Creative Launches Android Powered Zii EGG PMP
We first saw Creative’s Zii PMP when it hit the FCC. Now the company has made the EGG, it’s developer edition available for $400. Packed inside is a 3.5-inch 320×480 capacitive 10-point multi-gesture touchscreen, WiFi, full sized SD card slot, GPS, 3x accelerometer, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 32GB of flash memory, Creative’s ZMS-05 chip, an HD camera, a front facing low rez camera and support for OpenGL ES, h.264 video playback and 1080p video output. The demo video shows off an Android OS but Creative is also touting some sort of Plaszma OS which is either complimentary to Google’s or just a stand alone system all together.
In what I believe to be a surprise move, Creative seems to have no plans to sell the device under their brand and is looking for OEMs to license and sell the device. By now you’ve probably noticed its iPhone like form factor, so maybe T-Mobile or Sprint will pick it up and shove a cellular chip inside the touchscreen handheld and turn their noses at Apple.