Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Zune 2 questions & answers + video!


Source: Zune's new 'click-flick' hybrid interface

What will they be called?

The 80-gigabyte hard drive and a 3.2-inch screen will be called Zune 80.

Th smaller, flash memory-based Zune, with 1.8-inch screen, in pink, green, black and red with either 4 GB or 8 GB of storage, will be called Zune 4 and Zune 8 respectively

Any new features?

  •  The latest generation sports a shiny glass screen and new interface (also applicable for early Zune 30gb adopters as a firmware upgrade)
  • New touch pad navigation button (zune pad) 
  • Wi-Fi to sync music, movies and photos wirelessly with users' PCs.
  • Like the original Zune, the new models include an FM radio tuner and the ability to wirelessly share songs with other Zune owners.
  • Premium headphones (in-ear ones)
  • New codecs supported h.264 and MPEG-4
  • Podcast support
  • and some imporvement on the zune marketplace which we'll never get to use since we're in the Philippines!! (-.-)

When will it hit the stores?

The new Zunes are to go on sale in mid-November.

How much?

The 4 GB Zune will cost $149, the 8 GB one will sell for $199 and the 80 GB model for $249. The prices match those of Apple Inc.'s comparable iPod models.

I will just wait for the Zune Phone

Sure, wait for it...but in the meantime read this:

Microsoft executives have denied plans for a "Zune phone" since the iPhone was introduced this summer. J Allard, a corporate vice president in Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, said designing a touch pad instead of a touch screen was a deliberate decision to let users skip tracks and change the volume without having to look at the screen.

(source: yahoo news ; engadget)

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