminal: Google's Android running on the iPhone hardware.

Just imagine that. Google taking the smartphone war directly into Apple territory. Sure, most people would not care about this, but if Google does this—and most probably not even Google directly, but someone else using Android's codebase—it would really make things interesting. I, for one, would love to see this happening, even while I personally think that Android is half-baked and most people will ignore it. For now.

At this time, the Linux port has the framebuffer driver (for video), the serial driver, serial over USB driver, and drivers for the interrupts, the clock, and miscellaneous hardware components. They don't have most of the other things, like write support for the NAND memory, wireless networking, touchscreen drivers, sound, accelerometer, and, one big and, the baseband chip, which is what makes the iPhone communicate with the cellular networks.

But the fact is that it's getting there and, knowing this, I'm sure several Google employees are scrambling to get the codebase for this port, and maybe help in the effort.

iPhone Linux Demonstration Video from planetbeing on Vimeo.

source gizmodo

Meizu M8 gets demoed in multi-part video form

We've already seen it unboxed and, of course, endlessly shown off by Meizu's own J. Wong, but it looks like some independent demos of the now infamous Meizu M8 are finally starting to crop up online, with one of the first coming from Chinese retailer CNMO.com. While some of the details are lost in translation, there's still quite a bit to be gleaned from the ten videos available at the link below, not the least of which is the fact that the touchscreen seems to be somewhat of an exercise in patience, to put things kindly -- check out part 8 for the challenge that is pausing a track. The phone's camera also seems to be a bit sluggish, but not completely out of line with your run of the mil cellphone camera. Touchscreen aside, however, the phone's interface does appear to be fairly slick and, yes, oddly familiar. Head on past the break to get started with part one of the blow-out, and hit up the read link to check out the rest.

source engadget