Creative Labs announce the launch of the ZiiO entertainment internet tablets in a 7-inch and 10-inch model, based on the Android operating system, with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Creative ZiiO tablets are touchscreen based entertainment devices that allow you to watch movies, play games and enjoy music, powered on the Android operating system, enabling you to send emails and browse the web.
Creative ZiiO Key Features
- 7-inch ZiiO features 16.8 million colour display, while the 10-inch model has a 262K color display.
- Connectivity options include Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X and A2DP) and are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g capable for internet connectivity.
- Creative highlights the X-Fi Audio Enhancements (X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi Expand) for superior sound quality, with audio support for MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, ADPCM, MIDI, WAV, Audible Format 4
- Video Support includes: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MJPEG, MOV, AVI, MKV
- Creatize ZiiO supports JPG, BMP, and PNG images, and there is a HD Video-Out port enabling you to connect the device to a large HD TV for example, for high definition playback on the big screen.
- Other built in features include a front facing VGA camera, built-in microphone and built-in stereo speaker.
- ZiiO is bundled with an Accelerometer, a motion sensor that can auto-rotate the display as you turn the device on its side into landscape format (or back to portrait).
- Creatize ZiiO battery life includes playtime of up to 25 hrs (MP3 music), and up to 5 hrs (for video playback)
- Expandable memory options, with a microSD slot on the 7-inch ZiiO and a SD card slot on the 10-inch ZiiO model allowing up to a total of 32GB memory.
Creative ZiiO Options & Pricing
The Creative ZiiO 7-inch tablet comes in white with a 480 x 800 resolution, while the 10-inch ZiiO model is black and features a 1024 x 600 resolution display – with both models available in 8GB and 16GB capacities.
- Creative ZiiO 7 inch 8GB – £199.99
- Creative ZiiO 7 inch 8GB – £219.99
- Creative ZiiO 10 inch 8GB - £249.99
- Creative ZiiO 10 inch 16GB – £269.99
Perhaps what is most notable about the launch of the Creative ZiiO is that the entertainment tablet is competitively priced at nearly half the price of the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab internet tablet pc devices.