If Nintendo's follow-up to the Wii is actually called the Zii, I think that's the first mistake right there. But could this mysterious trademark, filed in Japan in October, actually be for the Wii 2, or something else?
Details are sparse at the moment, but what we do know today is that Creative is hard at work developing a "MediaBook" device that will combine video, pictures and text with what could be described as an eBook form factor.
Creative's Zii, which is either an extremely exciting platform for Android PMPs or a boring developers' tool (nobody knows!) has turned up in CNET Asia's offices. As you can imagine, it didn't take long before they got a little handsy.
Creative hasn't really been doing much at all for the last year. Except this, apparently: here's an FCC filing for a Zii touchscreen PMP, which shares a name their unusual system on a chip announced in January.
The smoke surrounding Creative's rumored offshoot, ZiiLabs, cleared today at CES, where it was revealed to be a media-application processor developer with a very slick system-on-a-chip, less consumer product than building block for many.
The mystery surrounding Creative's Zii "stemcell computing" technology is at least partially solved. Apparently, this MP3 player revolution they are proposing will come in the form of a processor that will debut at CES.