We can look forward to yet another entrant to the growing portable media jukebox market – this time from Creative. The Zen Portable Multimedia Centre has a 3.8” TFT screen, 20gb hard drive and Windows Portable Media Centre installed.
The Portable Multimedia centre is compatible with Windows Media versions 7 to 9, will also play MP3 files and display JPG and TIFF images.
The unit can record video directly from a television tuner, as well as import files from Windows XP. Using Microsoft’s implementation of MPEG4 means that content providers will have full control over how movies are watched and stored with the device.
Creative are being tight-lipped about the unit’s battery life and weight, instead concentrating on it’s media playback and synchronisation features.