By Richard Menta 8/29/07
Creative won the race to ship the first 16GB flash unit a few weeks back. As we wait for Sept 5th for Apple to unveil it's next gen iPods, which we assume will match Creative on the GBs, Creative unveiled its latest 16GB player.
The new Creative Zen PMP is available 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities. The unit offers a 2.5" 16.7 million TFT color screen in standard 4:3 aspect ratio on a 2.16" x 3.26" faceplate. The player, meanwhile, is a slim 0.44" wide and weighs in at 2.3oz.
Creative 16GB Zen
The Zen offers a nice array of formats including DivX and Xvid to complement MJPEG (Tivo-to-go) and MV9 on the video side and MP3, and Microsoft's near abandoned PlaysForSure technology on the audio side. ACC is also there for those of you who bought DRM-free tracks from iTunes. An FM tuner, voice recording and SD slot round out the feature set. Prices run $149 for the 4GB, $199 for the 8GB, and $299 for the 16GB.
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