Well, they’re still not forthcoming with an actual date, but the Creative Zen Sleek has made an official appearance on Creative’s US website, which means it probably won’t be long now. Here are the Sleek’s stats:
20GB hard disk stores up to 10,000 songs1 in WMA or 5,000 in MP3. Also supports WAV.
Vertical touchpad with LED backlight is quick and intuitive to use, gives total control with fingertip touch.
FM tuner with 32 presets and direct recording, to capture memorable broadcasts.
Built-in microphone for live voice recording and personal notes.
Equalisation feature with 9 acoustic environments such as ‘rock’ or ‘jazz’ enables listeners to customise music to their personal preferences.
USB 2.0 connection, for downloads at up to a song per second.
Still no mention of podcasting or podcasting features. Someday they’ll get it…