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Creative Unveils its Newest ZEN Player

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    Creative unveiled today details for its latest player, the Creative ZEN. Here are some of the main ZEN features:
    • Capacity: 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB
    • 2.5" display with 16.7 million colors (320 x 240)
    • SD Expansion Slot (possible support for SDHC)
    • Audio: MP3, WMA (and WMA-DRM), AAC (supports iTunes Plus tracks) and Audible
    • Video: WMV, Divx, Xvid, MJPEG, and TIVO to Go
    • FM tuner and Voice Recorder
    • Battery Life: 25 hours of Audio, 5 hours for Video
    • Dimensions: 55 x 83 x 11.3mm (65g)
    • Pricing: $149, $199, $299 respectively
    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.com. Special thanks to our reader DanielF50 for this news story.

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    damn! 25 hours of audio life!!!!

    i wonder if it can change the screen like the zune can like horizontal or vertical.... i cant think of what im trying to say
     
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    I never liked the zen players....but this may change my mind.
     
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    ya ive got a zen microphoto, i got it around the time that the original nano had came out. and i liked it more because it had a bigger hard drive and more features. its been real good to me, ive had it almost 2 years now and the only thing i havent liked about it was the battery life has dropped off but thats obviously understandable.

    this is pretty nice though
     
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    OMG!!!! its like a PSP with a BIGGER harddrive but minus the ability to play games! AMAZING!!!!!!!
     
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    It's beautiful...Meh... Don't worry...stock will come in singapore first :D
     
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    ZOMG..that is one sexy player. Nice support, SD slot (ooer, maybe even SDHC) great price and great capacity. Im sold.
     
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    It's also a complete rip-off. But nice, very nice!
     
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    Very nice, but flash is a step backwards from HDD players. My 30gb ipod video is full and I'm not upgrading until I get at least 60gb of space, whether it be flash or magnetic.
     
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    same here
     
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    Big deal, my old portable CD player could run 40 hours of music on a single charge ;).
     
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    The resolution on this sucks considering the screens size my Samsung YP-T9 has the same resolution at 1.8 " so this screen is gonna look worse since the screens the same size as regular ipod video player. Creative i really thought you had a good player there for a second i really did seriosly though dont waste your time with this mp3 player go with the sAMSUNG yp-t9S THEIR MUCH better and have a just as good if not longer battery life. The only thing this has that the Samsung dont have is the Microsd slot which i can easily do without though it is a nice extra to have
     
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    Umm bud, the PSP is not only thicker but its also longer in length and width. Fact is its bigger over all. You might just think that because of the resized picture and the fact its black.
     
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    To the contrary, I have always liked ZEN players.
    I do not think this one is actually the best what they could come up with.
    Look up this comparison:
    http://www.creative.com/products/comparechart/comparechart.asp
    They have a model with USB host already - why was this not implemented here?

    But I am impressed by the design and weight of this player. In fact I do not believe you can squeeze 16 gig in 65 gram (and that is with casing, LCD, FM tuner)
     
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    they look pretty cool, and i like the fact it plays more formats than the ipod nano, the 16gb one probably costs too much though, but if the 8gb one is reasonably priced i may well pick one off
     
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    LoL, a Zune Ripoff. Enough with the 320x240 screens.... and enough with the non-widescreen screens..... For fucks sake, this is the future! According to the Movie, Back to the Future, we're supposed to have flying cars by 2015!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's a lot smaller than Zunes, even the Ipod. It's only 55 x 83 x 11.3 mm

    30gb ipod video is 60.96 x 104.14 x 10.922 mm. Zune is 60.96 x 111.76 x 14.732 mm
     
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    shit that looks nice.... I hate ipods with their shitty software and their shitty quicktime and their shitty copyright protection....

    I like that one but..
     
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    299$ for a 16GB, kiss my arse sea bass. I'll keep my 60 GB iPod for now!
     
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    8gb ipod nano is $250. You get much larger screen and video capabilities here. Good deal for a flash player.
     
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    I would never buy a nano; that isn't a good comparison.
     
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    I would not go for 16gb version at the current pricing. But I am tempted to get 8GB version and later, once the SD cards prices drop, I could get a 32 GB SD/SDHC card.
    Flash is much safer then hard drive you appreciate this once you suffer a hard drive failure.
     

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