New Creative Zen could really challenge the Nano
Whereas the Archos 105 is a poor attempt at threatening the new iPod Nano, the new Creative Zen has a much better chance. It’s much better equipped than the Archos 105, and looks a lot better as well. Better still, it’s cheap, at only £100 for the entry-level model.
More details and pictures of the new Creative Zen after the jump.
Like the new Nano, the new Creative Zen will not only play tunes, it’ll also play video as well, and in a variety of formats. You can choose to watch your videos in MPEG4, WMV or DivX video, all on the Zen’s 2.5 inch 16.7 million colour screen.
You can listen to your tunes in MP3, AAC, WMA or WMA DRM format, or listen to the built-in FM radio instead, if you can’t find a tune you like.
Storage-wise, the Zen comes in 3 flavours: a 4GB version (£100), 8GB version (£140), or 16GB version (price undecided). You can watch videos for 5 hours or listen to music for 25 hours without recharging.
Creative Zen’s have always been tiny, and this new version is no exception, at just 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2cm. In fact, it’s all screen with just a few buttons, and looks simply glorious. At these prices, and with these features and looks, the new Creative Zen really has the potential to challenge the new Apple iPod Nano and win.