Creative Setting Its Sights on Internet Tablet, e-Book Reader Market with Zii MediaBook


zii mediabook intro video

What do we have here? epiZENter.net is reporting that Creative surprised attendees of their annual general meeting with the announcement of the Zii MediaBook. While currently under heavy development, Creative demo’d a working prototype that featured a large color touchscreen, text-to-speech functionality, Wi-Fi, and a SD memory card slot. The device is capable of surfing the Net, playing video, and displaying photos and text. Creative revealed that they are in talks with 10 international and local publishers to provide premium media content like e-books, newspapers, magazines, and educational materials (look out Crunchpad and rumored Apple Tablet). Unfortunately, no hard specification details were made available or even the OS that will run it — but most likely it will be a variant of the company’s own Zii Plaszma (or perhaps Android). Attached below is a very brief intro video to whet your appetite. [via / via]

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