Creative ZiiO Android tablets in India at Rs. 18,000 and Rs. 22,000

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 22:38 by Tech Correspondent

Creative Labs has launched their 7-inch and 10-inch Android-based ZiiO Wireless Entertainment Tablet devices in India at Rs. 18,000 and Rs. 22,000, respectively.

The ZiiO Android tablets will create a pure wireless entertainment ecosystem within your home, Creative promises. The ZiiO tablets feature Pure Android Audio app that offers audio-enhancing options including X-Fi, apt-X and Bluetooth connectivity. You can enjoy quality wireless audio streamed from you ZiiO Android tablet to compatible Bluetooth speakers or headphones.

The ZiiO 7″ (480 x 800 pixels) and ZiiO 10″ (1024 x 600 pixels) Android tablets are powered by ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications processor (which is based 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor) and run Android 2.2 aka Froyo OS. They have a resistive touchscreen and come with a stylus in-box to facilitate input.

Photo: Creative ZiiO 7"

The 7” model comes in white color, while the 10” model comes in black color. Both models come in 8GB and 16GB memory capacities. Memory is expandable via a microSD card. Suggested read: Apple iPad 2 coming to India in April

Creative ZiiO 7″ measures 207.4 x 133 x 13.7 mm and weighs 400 grams, while the Creative ZiiO 10″ Android 2.2 tablet measures 262 x 173 x 13.7 mm and weighs 650 grams. Also see: HCL launches cheap Android tablets starting at Rs. 15,000

The Creative ZiiO tablets have a front-facing VGA camera for video chats, but no rear camera for taking pictures or making videos. The ZiiO tablets support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 for connectivity. Related: LG Optimus Pad 3D tablet India launch in June

You can connect your Creative ZiiO tablets to a HDTV via an HDMI cable to watch HD movies. You can also stream high-fidelity music wirelessly from the ZiiO tablet via Bluetooth and apt-X technology. All you need is a pair of stereo Bluetooth-compatible speakers, suchas, the Creative ZiiSound D5 and ZiiSound T6, and the wireless Creative WP-300 headphones.

The accessories that you can buy with your Creative ZiiO tablets include:

Leather Case: You don’t need to buy a separate sleeve for your Android tablet to protect it from scratches and bumps. Just wrap your Creative ZiiO in a leather case that gives easy access to all your Creative ZiiO’s interfaces and buttons too. The case also doubles as a desktop stand. It is available in black leather for both Creative ZiiO 7” and 10”.

Screen Protector: You can give your ZiiO’s screen instant scratch protection with a screen protector that also protects from dust and fingerprints. The bubble free, antiglare protector also improves handwriting recognition.

Universal Power Adapter: You can save yourself the hassle of unplugging your Creative ZiiO home-based charger by getting a secondary charger for your office and travel use. It comes with 4 interchangeable plugs that let you charge your Creative ZiiO anywhere in the world.