Originally Posted by eyce9000
In many ways Creative finally has something that is completely better than Apple's offering. As a portable computing device (and possibly phone) the zii egg is better than the current and probably next ipod touch. Just the thought of being able to develop non-gimped applications without apple's gatekeeper style, while at the same time getting a form factor very similar to the ipod with twice as many hardware features is rather exciting.
This is what the 3GS should have been.
Its a shame that it may not get anywhere, because it is impossible to beat Apple in that sector. For once I am rooting for Creative and not Apple.
Yes, this is the thing the 3Gs should have been, and the iPod touch too.
This thing looks VERY impressive. GPS, 1080 output, an actual SDHC slot, cameras, microphone, along with stuff the iPod touch has built in, including a non crippled Bluetooth... I'd say this thing (given a competitive price point) seriously competes, if not blows away Apple's offerings. I am so very glad to see this, along with the idea of keeping the platform open. I may dump my iPod Touch for this in a heart beat!
Also, did anyone notice the SO-DIMM system they are offering? Looks like something that they want to possibly include in a netbook, or maybe let other manufacturers use the same product on their own devices? That's a new one on me. A "hey, come on in and play" in a very open way. Just interesting as I've not seen this before.
Anyhow, I like that there is competition. Now if Apple can only keep up?