With the Zune reaching it's goal of 1 million units sold this week, Microsoft plans to take its digital audio player to the next step by introducing Zune 2.0 and other models.
Or will we have to wait for Zune 3.0+ as with everything Microsoft?
dude what are you talking about this Zune is already better then an Ipod video, its cheaper, comes with a bigger screen and has wifi and a radio
Wow! you actually like the zune? :) Does it work with windows 98 and 2000? Or is it still just XP?
who uses 2000 or 98?
Leo Laporte hates the Zune!
it's all about Zen.
But Zune is worth a try
and I think its great, but I'm wierd because I admit I never owned and iPod. If this new version is significantly better then I might just get my wife one so can stop "borrowing" mine. To be honest my only dissapointment is because when I first brought it, I was hoping M$ was going to have more 360 related features for the Zune so far, intially those were the rumors at the time. Either way its a great player but they are really missing out by not taking advantage of adding some game related content etc.
why people hated the zune so much since it basically had more features.
Maybe because Microsoft made it?
I mean hey i heard less issues(though a few) compared to the countless hard drive deaths in ipods(at least in my area)
But fortunetly thats probably improved.
But anyways, i might go for a creative zen instead .
I really wouldn't go for an i pod since alof of my music is wma lossless files.
But thats not really a reason not to hate on the ipod.
when people think portable device IPod wins no one really knows what a Zune is. Zune is too chunky.
1 million units in the U.S. and no one knows about the zune. Right! Just because you are ignorant of the Zune doesn't mean everyone else is.
I like the concept of the Zune. One of their biggest sales pitch is that it helps artists get around to each other and their music out to ears which I really actually admire very much so. I'll be curious to see what this Zune 2.0 is, regardless I'm not going to get a fist sized MP3 player, iPod or otherwise, it's just not secksi.
I love my Zune works perfect in my car, on my 360, and home entertainment system.
One word: N-Gage
I BOUGHT ONE MILLION N-GAGES TODAY!
make it smaller and thinner and im sold. if not, CREATIVE ZEN FTW. i don't want an IPOD with less features, smaller screen, and worse screen resolution. the only thing that made IPOD so damn popular is its wheel scroll.
why another zune this is strange.
maybe MS just want money :\
Hehehe.. that's an interesting thing to say about Zune 2 iteration when Mac already released like 10 different IPods.... and duhh.... Microsoft wants money.... news flash... all non-profit organizations do too.
As bladestar above says, obviously they will release hardware upgrades over the life of a product, but how long has it been out in the US?
While I do see the need for regular updates, I don't feel the need for apple's less than 1 a year attitude (even though I do own a 80 gig video ipod) to releasing subtly chaged product. I will only buy another iPod when I see a significant increase in the features on them. I personally hope MS does the same sort of thing.
Zune 1.2 they can try considering the ipod has sold 100 million worldwide.
Want to bet on how well it works with Linux? *smirk*
I've owned all of them. And while the Zune did Trump the iPod in terms of features, which I was very proud of, the iPhone just came and destroyed the competition. I love it. Nothing comes close.
You obviously didnt read the review and what's the word on the street about the iPhone. How it is one of the most overrated phones in the market.. and it's only selling/sold well because is made by mac. How it lacks many features that we take for granted is most of today's phones.
apple ipod is still better because it has more sales. and it came out a long time before zune came out so it's better.
So when is europe going to get the Zune?
There is all this talk of a Zune 2.0, but I have never seen one in the stores here - while I am a Mac man mysef, the feature set does look really interesting.
Is there any news on a release date or have I just missed it?
they haven't expanded out of the US yet, but since they sold a million units, i guess with the new one they would expand their market to Europe and Canada.
I had order mine off ebay but it was easly my best purchase, I watched Children of Dune on my way home everyday.
cheers bud - rep for you.
I can just see this "Ipod vs. Zune" being the next "PS3 vs. Xbox 360".
I remember the first time I seen a MS guy talking about the Zune on Good Morning or something, and one the hosts from the show was dissing the zune really hard. After seeing that show mircosoft should have taken notes and came up something original like a digital video machine instead of jumping into the MP3 market.
It's funny how you're talking about negative reviews for the phone when the positive reviews far outweigh the negative. And note, I am a Microsoft type of guy, but I will give credit where credit is due. I can do whatever I want with my iphone, in fact I can do whatever you do on your phone, only better. You have people whining about 3G, and while it would be nice to have it already implemented into my phone, I'm not worried about it because my location doesnt even have 3g or plan to get it until maybe 08 or 09. Plus, there's enough hotspots for my baby.......I'm sorry, my iPhone to switch over to WiFi, because just in case you havent noticed, businesses with WiFi is all the rage, so I rarely go somewhere where I can't switch over to WiFi. If you can't afford an iPhone right now, that's understandable, but don't put all of your trust into someone's review. That is a person's opinion of something, and there are 6 billion plus people on the planet with different opinions, so with my own experience with MY iPhone that I own, my review is damn favorable, and I could really care less what someone's review of my phone is. Phone, Full internet device, widescreen iPod, motion sensing, touchscreen, google maps, you tube, excellent comic bubble text, desktop class software, stock widget, weather widget, built in p*ssy magnet.........I mean what else do you want incorporated in one device??? Please tell me!
Microsoft has an opportunity to really make an impact with Zune 2.0, but they need to add/integrate these features....
-Fully integrate LIVE content across the PC, 360, and Zune Formats. This means allow all downloaded content (videos, music, trailers, etc) via marketplace to become usable on Windows, Zune, and the 360. A LIVE membership would be usable and viewable on all of these platforms and have access to the marketplace on PC, and the Zune using it's wifi capability.
-Develop arcade games for the Zune. (Hexic, Hold Em', Board Games are a "no brainer")
-Bigger HDD, but a smaller (thinner) unit.
-Obviously WiFi capability to access marketplace, and potentially some kind of web browser.
-and AM radio FTW! (J/K)
Seriously, I see no reason why this couldn't become reality and they could even go as far as charging $50 a year for the LIVE subscription to be used on all platforms (Zune, PC, and 360...one fee covers all).
No doubt, definitely needs a slimmer sexier look. Ipod/Itunes has somewhat managed to do all of this integration by using Itunes to be used on the PC, Ipod, Iphone, and Apple TV. MS now has each of these kind of options too (minus the phone) and can really make set themselves apart from the other mp3/video players (like iriver, zen, etc.) and compete directly with the Ipod.
Now that my friend would possibly trump my iPhone if they implemented all of those features you stated. But this time the design needs to be sexy, like going from the original ugly Xbox to the slim n sexy 360, the Zune needs to definitely undergo a cosmetic makeover.
I got a zune, I think its a excellent player. The size is about the same as a 30 gig I pod video around that its a very light player (zune). But the battery life is disappointing to me. I think it drain to quick. I think thats the player only real flaw. They need better batteries put into them.
Yeah i love my Zune most people on this site dont like it bc its "made by the people that make xbox" when its a great "DURABLE" media player it doesnt scratch and has great sound and picture...also to the people posting comments like "a new one already" pple already confirmed i-phone 2 buy xmas and maybe nano versions buy x-mas.
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