Creative has introduced two new tablets running Google Android 2.1.Both feature the ZiiLabs ZMS-08 HD application processor and Creative X-Fi sound. The company is positioning the tablets as entertainment devices with support for audio, video, and games, as well as web browsing. The tablets include 802.11b/g WiF and Bluetooth, have microSD cards for expansion, and HDMI ports for outputting video to a monitor or HDTV.
The Creative ZiiO 7 is a 7 inch model with an 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display, a front-facing VGA camera, and 8GB or 16GB of storage.
The Creative ZiiO 10 has a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel resistive toucshcreen display, front-facing VGA camera, and 8G or 16GB of storage.
It looks like the only real difference between the ZiiO 7 and ZiiO 10 are is that one has a smaller, lower resolution screen than the other. Both support a wide range of media codecs including MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MIDI, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MOV, AVI, and MKV.
I don’t see any information about Google Android Market access, but if I had to guess, I’d say that these tablets will ship without the Market app preloaded.
The ZiiO 7 will run £199.99 and up when it goes on sale in the UK soon. That’s about $320 US. The ZiiO 10 will start at £249.99, or about $399 US.
Update: Electric Pig has confirmed that the tablets will ship without access to the Android Market.