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Creative is to extend its Zen MP3 player brand into the video player market, it has emerged after a preliminary specification and piccies popped up ahead of time on an Australian retail website.

Creative Zen VisionSupplier MP3Direct.com.au has since yanked the device's images and all references to it, but not before gadget site DAPReview was able to scribble down the details.

The Zen Vision is said to sport a 1.8in 30GB hard drive to store MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG 4, WMV, DIVx and XviD audio and video files, not to mention JPEG and TIFF pictures, for playback on the unit's 3.7in, 640 x 480 65,535-colour display.

There's a microphone for voice recording, and a built-in FM tuner, though you won't be able to record broadcasts, apparently. The device's audio output can be tweaked with an eight-preset EQ. There's a USB 2.0 port for PC connectivity, a CompactFlash slot for expansion. The rechargeable battery is removable. The Vision weighs 232g and measures 12.4 x 7.4 x 2cm.

The retailer had the release date down as the end of June, but since it's not clear whether it was planning to source the product locally or from Creative's home market in Singapore, it's impossible to say what the wider availability will or won't be. It's a cute box, and it's hard to imagine it not appearing in Europe and the US, though we'd guess much later in the year, toward Christmas. ®

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