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Old 07-29-2009, 06:58 AM
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Creative uses deceptive photography and design to make products appear thinner. Nothing new.
Actual dimension are given on Creative's Zii site: 115 x 62 x 12 mm. That's a little longer than a Touch, about the same width, and just under 1/2 inch thick. Thicker than the Touch. Almost exactly the same as an iPhone though.

Touch: 110 x 61.8 x 8.5 mm.
iPhone: 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.4 mm
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:35 AM
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The video gives a description of the hardware, and there's no volume rocker (as no9 has mentioned), that's an sd slot.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:53 AM
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no volume rocker ...
and who had the bright idea to move my topic !?!?!
now there are 4 zii egg topics ...
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:05 AM
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Sure has a weird name. Eggs and Pods are very similiar- they're both containers aren't they?

Anyway, I think it looks nice but I won't be buying one, since I dislike touch screen interfaces and I don't need another player at the moment.

Anyone else thinking of buying?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:36 AM
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Coming soon the Archos xii Gourd....................





























or not...
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:02 PM
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"Egg" is simply a way to express that it's not yet hatched yet. Still time for development. The Zii (no egg) will be their retail product. The Egg has speaker and mic, and most likely is ready to handle a cell phone chip should any developer (phone company) wish to turn it into one.

"Pod" means essentially the same thing. It's clear to me Creative is aiming straight at both the iPod Touch and the iPhone. The Zii Egg has EVERY hardware feature we've been asking for in a PMP, and potentially every software feature too.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:46 PM
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Why are Creative devices always so thick? The ZV:M was a brick, why don't more companies reach iPod levels of thinness? Is it the cost of components that small or something?
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:49 PM
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Why are Creative devices always so thick? The ZV:M was a brick, why don't more companies reach iPod levels of thinness? Is it the cost of components that small or something?
My Zen Mozaic is about the same thickness as my Sansa Clip, if you remove the clip.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:01 PM
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I may sound like a noob here but it seems open for developpers to make apps and all but.. can it come preloaded with a working OS and the basic things like audio, video, games (basic ish...) so that I can just buy one and use it without sifting and paying for apps?
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:22 PM
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Is this a phone or a Damn MP3 player like i cant even tell.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:50 PM
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"Egg" is simply a way to express that it's not yet hatched yet. Still time for development. The Zii (no egg) will be their retail product. The Egg has speaker and mic, and most likely is ready to handle a cell phone chip should any developer (phone company) wish to turn it into one.

"Pod" means essentially the same thing. It's clear to me Creative is aiming straight at both the iPod Touch and the iPhone. The Zii Egg has EVERY hardware feature we've been asking for in a PMP, and potentially every software feature too.

So wil the consumer one still have a camera?
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:35 PM
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As far as I know, the consumer one should be just like the developer version. Why develop apps for a device that isn't like the prototype?

At less than 1/2" thick, the EGG is thinner than about half my collection of players.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:44 PM
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My Zen Mozaic is about the same thickness as my Sansa Clip, if you remove the clip.
Yeah to be honest I don't know all that much about the new Zen players, I've just used a Vision M and come on, 18mm thick!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:47 PM
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I may sound like a noob here but it seems open for developpers to make apps and all but.. can it come preloaded with a working OS and the basic things like audio, video, games (basic ish...) so that I can just buy one and use it without sifting and paying for apps?
Yes, itll have all the basics. The apps might give you more choices too, for audio, video, etc
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:53 PM
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we shall see, all the software in the world cant fix faulty hardware,
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:24 PM
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This is originally from a post on dapreview.net: http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...cid=11&id=2971

It's a preview of the Creative Zii Egg. Not much, but a little bit for us to digest in the interim.

Also, cnet asia has a video hands on: http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2009/07/3...ative-zii-egg/

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:33 PM
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Does a 1.3mp camera really count as HD?
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^^ yup
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:30 PM
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Here's a diagram explaining what everything is on the Zii (hardware) :



Thank you Danneh @epizenter.net
http://www.epizenter.net/e107_plugin...pic.php?215138
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:07 PM
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The drawing means it has no useful tactile buttons, just like the rest of the touch screen players nowadays (except the S9).

Who the hell wants a camera button when it has no play/pause, or even volume, or ffwd/rew? This is ultimate fail... in iPhone form factor.
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