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.
Summary: Media players used to just play music, and in general they worked just fine. Then they added video and things continued without much ado. But now the temptation to base a media player on the Android operating system is proving irresistible. The trouble is, unless it's done properly, that can cause more problems than it solves. Path of most resistance Creative's Ziio 7 illustrates the point.