Sneak Peek: Creative ZEN X-Fi Portable Media Player

Creative Zen X-Fi -

It appears that the next PMP from Creative will be called the ZEN X-Fi and will include Wi-Fi, IM capabilities (Yahoo! Messenger & MSN Messenger), an SD card slot, a 9-button direction pad, and a built-in speaker, reports While all that is well and good, the feature that seems the most interesting me, from what early details have been gathered, is a bundled PC app called “Creative Centrale” and its online tie-in called “Public Home Server”. According to a support document discovered by, Creative Centrale will allow users to “rip, store, manage and transfer your music, movies and photos… and enjoy them whenever and wherever you want!” and then Public Home Server will give you remote access to your home media files from any Wi-Fi access point – thus negating the need to have a device with massive amounts of storage. Pretty slick. [via]

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