Creative unveils credit card-sized portable media player

Posted by Mark Raby

Milpitas (CA) - Creative's latest media player will be its thinnest yet, with capacity available as large as 16 GB.

The Creative ZEN supports AAC, MP3, and WMA music formats, as well as compatible video files.  Most portable video formats are supported, including WMV9, MJPEG, MPEG4, DivX, and XviD.

The player is also compatible with various music subscription services, including Napster To Go.  The battery is good for five hours of video or 25 hours of music, says Creative.

The sleek device sports a 2.5-inch screen and has a built-in FM radio, voice recorder, and a PDA calendar application.

The ZEN is available in capacities of 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB.  The three models are priced at around $150, $200, and $300, respectively.