Entertainment electronics leader, Creative, still remembered for the ‘Soundblaster’ PC card, has entered the Tablet PC arena: It has unveiled the Creative ZiiO tablet in India, touted as the world’s first apt-X* enabled touch screen tablet — which runs on Android 2.2 and delivers superior audio performance. It also features Bluetooth pairing with Creative’s extensive range of speakers and headphones.
Two versions, the 7 inch ((480 x 800) and 10” (1024 x 600) have been launched. Both are aggressively priced, when compared to prevalent tablet prices from Apple, Samsung etc.
Key specifications: Android 2.2 Operating System; 8 GB storage; Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X* and A2DP);Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g capable; X-Fi Audio Enhancements (X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi Expand); Audio Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, ADPCM, MIDI, WAV, Audible Format 4; Video Supported: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MJPEG, MOV, AVI, MKV; HD Video-Out (HDMI-Out); Photo Supported: JPG, BMP, PNG; Front facing camera; Built-in Mic, Speaker (stereo),Accelerometer. Playtime: Up to 25 hrs (MP3), up to 5 hrs (video); microSD (7”) / SD (10”) card slot (up to 32GB);
Dimensions: 207.4 x 133 x 13.7 mm (7” version) ; 262 x 173 x 13.7 mm (10” version);
Weight: 400g (7” version);650g (10” version)
* The digital audio data reduction technology now known as apt-X is a family of proprietary audio codec compression algorithms which retain the full integrity of original digital audio and are optimised for instant real-time audio streaming
Creative ZiiO 8GB tablets will be available in India at retail prices of Rs 17,999 (7” tablet) and Rs 21,999 (10” tablet) http://in.creative.com/
April 14 2011