The other new models being readied will offer 4GB and 6GB of storage, the company said. A 5GB version of the Zen Micro is already available.
All the players will feature support for both theformats, up to 12 hours of battery life, an FM radio and recorder, a voice recorder, vertical touch pad controls and access to 2 million downloadable songs through MSN Music and services such as Napster, MusicMatch and Wal-Mart, Creative said.
Additionally, the 6GB model will be able to hold more than 3,000 songs, Creative said.
The 1GB model will be available sometime in the first quarter for $199.99. The 4GB and the 6GB models will be available later this month, for $229.99 and $299.99, respectively. The 5GB player, which has been available since November, is priced at $249.99.
"Since we first shipped the Zen Micro 5GB model...we have experienced tremendous demand and sold out in many locations," Sim Wong Hoo, Creative's CEO, said in a statement. "To meet this overwhelming demand, we plan to increase our production capacity significantly this quarter."
currently dominates the digital-music market with its iPod and its iTunes music download service. that the company is planning to announce a flash-based music player at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco next week.