I'm so excited to be the first to bring everyone this news. The name of Creative's newest player will be..*drumroll*..Simply the Creative ZEN. Many of you have been wondering if Creative's new player will be a replacement to the Vision:M, or a successor to either the Zen V Plus, or Zen Vision W. I'd have to say the ZEN is a little bit of each. It has the ZVM's 2.5" screen , flash memory like the ZVP, and similar controls to the ZVW. Here's the full details of the ZEN:
I don't know about you, but the ZEN looks gorgeous. It's quite thin,and looks very much like the Meizu M6, which is exactly what I've been looking for from Creative in a flash player. The interface looks to be revamped from previous players. The screen is also vastly improved over its predecessors, having 16.7 million colors, compared the Vision:M's 262,144. Along with the Cowon D2, that is the highest amount of colors I've seen for a 2.5" display. Another great addition to the ZEN is the support for AAC files, such as those from the iTunes Plus store. Finally, battery life is very impressive at 25 hours and 5 hours for video.
The ZEN will officially debut at IFA starting August 31st, and should be released sometime in September. You can pre-order them right now from Amazon (see link below) A little tidbit about the naming of this player. As much as Creative would like to forget it, they already released a player called the Zen in the past. I'm not sure why they released a new player with that same name, but I'm too busy drooling to worry about that. Once again, we've been the first to show you a new Creative player, and that's why we're the best Creative Fansite around.
More pictures after the jump!