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Creative ships its 25 millionth MP3 player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Nov 2007 6:57 User comments (5)

Creative ships its 25 millionth MP3 player Creative has announced that they have shipped their 25 millionth MP3 player, eight years after shipping their first digital music player.
In comparison, Apple surpassed the mark in 2006, after only five years on the market. Since that point however, iPod sales have surged and recently Apple passed the 110 million mark. The research firm IDC has noted that however big the gap between Apple and Creative, the Korean company is still the 2nd largest manufacturer of MP3 players.

"Shipment of 25 million MP3 players marks a major milestone in Creative history, as our player unit volume exceeds the combined unit sales from some of the biggest names in consumer electronics," chairman and CEO Sim Wong Hoo said.

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5 user comments

114.11.2007 19:14
vinny13
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Well at least the're known... Still no iPod killer though. I have an iPod but I do like the Zens.

214.11.2007 21:58

This is a huge feat for Creative. Although, I don't patronize this company I hope this will serve as a drive for them to produce higher caliber MP3 devices that could actually measure up to the Ipods and Zens.

315.11.2007 21:05

Quote:
This is a huge feat for Creative. Although, I don't patronize this company I hope this will serve as a drive for them to produce higher caliber MP3 devices that could actually measure up to the Ipods and Zens.
The Zen is made by Creative...

416.11.2007 7:51

Unless they have switched their base Creative is a Singapore company & not a Korean one.

52.12.2007 19:04

Creative do make an excellent alternative choice to a portible mp3 player better than the zune i would even say.

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