Creative Zii EGG hands-on videos

Those who have odered Creative’s ZiiEGG have started to receive them this week so we are going to see lots of info popping-up in the coming weeks. Here are 2 videos of the device in action.The first one shows the Zii booting up (the Plaszma OS) then playing some music then some HD video, and in the second one a version of Opera Mobile is used to browse the web (slowly..):

Source: DAP Review

Creative announces the Zii EGG player and Zii Plaszma SDK for developers and OEMs


Creative announced today what seems to be one of the most feature packed and advanced PMP player to date. Here are the specs :

Plaszma Platform
Open Development Program
100% Market Ready and Designed for Manufacturability
Create Customized Applications & Devices
Supports both Plaszma OS and Android OS
World’s 1st Handheld StemCell Computer
Low Cost, Energy Efficient
High Definition 1080p Output
3.5” 320×480
(16 million colors) LCD
Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Gesture Touchscreen Display
Text-to-Speech Engine
SD slot

3D Hardware Graphics Acceleration for OpenGL ES
32GB Internal Memory
256MB Mobile DDR RAM
X-Fi Audio Processing
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
GPS Receiver
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
3-axis Accelerometer
Starting from US$199* for Zero GB version in bulk
Zii Optimized Android
Super-charged Android using StemCell Computing Technology
Enhanced 3D Graphics and Video Acceleration

Looks like the Synaptics ClearPad3000 (10 fingers multi-touch screen) that was announced last week is on board. And it’s nice to see Android being used in something other that a HTC phone or crappy Chinese replica phones although it’s not clear if the Plaszma OS sits on top of Android or if the Zii EGG got 2 OSes. This specs look mighty impressive (besides the low-res screen..), especially the 1080P video output and OpenGL ES support (1.X or 2.0 ?). But as always with Creative, you should take all this stuff with a big grain of salt until we see hands-on reviews. One more thing, this announcement is all about the developers and the SDK. Creative hasn’t announced public availability of the Zii EGG yet. Head over the Official site here for more info

Source : DAP review