physguy, you're looking at the wrong unit, the new zens are the same price as the nano with bigger screens.http://us.creative.com/products/prod...Specifications
Originally Posted by thebg
Now, I don't expect things to turn out any differently from what the analyst says but that's mostly due to Apple's Marketing prowess. To me at least, the Nano is pretty disappointing. The newly introduced Creative Zen has it beat in just about every category. That being said I doubt that Creative will market this thing correctly and thus will get trounced by the Nano.
The creative has a bigger screen, that's nice and seems to be the main advantage. They don't list video output to a screen, does it do it?
It's bigger, thicker, heavier than the nano. Same price for same capacites, but goes up to 16G (although that's the same price as an ipod touch, and they definitely lose that comparison bigtime). The zen seems nice, but not enough advantage that I'd buy it over a nano. Regardless of how they market it, it will probably get trounced, there are probably just too many people hooked into the ipod/itunes integration and file formats.
I think the nano is really getting overlooked in the flurry of announcements. It's a killer unit at a great price, and with the holidays they'll probably be selling them as fast as they can make them. This is probably the strongest lineup apple has ever had going into christmas, and I'm sure sales will reflect that.