Zune 2.0

As most of you should already know, Microsoft and the Zune team has announced the new Zune. The specs are not what most of us wanted but fair pretty good against the iPod family. The 80GB Zune has a 3.2 inch screen which is .7 inches more than the iPod classic. Also Zune 80 is .4 oz lighter. The Zune team did a great job making the Zune smaller by making it 27% smaller. Another great thing about the Zune is its software. It has wifi capabitly so it automatically syncs. All these features are also available for the 30Gb version. The Zune team does not skimp out on their customers like Apple. Many people were expecting a touch screen but I think the Zune pad is very cool. It scrolls just like the iPhone. The new headphones are also very nice; they have a very rugged look. The only bad thing about the new Zune is that there is again, no clock.

4 thoughts on “Zune 2.0

  1. Michael

    I love this automatic syncing for the Zune. You leave your Zune to automatically sync, then you charge the battery, due to the added drain from Wi-Fi, by plugging it in to your computer’s USB port (a/c adaptor sold separately). Hmmm, could have just plugged it in, syncing and charging at the same time.

    As for the Zune touch pad, the iPod nanos and previous versions of the classic have this feature for a couple of years with the click pad.

    The Zune is, at best, playing catch-up to the iPod classics and nanos. The classic is the lowest selling model and the nano is tipped to become the 2nd most popular iPod after the touch. If it doesn’t come with touch screen now, it is just becomes an also ran with old technology.

    MS failed again.

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  2. Ryan Post author

    Wrong. No touch screen means less smudges. The Zune pad is much different than the classic iPod click wheel. It is embracing touch without the mess.
    Yes the battery life may not be great but look at the charge times compared to Apple.
    2.25 hours / 1.25 hour to 90% via USB

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  3. Buy Zune 80 GB Media Play

    Music and entertainment, your way. That’s what the Zune 80 GB Digital Media Player is designed to deliver. The Zune easily connects you with your music, videos, and pictures wherever and whenever you want, and unlike the iPod, it even has a built-in FM tuner so you can keep up with local news and sports. Your Zune gives you the power to wirelessly share full-length tracks, playlists, pictures and podcasts with your other Zune-wielding friends. And when you receive songs that you just can’t get out of your head, you can easily tag the songs and buy them the next time you sync up. Whether you’re listening to music, radio, or rocking out to the latest music videos on the bright, roomy screen, the Zune allows you to tailor your entertainment, right in the palm of your hand.

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