• And now Creative is jumping into e-book readers and tablets and funcookers and such

    We’re withholding judgment on the Zii platform until somebody really gets a chance to use it in a final form (you can see video of it running Android here), but little did we know that Creative has more planned for the vaguely-defined media platform than PMPs. They’ve just announced that we can expect a sort of media player/e-book reader with the Zii branding sometime…… Read More

  • Creative's Zii devices to be semi-Opera-powered?

    Creative’s uber-device, the Zii, is looking to be a firecracker. With dual cameras, lots of space inside, and Android compatibility as well as Creative’s Plaszma OS, it looks like it may out-Touch the Touch. Not only this, but it’s been revealed that the Zii also will be the first to run a specialized version of Opera. I trust Opera to go all in with a mobile browser like this… Read More

  • Videos: More info on the Creative Zii Android project

    Creative made a small splash the other day when the Zii project broke cover. It very well could be the first, real iPod touch competitor thanks to Android and impressive hardware. Here’s two more videos showing off the Zii. The one above is an impressive game demo that demos the accelerometer and the one after the break gets into the nitty-gritty about the hardware. Read More

  • Zii Plaszma: A case study in WTF

    Creative makes MP3 players. They do a good job. I like Creative. Good people over there. A good company. But I got this email today describing Creative’s plans with the new Zii handheld and I was immediately struck by a question: What the hell is this Plaszma Zii StemCell garbage? Read More

  • Creative's 'Zii' project runs Android, looks like an iPod touch

    Ah, there we go — a little more info about Creative’s mysterious “Zii” project. It now appears to be an iPod touch-like device, called the Zii EGG, running Android. Interesting… I’m listening. Read More

  • Creative bringing out Zii player with HD camera

    Some FCC documents have been filed by Creative which clearly outline (so to speak) a media player with a nice, big touch screen and an “HD” camera, which bespeaks 720p or better. The “Egg” version apparently is for developers, although I’d like to have “developer edition on mine anyway. Beyond that everything is pretty much speculation, so we’ll just… Read More

  • Mysterious screenshots of a Zii device interface

    “Fire the Zii device!”
    “But my lord! We still have men on the ground!”
    “Silence, fool! Move the X-Fi gunships out of the area and prepare the Audigy for a ground assault. And fire the thing.”
    “We don’t even know what its effect is, my lord!”
    “Lieutenant, everything you know is about to change.” Read More

  • Creative launches mysterious ‘Zii Stemcell Computing’ initiative

    I’m not sure what to make of this, but if you go to Creative.com – say, looking for an MP3 player – you’ll find a teaser link to Zii.com that says “Everything you know is about to changeā€¦” Read More