Is it Zune enough, or too late? *UPDATED*

Thursday, 14 September 2006 at 23:06 1 comment

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Finally Microsoft officially announced its Zune media player and new online music service today, but will it be seen over those new shiny iPods?

Microsoft have confirmed the Zune player will feature a 30GB hard drive, Wi-Fi wireless technology, a built-in FM tuner and a 3-inch screen. Microsoft said the Zune will come in three colors—black, brown and white. Also the Zune’s complementary music service, Zune Marketplace, will be similar to Napster with a pay-as-you-go option or unlimited downloads for an ongoing monthly fee.

If my last Zune post was correct, Wi-Fi will be where the Zune outmatches the iPod. But there have been more and more mumblings of bluetooth adapters for iPod, and it even being a built in feature. There also the larger screen, abit more realistic for watching movies on. But it just doesn’t look as sexy as the new iPods.

iLounge story here, Official Microsoft press release here, BBC News website stories here and here.
Also see my other posts on the Zune saga, here and here.

*UPDATE* A price of $249 and release date of 14th November in the USA have been announced. See iLounge story here and BBC News website here.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. paradox  |  Sunday, 17 September 2006 at 20:29

    It’s definitely all about the Wi Fi and the 3″ screen. Also, at techeblog, they showed the interface for zune marketplace and it looks niiice!

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