Now listed on the Creative UK site is the Creative Ziio 7″ Android tablet, which claims to be, “the next evolution in wireless digital entertainment and mobile computing.”
Running Google Android 2.1, the tablet comes with a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and a ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD ‘Media-Rich Applications’ CPU.
Creative is hoping that its focus on high quality audio will make it stand out from the ever growing pack of Android-powered tablets:
Unlike conventional tablets that offer mediocre sound, the ZiiO 7″ does not compromise on audio quality.
A touch of an onscreen button instantly launches the Pure Android Audio application to offer audio-enhancing options including X-Fi, apt-X and Bluetooth connectivity.
With this unique application, you’ll enjoy the highest quality wireless audio streamed from an Android tablet to compatible Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
What’s more, the ZiiO 7″ synchronizes the whole Pure Wireless entertainment ecosystem, delivering Pure Android Audio to not just your music, but movies, games and Internet content too.
Wide format support
The Zii Labs comes with support for a wide range of audio and video formats, including MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, WAV, Audible Format audio formats and H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MOV, AVI, MKV video formats.
Yours for £199.99
The ZiiO 7″ is priced at £199,99 for the 8GB model, whole just twenty quid more gets you the bigger 16GB top of the range model.
Enhance sound with Pure Android Audio
A one-touch onscreen icon which houses X-Fi and a Bluetooth device manager for easy management of paired audio devices. It utilizes the ZiiO’s apt-X codec and lossless audio format support to deliver the most seamless, high-quality wireless audio experience.
Pure Wireless entertainment ecosystem
The ZiiO 7″ synchronizes easily with other audio products such as Creative’s wireless speakers like ZiiSound D5 and the wireless Creative WP-300 headphones to form the Pure Wireless entertainment ecosystem. Serving as a hub for your entertainment, you can store, manage and stream audio content effortlessly.
X-Fi Crystalizer for crystal-clear music
X-Fi Crystalizer intelligently restores lost detail and enhances your digital audio content to amazingly high levels of clarity.
X-Fi Expand amplifies sound in movies and games
X-Fi Expand intelligently expands your movie and game soundtracks into an immersive audio experience with breathtakingly realistic depth of field. Pinpoint enemies faster from the sound of his footsteps, and even with earphones on, you’ll feel as if the sound is coming from quality speakers.
High-performance apt-X audio codec
High-performance apt-X audio codec with low latency ensures superior Bluetooth wireless stereo.
No cords, no hassle, just pristine Bluetooth music
Stream high-fidelity stereo audio wirelessly from the ZiiO 7″ via Bluetooth and apt-X technology. Works with stereo Bluetooth-compatible speakers including the Creative ZiiSound D5 and ZiiSound T6, and the wireless Creative WP-300 headphones.
HD viewing enjoyment, upsized on your TV
Enjoy your movies in outstanding HD quality and immense viewing comfort – simply by hooking up the ZiiO 7″ to a large-screen HDTV with an HD cable1.
Surf the Internet with Wireless LAN support
Thanks to built-in IEEE 802.11 b/g support, all the wireless hotspots2 in town are yours. Surf the Internet and check your emails anywhere you go.
More content, endless enjoyment
Enjoy the flexibility of accessing more music and movies directly from your microSD card. The more microSD cards you have, the merrier your entertainment will be!
Capacity: 8GB / 16GB (16GB is available exclusively on Creative.com)
Screen Size: 7″ (diagonal)
Display: 16.8mill color TFT, Resistive Touch
Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Dimension: 207.4 x 133 x 13.7mm
Processor: ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor
Operating System: Android 2.1
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X & A2DP)
Wireless Network: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HD Video-out: Yes (up to 720p)
Camera: Front camera (VGA)
Built-in Microphone: Yes (Mono)
Built-in Speaker: Yes (Stereo)
Memory Expansion: microSD, up to 32GB
Audio Enhancement: X-Fi Audio Enhancements (Crystalizer, Expand)
Audio Support: MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, WAV, Audible Format
Video Support: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MOV, AVI, MKV
Photo Support: JPG, BMP, PNG
Connectors: mini USB, 3.5mm Stereo jack