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Microsoft sings new Zunes October 3, 2007

Posted by sk in Apple, iPod, Microsoft, Music, Zune.
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OK, y’all* knew I was going to post about this, especially after writing an extensive article about the first Zune. Microsoft released details about the v2 Zunes yesterday. They’re not revolutionary, but I’m impressed nevertheless (you knew I’d say that too). The new Zunes basically come in 3 versions – 80 GB hard drive based and 4 and 8 GB flash based. The 80 Gig Zune (aka Zune 80) is available in black and is easily the most eye catching Zune in my opinion. The 4 Gig (Zune 4) and 8 Gig (Zune 8 ) models come in red, military green (which replaces brown as the new black), baby pink, and black.  See more images here. The old 30 GB model is not being discontinued. All new Zunes come with a squircle shaped click wheel known as “Zune Pad”, which is apparently easier to use. The Zune software has also been overhauled. Overall, there’s less to separate the Zunes form iPods this year (except for Touch) and I think Zune may do better than the 3% overall marketshare that it had last year. I don’t see it threatening iPod’s dominance any time soon, though.

Here’s a comparison of Zune 80 with iPod Classic.

*the two people who bother to read my posts. :-)

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1. Modeling » Microsoft sings new Zunes - October 3, 2007

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2. ish - October 4, 2007

When I first saw that picture, I thought it was going to be touch too. But it isn’t. That “circular” button is disappointing. It looks rather weird or maybe it’s just the picture.

As far as the comparison between them goes, I can gather that there’s a lot more transfer options in Zune. And there’s wireless, and it can play wma movies as well, doesn’t sound really bad. Maybe it could work, maybe it couldn’t.

It still might take something more to break Apple’s monopoly.

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