Looks like Android’s latest NDK that allowed native multimedia output has struck a chord with PMP manufacturers. The switch from Java-based to native output has seen a deluge of Android PMPs get announced – namely the Cowon D3 Plenue and Samsung’s Galaxy Player. Creative is now getting in on the fun by releasing their successor to the Zen Touch.
The Zen Touch 2 will run on Android 2.1 Eclair and will feature a 3.2-inch screen at a resolution of 480×320, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-fi, a 2MP rear camera, an accelerometer and a microSD card slot that’ll let you expand your memory to 32GB.
The Zen Touch 2 is available in Europe now in 8GB and 16GB variants and are priced at Rs. 11,300 (€189.99) and Rs. 12,500 (€209.99) respectively. It has apparently passed through the hands of the FCC in the US, so Creative’s probably priming itself for a worldwide release. Hopefully it’ll hit India too, because even though it doesn’t have as impressive a specsheet as the Cowon or the Galaxy Player, we’re sure this will have its own market.
You can check out the device on Creative’s European website here.