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Gagga 09-18-2009 07:32 PM

Zii Egg consumer version
 
okay when i went to ziilabs i heard that the zii egg was in developer's version. so i am asking when will it be in consumer version ? how much will the bulk version cost in consumer version. where to find i apps for it ?

thanks
:)

Olley 09-18-2009 07:59 PM

You're just going to have to wait with the rest of us. Only Creative knows if they have plans to release it as a retail product, and they aren't telling yet. Indications at this point don't look favorable.

Gagga 09-18-2009 08:15 PM

is there a way that they can tell me when they release it . like a news letter

Soren34 09-18-2009 11:41 PM

I would imagine that you could sign up for such a feature on the Zii website.

sid adams 10-04-2009 09:20 AM

will the zii chip be put to more uses like shown on their website

Nephersir7 10-04-2009 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sid adams (Post 404071)
will the zii chip be put to more uses like shown on their website

yes

a_tumiwa 10-04-2009 11:35 PM

i hope they improve the sound quality, not just feature

Quello Serio 10-05-2009 04:08 AM

I'm not familiar with Creative's product cycles, but does anyone know if they have a reasonably predictable cycle that would indicate if there is still time for them to announce a consumer version before Christmas? 'cause if there's no Zii coming, I'm semi-reluctantly off to get an iPod Touch.

Olley 10-05-2009 07:58 AM

Frankly If you're desperate for a device with WiFi and Bluetooth and apps, the Touch is the way to go right now. Skip the 8gb model as it's got their old processor in it. That leave a 32gb model for $299 and a 64gb model for $399. Look around though as many online stores have them for a little less, especially the 32gb model.

Quello Serio 10-05-2009 09:57 AM

Except I'm not desperate! The recent Touch update wasn't great, so I'd be prepared to wait for a Zii. On paper the specs are obviously better, and I like the thought that there may be the option to switch to Android.

...I should also point out that (as I'm in Europe) I'd pay €279 (US$405) for the 32Gb Touch. Or pay US$399 for a 32Gb Zii Egg....tempting! (I know - not suitable for consumers, but thats half the fun!)

Olley 10-05-2009 10:06 AM

OK, then prepare to wait. Creative never promised a retail version. You might be waiting forever. Or spend $399 and join their developer's group to get the 32gb Zii Egg with only a fraction of it's potential enabled so far.

Nephersir7 10-06-2009 05:46 AM

At least wait for android to arrive on the Zii Egg.

FlexiPack 10-28-2009 09:23 AM

I think Creative would be missing out if they don't release a consumer version. On paper it has great potential and could really put Creative back on the map if they got it right.

RobertsAccount 02-18-2010 06:07 AM

I agree, this device would blow other products out of the water! But we'll have to wait and see ;)

jbob182 03-13-2010 09:21 AM

I sent Zii an email and this is what i got back


Thank you for showing your interest in Zii. Below are the details of your feedback.

Case No.: G000000160

Category: Zii EGG product information

Problem Description: Dear Zii, I am wondering if there will be any significant difference between the consumer and developer edition of the Zii egg. I am asking so i Know if i should wait for the consumer or just buy the developer edition

Comment/Suggested Solution: Currently we are only offering developer kit intended for developers and it is not for end-consumer use. To learn more about Zii EGG and its exciting media-rich capabilities, please visit the following websites: http://www.zii.com and http://www.ziilabs.com


Please note: This e-mail was sent from an address that cannot accept incoming e-mail.


Sincerely,

Zii Contact Center

anabolina 03-22-2010 11:04 AM

Thanks for posting their response. I suppose I don't mind waiting for someone to put it out. My D2 is fine, I just want a new toy after using it for 2 years.

Slaghead 03-25-2010 12:30 PM

So, is the Egg dead? I regrettably lost mine when I took it with my on a trip overseas so I was waiting on a commercial version. But they seem to be lagging well behind their roadmap at this point and they haven't updated it.
They did show off those speakers with the Zii dock though so...

TickledBrain 03-28-2010 10:58 PM

Hmmm, this sucks. The Zii EGG was definitely a device I'd be willing to get behind because it has all the favorable media support, updatable OS, likelyhood of more programs/games coming out for it...Like an open OS iTouch. Hate to see such a good device go down the drain. Come on ABI! Put some more up on the front page about this so it gets more support or something!

Friday13th 06-24-2010 02:53 PM

C'mon now there has to be some sort of plan for this thing to come out for consumers does anyone have any idea if it will even be available in 2010?

belas2 07-05-2010 10:02 PM

Yeah I'm waiting until 2011 and if they don't release it by then well I guess I'm done with the Zii, mostly because I'm tired of them not talking at all about it and if i hear the phrase "media-rich applications and processing" I'll probably scream...


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