Excerpt: When it comes to multimedia products Creative is one of the oldest companies that have been churning out competitive products starting off with PC peripherals like speakers and then branching out into components, media players and now tablets. In order to keep up with the public demand to stay current, it’s only natural for any company to try their hand at what’s currently trending in the market.
Excerpt: The Creative ZiiO 7 is a 7-inch Android tablet with a WVGA touchscreen, front-facing VGA camera (for video calls) and an array of "standard" Android apps like browser, media player, maps, YouTube client and so on. It is available in two versions, one with 8 and the other with 16 GB of built-in storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: Coming to the specs, the ZiiO is powered by the ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor. This is basically an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU running at 1GHz. The ZiiO has with 512MB of RAM and comes in 8GB or 16GB of storage capacities. On the connectivity side, you get 802.11b/g wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support.
Excerpt: There are hundreds of tablets based on Google's Android operating system out but none has managed to hit a good balance of value for money and features. Creative might not have a background in tablets but it knows how to build good portable mobile devices, and has applied that know-how to its £199 7in Ziio tablet. Some specifications and features have necessarily been sacrificed to keep costs down on this Android Froyo 2.2 tablet, but it's still worthy of consideration.