Creative has announced that it will be launching three new Zen Micro models. The models, which will come in a 1Gb, 4Gb and 6Gb versions follow strong demand for its 5Gb player.

"Since we first shipped the Zen Micro 5GB model in November, we have experienced tremendous demand and sold out in many locations," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative. "To meet this overwhelming demand we plan to increase our production capacity significantly this quarter. At the same time, we have introduced a variety of prices and capacities for the Zen Micro: a 1GB flash memory-based model for only $199 and a 4GB model for only $229, which has twice the song capacity of the iPod mini and far more features for a lower price. We even introduced a Zen Micro with 6GB capacity that can hold more than 3,000 songs."

The 1GB model of the Creative Zen Micro will be available in the first quarter of 2005 for US$199.99. The 4GB model, available later this month, is priced at US$229.99. The 6GB model will be available later this month for US$299.99. No pricing or availability details have been given yet for the UK.