Creative Zii Touchscreen PMP Spotted

No surprises for guessing what powers it...

The Creative Zii processor has had more hype than it can possibly live up to. Since its CES unveiling in January it has also been deathly silent. Until now…

In what looks to be the company’s first moves in the PMP market for some time an FFC patent filing has revealed the Creative ‘Zii’. Details are understandably scant and all we see are these two rear view sketches, the later showing an ‘Egg’ Developer Edition (‘hatch’ analogies anyone?). What we can gather however is rather intriguing.

Most notable is the clearly labelled ‘HD camera’ something which suggests not only a minimum of 720p recording on the device plus inevitably stills but that web rumours the iPod touch is getting its own camera are likely on the mark. Furthermore, the Zii will be touchscreen and come with WiFi. As for the OS it seems Android will be the prime choice since the processor has already been impressively demoed on the open source platform.

So that’s about all we have to go on. Creative bragged with the launch of the Zii processor “Everything you know is about to change…” – bring it on guys!

Zii FCC Filing

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