1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Microsoft Readies New Zune Players

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Microsoft is planning to release a new range of Zunes, according to Browserden.co.uk. Called the Zune 360, the new device will look a lot more like Apple's iPhone. The Zune's screen will be extended to the full size of the device and controlled by a touch screen or with buttons on its side. It will have a stylus and handwriting recognition which you can use to search for music in your online library. It will not be able to make a call and will come with two disk sizes 40GB and 80GB. The default brown color will be changed to white. Microsoft also plans to capture the iPod Nano and cellphone market in one go, with the release of Zune 180. The machine will be based around Sony Ericson's Walkman W880 phone and will be able to make mobile calls as well as holding up to 2 GB of removable flash based storage. Microsoft will customize it with a Zune interface and the ability to play Zune Marketplace DRM encoded files. The new Zune players are planned to be released in June 2007.

    Source: theINQ
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2007
  2. devinXkillyou

    devinXkillyou New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    388 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    Texas
    Sounds pretty cool. They seem to be taking alot of their ideas from Apple...whats new though. I probably won't buy one for a while, but its a good idea.
  3. Murasame

    Murasame New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    172 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    L.A.
    There is a lot of fud in there. No way Microsoft would get rid of the brown zune. Its sells far far more than the white. I hear more about ppl who like there brown/green zune then the black/blue. I personally would love to see a new player. I love my current zune. Just alot of the stuff in that article seems a bit to much.
  4. Benpi New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    415 (0.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    I like my Zune too. So much in fact, I installed the 80 gig hard drive. I can't wait until the new Zune comes out because this 320x240 screen just wont do.
  5. Yin

    Yin

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    542 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    I like an I want, but why not just make more colours =/
  6. Conti027

    Conti027

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Messages:
    1,361 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    76
    Location:
    Kent, Washington
    i like the Zune and i like the white one
  7. randomperson21

    randomperson21 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    1,535 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    ha i don't think so. this doesn't sound a bit credible. and zune 360!? jeez...
  8. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,796 (3.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    545
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Will its full use be exploited though. A friend of mine had one of these zune players and sold it on fleabay because it sucked. I hope they make ammends with this version. Also, with it being 360, any chance on it working with the Xbox 360?

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page