CNET Asia was able to get ahold of Creative ‘s attempt to enter the smartphone market, the Zii TRINITY, and it’s looking good. The Zii Trinity is a smartphone development platform based on its ZMS-05 and ZMS-08 processors. Sadly though, this isn’t a consumer product but a reference device meant for developers and manufacturers. Just like Creative’s Zii Egg device.
Basically, it’s not that much different from the Zii Egg (the Trinity is capable of video output up to HD resolutions). What makes it different is added cellular connectivity supporting GSM and WCDMA networks. So this is the iPhone to Apple’s iPod touch.
From the videos below, you’d see that the TRINITY 001 is still in an unfinished. Of course you can expect the occasional glitch but the fact that it is run by a powerful ZMS-05 SoC more than make up for it. Manufacturers interested in rolling out a Zii-powered phone can do so in 3 months, according to Creative.
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