Since we opened in 2006, we’ve been the first place to leak just about every player that Creative has released. We first told you about the ZEN X-Fi a few months back, and now I might have an actual photo of it. So without further delay, I present to you the Creative ZEN X-Fi:
The ZEN X-Fi has the same control layout as the original, but adds 4 buttons along the edges of the D-pad. The SD-card slot is also located on the bottom this time (actually it’s not! read below). I don’t have any other specifications for this player, but I hope to get that information soon. As usual, everything posted here is a rumor, and will remain so until Creative confirms it. I want to know what everyone thinks about this device. I personally think it looks classy.
One interesting tidbit was found when checking out the Wi-Fi section of the user guide. At the top it states: “This section applies to ZEN X-Fi players with wireless LAN features.”. That seems to imply that there are some models that will not have WiFi built-in. Considering Creative is known for making multiple versions of the same player (e.g. Zen V and V Plus), this wouldn’t be a surprise. In fact, that’s likely the reason the player is named the ZEN X-Fi and not the Share, nor the WiFi.
I’m so happy to see all this information confirmed so quickly. That’s a good sign that this player is ready to be shipped. I have a good feeling Creative will officially announce the player within the next month or so.
The ZEN X-Fi appears to be quite feature-packed, but I’m not sure it’s the features that people actually want. Chatting is nice, but this player isn’t the most practical for it. Cell phones are perfectly fine for that. I am glad to finally have X-Fi on the go. It’s been years since we were promised an X-Fi player, and now that time has come.