Android Phones

Creative Zii EGG gets the hands-on treatment

July 31, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Devices

Creative Zii EGG gets the hands-on treatment

Just the other day, Creative made a pretty big splash with the introduction of the Zii EGG portable media player, which personally, I was ready to run out and purchase. Now, courtesy of CNET Asia we have a few more details and a pretty good look at the device.

To begin with, CNET Asia did get to spend some hands-on time with the device, of which they offered a nice video (link below). But moving on, the Zii EGG appears to look similar to an iPod touch with its large touchscreen display and single button control, except for a few differences — this comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera and an SD card slot. Additionally, it has a microphone on the front near the bottom corner of the display, and a dock connector, 3.5mm headphone jack and miniUSB port on the bottom.

Overall, at least based on the video, it seems that this device has potential. However there is some bad news for Android fans. The bad news is that while Android will be supported it will not ship with Android. In other words, this is an OEM product, which means it will be up to someone to pick it up and then have Android installed.

Bottom line is that the Zii EGG seems to have real potential, now we just have to wait until someone realizes that and offers it to consumers.

[via CNET Asia]