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DAPreview scoop: Creative Zen Vision - it's the "PMC plus", and compact at thatcomment: 5 | Wednesday, June 08 (2005) 07:48PM | Posted by Robert Sinke
Ehm, this is new to us. Creative seems to be busy keeping itself busy (huh?), these days. After the Neeon and the 20GB Zen, there's this portable media player called "Zen Vision". Looking for Australian price levels on the Zen Neeon (yeah, we get the strangest requests through e-mail every now and then), we stumbled upon this particular device while browsing some Ozzie shop called "mp3direct".
The current Creative PMP, the PMC-120, never really caught on with a large public. It's priced pretty steeply, doesn't really do all that much and it's not any pocket-friendlier than the bulk of its competitors. Creative wanted some revenge, we guess.
So what is known about this "Zen Vision" then? Named website lists a bunch of (preliminary) specs and features, so let's just sum those up.
Seems it still doesn't support video-recording, sadly enough. However, it's way more compact than the PMC-120 ever was (144 x 80.7 x 27 mm), as well as pretty lightweight (PMC weighed 340g, so the Vision weighs about one iPod Mini less). In fact, this makes it one of the more compact video players around, and that while offering a 3.7-inch screen and all. Weird thing: it's also some 40 bucks (well, 50 Australian bucks) cheaper than its predecessor, while offering 10GB additional storage capacity. We're talking about a price just below 700 Australian Dollars (435 Euro while we're at it).
Looks like that this device will come available at the end of June. We'll keep you posted if more information pops up.
LINK (info seems to have been taken offline now)
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