As smartphones become more popular, and manufacturers continue to bring in the earnings, it seems that the logical next step is tablets. It has been rumored for quite some time that the CEO of Meizu, Jack Wong, has wanted to release a tablet with the Meizu brand name for quite some time, but obviously that hasn’t happened yet. In fact, up until recently, it’s been nothing but a rumor. However, that has changed with Wong confirming the existence of the tablet, but also confirming some very bad news regarding its release.
The tablet, which is apparently known as the Meizu mPad at the moment, does indeed exist. It features 1GB of RAM, a 10-inch display, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor under the hood. And while it hasn’t been spoken about, we believe that the chance of the device running a version of Android is pretty high, considering the mobile OS is the chosen platform for Meizu’s smartphones. But, while the tablet sounds good on paper, it apparently costs too much for Meizu to produce.
As Wong admitted, they cannot product the tablet at a price that is competitive with the likes of the iPad 2. Knowing that even before launch is obviously causing Meizu and its CEO to hold off on a launch, but Wong has said that they are still working on it. A release date isn’t being tossed around, but 2012 is right around the corner so anything is possible.