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Creative ZiiO appears at the FCC

Announced last month, the Creative ZiiO is no secret, however, it's always nice to see products moving closer to a US release. With the 10-inch tablet hitting the FCC it's a good indication that the line of tablets will be hitting the US market here soon.

Creative ZiiO Android Tablet hits the FCC

Creative announced their plans for a pair of Android based tablets a few months back, but since then we haven't heard much of the device's details. The European devices are set to launch with 7-inch and 10-inch models, and the 7-inch model has just hit the FCC.

ZiiLABS to Showcase a Zii Optimized Android Phone platform next Month

Android, as we all know, is popping up in many devices nowadays, and not just cellphones. But it is a mobile platform, and that makes a lot of companies like Dell, to try to get more mobile devices out to the public. Now is the turn of ZiiLABS to enter the Android zone. For some reason, China is becoming the promise land to many companies, as we know Dell will be releasing the Mini 3i Android smartphone on that country first. Also in that country, on December 1st, a Zii Optimized Android Phone platform will be showcased, at the Zii Summit 2009. The company called Zii Labs is owned by Creative, and will be showcasing green solutions for developers on next month's Zii Summit. But lets not get crazy going through all the products and services, instead, check below for the main dish - at least for us on this Android site - which promises to be a real media powerhouse. Now don't get me wrong, I like a greener planet too, so if you want to learn more about this summit, check here for more info.
Zii Powered Devices A range of OEM-ready Zii Powered devices will be showcased - powered by ZiiLABS ZMS-05 and ZMS-08 media-rich application processors. The line-up of devices on display include: a Touch Tablet PC, a Netbook, a Web-Box, a 360o Multi-View Camera System, ultra high-performance Speakers, a Piano Keyboard for the PC, and a Portable e-Book Reader. But the highlight of our devices line-up is our Mobile Phone platform. ZiiLABS ushers in a new era of explosive high definition 3D with the Zii Optimized Android Phone platform. The Zii Optimized Android Phone platform gives developers the chance to use the familiar Android OS, but with a difference. Harnessing StemCell Computing Technology found on the ZMS-05 Media Rich Processor, Android is now super-charged with seamless 3D graphics and High Definition video playback performance. * Phone with Fully featured Android Platform * OpenGL ES 3D graphics * 1080p HD video output * Accelerated video, graphic and imaging * Full integration with SurfaceFlinger * High Quality Audio * Enhanced User Interfaces * Image Processing * Accelerated Web Browsing

DIY Virtual Reality Headset with an HTC Magic [Video]

Okay, so this time we bring to you an easy DIY project, all you need is an old - or new, it doesn't matter - pair of lab goggles, cardboard, tape, a ruler, a knife, an HTC Magic, and of course, a lot of time in your hands. This is the creative handiwork of Recombu’s Andrew Lim, and he shows you how to do it on the video at the end of this post. The DIY virtual reality headset, takes advantage of the accelerometer on the HTC Magic, so you can use it to pan around in the compass Street View mode of Google Maps for example. Also, you could use one of the augmented reality apps available for Android to make things more interesting when using the device. Now, Chris over at SlashGear said the following:
We can’t quite decide whether this is genius or insanity, but we’re not going to let that stop us making our own.
So I will definitely stay in contact with him, to find out when will his project be ready. I'll try to get some pictures of his project, as well as video, if there's any. Chris, are you reading this? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyrjBMAa6xE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]