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Unboxing the Zune

The Zune launches tomorrow, and Gamepro just got their hands on theirs. While it couldn't have possibly come in an uglier color, the machine looks to be quite the media system, and just look at that screen.

What will the full extent of the Zune's innovative features be? Only time will tell.

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original seed3902d ago

i really like that you can listen to the radio on it.

kmis873902d ago

Zune's not really for me. I have an iPod nano, because I don't really need to watch videos, I just listen to it when I got running. But if I did want to have a better portable media machine I'd look into Zune. The wireless functionality is a brilliant idea. Hopefully the competition leads Apple to further improve and innovate in their products as well so in the end consumers benefit.

ImTheNumber123901d ago (Edited 3901d ago )

are two reasons. Reason 1 being that I don't own an ipod. Reason two is the thought of coming home with some MS points, buying something like castle crashers, downloading some videos from my pc that I can also watch on my 360, and then downloading some songs all without using anything but a cord and those points...or at least I hope that's how it ends up working.

and while they're at it maybe they can toss in live anywhere so I can message a friend from the zune.

Balance3901d ago

i will get one. for one i HATE my sony walkman, biggest hunk of crap ever. two, my wife has an ipod and i don't like it at all. also with the marketplace video coming soon i can get movies and transfer them to the zune. the built in radio is awsome and some of the accessories are a good idea (hard platic cases, spare battery you don't have to open the device to put in etc..) and the tie in with the 360 puts it over the top for me.

Yo Wassap3901d ago

It might have a bigger screen but i'll keep my ipod any day because it's damn ugly. I just get my movies from my dvds so no quarrels there, but maybe if you didn't have an ipod and needed a larger screen this is for you.

BIadestarX3901d ago

I have a nano. and I can relate to what you say. You are a music guy and only care to use it to listen to songs.
But how can I resist all these features that the IPod do not have:

WiFi capability: Zune users will be able to share music between via Wi-Fi, that is to say, Zune to Zune sharing.

Capacity: 30GB hard-drive.

Media supported: Zune can play both audio and video, supports WMV, MPEG-4, H.264 up to 320x240 and unprotected WMA, MP3, AAC formats up to 320Kbps, 48KHz.

Music: The screen appears the album's cover when music be played.

Video size: 3-inch LCD high resolution screen, bigger than video iPod's 2.5-inch.

Resolution: 320 x 240.

Built-in: TV output, FM radio tuner. DJ mode is supported.

Online Music Store: Named Zune marketplace which will sell songs as well as movies online. You could subscribe to the marketplace for $14.99 a month with unlimited downloads for that month, or go for individual downloads (roughly 99 cents).

Good for you you do not want any of these features, but not everyone that owns a nano will want to keep away from the zune.

Now if you don't have a Nano(considering the features against the price difference), getting the zune is no brainer unless ofcourse you prefer the apple brand and/or hate microsoft and wouldn't want to buy anything they make (i.e. Sony fanboy, linux guy, etc).

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