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I agree with your comments about buying from moer established companies but i highy doubt the hudge companies like apple see this as a threat... do remember the clones are only clones of ipod nanos and videos , not sucessors of them , They are meant for the lower market and will never come near to overtaking the hudge market players.
That said the meizu players are extremly good , and one level down the teclast for the low low budget people... Once teclast fix the nasty firmwares they use that are betetr than rockchip and actionchip , but still they have the tacky throw together feel unlike the M6 ect... The future will be all neat 3d effects, animated backgrounds , coverflow (If its not patented by apple) but genral cool 3d animation like we are starting to see on the new ipod original and ipod toutch and genrally the whole new range of ipods....
Once these devices are implements with much highyer power processors , I wouldnt be supprised if we are getting into the 1GHZ range , currently we get a 700 mhz on the Ipod touch + The soon to be M6SE 3D animation ect will be very capable...
Seems that Apple is seeing better organized Chinese companies as a threat... if not, why they reduce so drastically their prices in iPhone?
gosh!!... US$ 200.- at once!!!
Concerning the so called "clones"... I agree that iPod was the original idea but it has been overpassed really fast..
Just an example... I like very much the tactile click wheel of iPod controls... they are precise and of good response compared with buttons of Chinese MPx.
Meizu have developed a nice tactile strip for M3 and M6, which work very good.
Teclast is using thermal buttons which is a different approach... maybe not so precise but it's a start,
in their latest models it has been added a device that go back and forth with the twist of a wrist, this is very good for songs and photos.
This was too invented by Apple?
One more... Apple have delivered a new Nano which allow the users to see videos!!!! GREAT!!! AWESOME!!...
In our "chiPods" we have been seeing videos long time ago. Apple screen is 2" in a resolution of 320x240... a bit primitive for the latest models of the chiPods.
There is only a small problem... videos have to be H.264 encoded (Quicktime whateva), sort of AMV of our beloved chiPods. I suppose that conversion will be managed by iTunes thingy.
Well. .. isn't this a copy of the poor and cheap chiPods?... or it's a good Samaritan reaction of Apple?
I'm waiting for the day that Apple put a FM tuner in their Nano... soon!