Creative Labs Has E-Reader in the Works

Creative Labs, the Singapore-based manufacturer, is reportedly working on an e-reader of its own called the Zii MediaBook.

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The e-reader market is certainly getting crowded. Creative Labs, the Singapore-based manufacturer, is reportedly working on an e-reader of its own called the Zii MediaBook. The new e-reader will offer enhanced features including a touchscreen, Web browsing, text-to-speech, video playback and an SD card slot. The company plans to offer Zii MediaBook user’s on-the-go access to Facebook and Twitter as well as photo viewing. Availability and pricing remain unknown, though $259 has become the sweet spot for e-reader pricing with Amazon’s Kindle joining the upcoming B&N Nook at this price. Creative is currently in talks with content publishers and intends to offer the full range of content on the Zii–books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, etc. The other important details such as the OS and 3G also remain unknown. [via SlashGear]

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