Leaked documents from the company’s UK website has revealed that Creative’s new music device might just peel away the hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone.
The Zen X-Fi is still in progress but is aimed to be the answer to Apple’s innovative product. Along with a new aluminium-and-chrome look, the new ZEN will supposedly be Creative’s first wireless player and will have a unique nine-point directional pad. Users will have the option of using instant messaging services like Windows Live and Yahoo Messenger.
In regards to media sharing, the Zen X-Fi will have access to a host computer’s own content to play it another room. The portable player will also have X-Fi audio technology used from the company’s sound cards and will use it either to restore lost detail in MP3s or to create a concert-like audio effect. Aside from audio, the device will be able to play and manage photos and videos through a type of software called Creative Centrale. Details are still a bit unclear, but users will also have the ability to burn DVDs. According to Creative, an SD card slot will be included and the device will also feature a new built-in speaker.
A release date for the new player has not been set; prices will also vary as some models won’t have wireless abilities.