Imitation is the Quickest Way to Market Share

Yet another sleek and stylish iPod pretender is on its way from Creative, maker of the famed Nomad line of MP3 players. This one, called the Zen, is a 10 gig hard-drive based MP3/WMA player. It comes with both USB 1.1 and firewire ports, and its sleek aluminium exterior measures just 3″ x 4.4″ x 1″ and weighs about 9 oz. Price and availability unknown, but the specs are available from the Japanese website. Translate through Babelfish.

Update: The Nomad Zen is now available with 20 gig drive for $350.

Update 2: It’s only $300 with the $50 rebate.