Half a year has gone by since the last time we heard anything about the Zii. And today, we are definitely egg-cited about a FCC filing by Creative which gives us a glimpse of the first Zii product.
As you can see from above, the Zii will come in two versions. The Zii (for the average consumer like us) and the Zii EGG (for developers). What we know so far is that the Zii is a touchscreen MP4 player with Wi-Fi and bluetooth support. It also has a HD camera and a SD Slot. The outline looks very much like a iPod touch, but seriously, how different can a touchscreen player look? Since the Zii EGG is a "developer edition", we are expecting Creative to allow people to write apps for the Zii with the help of an SDK. And if indeed the Zii runs on Android, I think its finally time to buy Creative shares.
We are definitely very excited to hear of the first Zii product! It is afterall the first Creative player with touchscreen and bluetooth. And the ability to write apps for it brings it to the same level as the iPod Touch. Although it might makes more sense to write app for the iPod/iPhone, the overly-saturated iTunes App store might make writing apps for the Zii a more attractive proposition. Since the cat has already been let out of the bag, we do hope that Creative will announce something really, really soon.
In the meantime, may the Zii be with you! ;P
Creative Zii FCC Filing
Thanks to brahmasoccer09 and all those that tipped us!