Creative: the company launches the 10-inch ZiiO tablet
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The Singapore-based electronics manufacturer, Creative, have introduced its new entertainment device – the ZiiO 10”. This tablet supposedly comes with a TFT Resistive Touch display, a ZiiLABS processor, Bluetooth, a wireless network adapter and a web camera. The operating system that powers the device is Android 2.1.
According to the Creative web site, this portable computer comes with a ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor. In addition, the ZiiO 10” is reportedly equipped with a TFT Resistive Touch screen which is 10 inches in diagonal and has a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
As for capacity, the tablet apparently houses either 8GB or 16GB of storage space. However, this can be increased to up to 32GB thanks to the integrated SD (ZiiO 10”) slot.
Consumers can reportedly connect to the Internet and other devices with the help of the 802.11 b/g wireless network adapter and a Bluetooth 2.1 EDR module built-in the tablet. The portable computer is also equipped with a mini USB port, an HDMI interface (for watching high definition videos on a TV), stereo speakers, an integrated microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a web camera so video conferencing is possible.
Other specs, availability and pricing
The ZiiO 10” is quite light and easy to carry around as it weighs 650g (1.43lbs). Moreover, the device features X-Fi Audio Enhancements which supposedly make the sound much clearer and more realistic when watching videos or playing games.
The new Creative ZiiO 10” tablet is not available for purchase yet. However, the price has been announced. The 8GB and 16GB ZiiO 10” cost about £250 ($400) and £270 ($431) respectively.