The upcoming media player from Microsoft has been spotted in the wild and shot. Gizmodo has the details:
I am buying one of these when they come out. I will be giving my nano(I wan't to make clear I am talking about an ipod mp3 player) to wife, and keeping this little xna enabled beast! Grrraahhhuuuu! Don't be shy Zune; Come to papa sexy beast.
The only conceivable reason for ipod people to buy this is if it had VIDEO and no format block. But I know Microsoft, they'll be one I just hope it will be breakable. I'm loving the screen though, sure it's a lot like the ipod but I still have hopes it'll be an improvement. Definately won't buy one at 300, 200 maybe. But it must have video, if it doesn't than this isn't a step up. Even better give us the choice.
I'm on my 3rd Ipod...and I think I'm just about done paying for $400 music player that ends up costing me close to $800 in the end. I used to have a creative nomad 2C with only 256 megs of ram and I was able to change my battery everytime it ran out. Then I jumped on the ipod instead of the newer creative products. Creative players do sound better tho..I don't know if anyone have had one? They are good with audio and thier players are just as good for the average user. Apply is good at marketing and creating this uphoria about thier products. Besides the product actually doing what it's suppose to do. Since I'm ready for a new player I will be getting this after I test it and review and all that jazz...These days Companies should work for my hard earned money....I'm no longer the early adopter. I just got smart and have the need to budget now.
MS has a chance to see where the ipod has faild, they should take the oppotunity to advance this player and if they don't..too bad.
i am only going to buy it if it has long battery life with videos and if all video formats are supported.
Yah seriously, it HAS TO support atleast the main video formats. If it doesn't have a video version of the zune DON'T RELEASE IT. Better have a solid battery life or no one will bother.
Um dose enyone know THAT you will beable to download the songs right off the MP3 thats why the screen is so big not sure abotu video most likly though this gadget out to cost around the price of the 360 hahahahah personally Im gunna wait to see if they brake easly because if there like an ipod SCREW IT im waitin for the iGame to come out!!!!!!!
I had the creative zen Vision:M and must say I LOVED IT. Much better video capabilities and video performance than my Ipod Video had. HOWEVER, I ended up returning it ....... WHY you ask ?? Simple ........ Once the battery runs down to the point you cannot use it ... YOU MUST sent it to Creative for replacement. And me being in Canada, by the time I ship and pay for battery and install .... I just spent another $100 USD .... that is BULLSH!T. SO ..... my wish is that this thing has: - Very nice video - nice hard drive size (options in size would be nice) - good battery life (my Creative gave my 5 hours of video playback and well over 18 hours for music) - USER REPLACEABLE BATTERY If you can replace you own battery after the one that comes with it dies (year to year and a half) this will PUSH THIS PLAYER LIKE CRAZY.
Microsoft doen't know how to design things, it looks freakin UGLY. I'll stick with my iPod 60Gig.
In case you didn't notice Sonyfanboy this dosn't have much to do with the PS3..... If your anti MS then you don't have to post dude.
MS totally stole this idea from Sony, who created the walkman! Shame on MS for once again stealing from Sony! MS should stand for Mugged Sony! btw, I'm totally kidding. I just thought it funny someone was accused of Sony fanboyism for keeping their ipod.
Did anybody read the article? It states that the picture is in black and white due to high security? It's not in black and white, look at the ear peices, part of it is chrome. In a black and white picture the chrome part wouldn't be that shiny.
Well, when you look at the wooden desk and notice how its a greyish color cant you believe it? Chrome is shiny period whether the photo be b/w or color.
i can't wait for this to come out, i actually have a sony walkman 20 gig mp3 player. the hardware isn't bad, the screen sucks and so does the song navigation, but the batter is awsome, lasts 35-40hrs between charges. However, i want to throw the thing out of the car window so badly, first you have to use sonic stage software to load anything on the player and that is the worst software ever written. it freezes, it dies, it takes 8minutes to change tabs and god help you if you actually want to transfer the music you have better odds at lotto that song actually ends up on the player and forget about being able to rename or sort music once its on the player. my wife has an ipod and i could go on about that POS also.
me that works in music might be inetersting to me,lets see,can i?
Hey does anyone know how big the screen is?
This gadget from Microsoft sounds awesome. Two things however: 1. The looks of it. The ipod might be overpriced and easily breakable but it looks damn sexy. 2. Please change the name. I hope this is just a prototype name.
when MS actually makes an official announcement that comes from the high ups at MS...
My Sony Pod is wayyyy better. Stay tuned, the POSP will be far better than ZUNE! Go by a SonyPod now! ALtought this zune thing does look amazing and utterly beautiful and awesome and sick and cool and wicked!
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