Creative today announced the Nomad Jukebox 3, its latest high-capacity MP3 player. The Jukebox 3, which resembles a portable CD player, features USB and SB1394 (FireWire-compatible) connectivity, 7 minutes of skip-protection, dual-battery support for up to 22 hours of playback, optical and analog line-in for recording audio, and many other features. The 20GB version is shipping now for US$399.95 while the 40GB version will ship next month for $499.95 — the same prices, respectively, as Apple’s 5GB and 10GB iPods.