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Creative ZiiO 7 inch Android tablet visits the FCC

It looks like the Creative ZiiO 7 Android tablet could make its way to the US soon. The folks at Wireless Goodness spotted an FCC listing for the product, which is an important step for any gadget with wireless components to take before launching in the US.

The ZiiO 7 features a ZiiLabs HD processor with support for HD video playback. It has a 7 inch, 480 x 800 pixel display, 8GB to 16GB of storage, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth. The tablet has an HDMI output and microSD card slot for expansion.

The Creative ZiiO 7 is expected to run about £199.99 and up in the UK. There’s no word on how much it will cost in the US.

Some history on Zii Labs:
ZiiLABS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology formed when the Personal Digital Entertainment division merged with subsidiary 3DLabs in January 2009. The official announcement came at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where ZiiLABS also unveiled its first product, the ARM based ZMS-05. Prior to the unveiling at CES, Creative generated buzz with a mysterious website promising a "stemcell-like" processor which would give a 100-fold increase in supercomputing power over current technology as well as advances in consumer three-dimensional graphics. The new ZMS-05 is rumored to be powering Creative's first touchscreen player, the Creative Zii. In November 2009, ZiiLABS introduced the ZMS-08 chip. The ZMS-08 has an onboard ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz. Among the other notable upgrades from the ZMS-05 are the abilities to output to 1080p HD, encode and decode at 720p, Adobe Flash 10 support, and OpenGL 2.0 ES support.

Zii Labs has partnered with hardware manufactures to produce products using the Zii processor, including ASTAK, F&S Electronic, Grandeye, Micro-Star International, MediaNet, Perception digital, and PowerLinux. In addition, there are standing agreements with Opera Software and mobile software developer Ideaworks3D, the owner of the Airplay SDK.
Feature Rich Applications Development Platform

The Zii EGG | Developer Edition, is a sleek, handheld development platform that enables Integrators, Developers and OEMs to create customized applications and devices supporting Linux-based Plaszma OS and Android development. The rich feature set of the energy efficient Zii EGG provides a powerful platform for creating compelling solutions that benefit from its advanced UI capabilities, multi-format audio and video processing, web browsing, OpenGL ES 3D graphics, content streaming and up to 1080p high-definition video output.

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Plaszma is a powerful open standard platform that allows you to move swiftly from application development to profit. Based on the ZMS-05 media-rich applications processor Plaszma and Zii EGG provide the essential building blocks for creating compelling 'own brand' media-rich devices and applications. Register today to request the pre-release Plaszma developer tools and Zii EGG.

Feature Highlights
3.5" 320x480 true-color capacitive 10-point multi-touch display
X-Fi audio processing
Up to 32GB internal NAND Flash
HDTV support via HD Cable
Composite video In/Out
Forward facing VGA camera
Rear Facing HD camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Hardware GPS receiver with antenna
3-axis Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Full size SDHC slot (supports up to 32GB of external SDHC Card)
USB 2.0 Mini-B (MTP and Charging)
Universal Docking connector (HDMI, USB, Audio Line-In/Line-Out, Composite-In/Out, UART)
Headphone socket, built in speaker and microphone
1200mAH rechargeable lithium-ion battery
FCC and CE certification
Supports Linux-based Plaszma OS and Android
115 x 62 x 12 mm
Light weight: 108grams

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