Creative Zii Egg Plaszma: Android-Wielding iPod Touch

Creative Zii Egg Plaszma: Android-Wielding iPod Touch

Spotted in a recent FCC filing, the now-revealed Creative Zii Egg Plaszma boasts some of the world’s first “flexible StemCell architecture” that uses 24 floating-point processors. But you may care more because it’s basically an open source iPod Touch.

Being seeded to developers as part of a $US399 SDK (final units are expected to ship in bulk at $US199), the Zii Egg Plaszma is an Android-friendly “handheld computer” that’s like an iPod touch beefed up with more than a few popular requests.

Of course, its greatest assets, the option for the open Android OS (the company offers its own Plaszma OS but that’s a bit less exciting), means that the hardware begins to resemble a smartphone without the phone. And I’m surprised on a daily basis that anyone is still buying big iPods that can’t make phone calls. [ZiiLabs via GeekyGadgets]