Due to be announced tomorrow in the UK, looky-here what's showed up on US Amazon. Why it's a new super-small PMP from Creative and it looks like a good 'un.
The "Zen" sports a 2.5-inch TFT color display with 320 x 240-pixel resolution and support for up to 16.7 million colours.
The tiny device weighs just 2.1 ounces and measures 3.26 x 2.16 x 0.44 inches but still manages to offer 25 hours of continuous audio playback and up to 5 hours of continuous video playback.
The Zen's SD slot will let you expand your portable media library with music, photos and videos stored on your SD card. There's also a built-in microphone for capturing notes on the go.
The device supports iTunes Plus tracks from the iTunes store as well as MP3 and WMA tracks. Subscription and pay-per-download music services are supported, as well. The Zen also offers an FM tuner with 34 presets.
Video-wise, the device supports MJPEG, WMV9 and - with transcoding - MPEG1 and 2, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5, and XviD.
Additional features include a clock and alarm function, volume restriction, eight equalizer settings, and a USB hard drive mode, which allows you to drag and drop files directly to and from your Zen.
The more industrious among you will be pleased to note that the Zen can also function as a handy organizer, allowing you to synchronise with Microsoft Outlook and display your contacts, calendar, and tasks.
The 4GB version is priced at $149, the 8GB version is on Amazon.com for $199.99, whereas the 16GB top of the range offering will be $299.99 - we can only speculate just now on prices when it launches in the UK, but it won't be long before we can reveal all, so stay tuned...