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Creative launches tablet PCs to challenge iPad

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  1. SNAblog

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    Will Creative's tablet PCs end like it's Zen MP3 player?

    http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/news/2010/11/creative-technology-launches-pair-of-new-tablet-pcs-840/

    Creative Technology launches pair of new tablet PCs
    Posted on November 3rd, 2010

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    The Creative Technology company has launched a pair of new tablet PCs that it hopes will challenge the market dominance of the Apple iPad.

    Running initially on a 2.1 version of Google’s Android operating system, prospective buyers will have either a seven-inch or a ten-inch device to choose from, with both being billed as “entertainment” tablets.

    Having made its name as a company that delivers top-quality sound equipment, Creative is looking to branch out and tackle the iPad and other rivals on the market with its ten-inch tablet.

    It seems unlikely the new ’10 ZiiO devices will be able to genuinely challenge Apple’s prominent position in the hearts and minds of technology consumers worldwide but, with a much lower asking price, the Singaporean firm is could be set to find at least some success with its newest offerings.

    The 10-inch version is set to retail at between £250 and £270, while the seven-inch devices will set prospective buyers back to the tune of just under or just over £200, depending what level of internal storage you’re after.

    True to its roots, Creative is placing particular emphasis on the quality of the various audio features and add-ons its hardware can offer.

    “The Creative ZiiO touch tablet…delivers the best wireless audio performance you will get from an Android-based tablet in the market, differentiating it from similar devices,” a statement from the company insists.

    Last month, Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs dismissed the idea of the iPad being chased down in terms of market share by rival technology giants releasing Android-based seven-inch tablet PCs. Such devices were too small and do not operate smoothly enough to challenge Apple’s position in the field, he bullishly maintained.gl
     
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    It is a hard truth but Creative product really sucks. I tried to support them by buying a the Zen something recently. It is not easy to use. The programming sucks big time. One would think that they have learned from iPod in terms of ease of use.
     
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    What kind of cheebye name is this?

    ZiiO

    CheeO???
    Cheebye is it???
     
  4. singveld

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    monkey see monkey do

    last time kena burn when they challenge ipod, now want to get burn second time.
     
  5. cooleo

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    Aiyo no 3G network but only wifi. Still running on Android 2.1? So outdated liao!

    Creative is really UNcreative
     
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    The 'cheebye' is ziiioooooo!! get it? :D ha ha ha
     
  7. sinren67

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    How to promote a product when no one can even pronounce Ziio

    Since Sim likes Z so much, their ranking will also rank from bottom, unlike Apple
     
  8. Narong Wongwan

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    I think Creative should develop products to compliment Apple instead of trying to challenge it. How come a company that used to be so successful cannot adapt quickly enough?
     
  9. NoelVermillion

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    Singapore education system. :D
     
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    Apple hire the top minds in USA, creative hire FT, the cheapest from the third world.


    see who win lah.
     
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    I think can use the USB modem cause it has a USB slot
     
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    And the name of the company is Creative?
     
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    Bro, connect what USB? 3G for Ipad is outdated and technology and pay for nothing.

    Use tethering lah!!

    :)
     
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    The biggest drawback - the screen is resistive screen and not capacitive thus may not sensitive enough
     
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    Means their sales will be Zero...

    :( :eek: :(
     
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    ... and also not access to Android Market
     
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    Other than their soundcards...I wouldn't even touch the other creative products.
     
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    :) I used to be developing products for a competitor of Creative during the Sound Cards & MPEG1 era.

    They had not been coming out with good products for many years. It is good to see now that they came out with something. Good Luck! Keep it up!

    :)
     
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    competitor? Is it aztech??
     
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    I had a opportunity to travel with creative CEO and sorry to say he is very technical and to win over apple fans you need a person who is not a technolgy person and knows how apple human interface works.
     

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