Rather than making a new post I just want to update you with more details from this upcoming Creative player. Our little detectives at this site started searching all over the net once they heard about this player. As it turns out some websites actually have the player listed and we now know the name of the player and a few more details:Name
: Zen StoneColors
: Black, White, Red, Lime, Pink, and Dark BluePrice
: Around $50 for the 1GBRelease Date
: Around May 15th
Although there aren't any pictures yet, we can assume from the name that it'll be oval/round in shape. That curvy shape doesn't surprise me, considering Creative's iPod Nano competitor was the cute and curvaceous Zen V Plus. I did a little more searching myself and along with the new players, there's going to be a few accessories to go along with it. They include an armband, silicone skin, and a key chain attachment.
We'll definitely update you when we find out more about this player . We're the best Creative fansite around, and we've just proved it once again by bringing you this info first. If you haven't signed up yet there's no better time to become part of this great Zen community.
It's been a long time since we've had a new player from Creative. We've seen some speakers, and some new iPod-only products (booo!
). Well rumor has it that a new Zen player will be released sometime in May. I have a few (vague) details that I can share with you:
- Very small form-factor
- Simple design and user interface
- Great value; starting at less than $50US
- Comes in 5 colors
As I hinted above, these details are pretty vague, but take what you will from it. Creative seems to have it's aim on competing with Apple's lowest tier of players with this upcoming player. Of course, that's not what many of us here are looking for, but there's still a market for simple players.
As many here know, Creative has been recording losses financially. By making such players, they hope to spend less on manufacturing, and thus increase their margin of profit. I was also briefed on another player in the works, but I can't divulge anything on that one yet as it's still in its early stages. I'm just glad they're still hard at work making players, and not just accessories.
More details to come in the upcoming weeks...
| Tuesday, April 24 (2007) 12:03AM | Posted by: ssjmichael