Posts Tagged ‘ Zune ’

Zune HD: A Platform Without A Purpose

Sep 27th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Betanews has published an interesting review of the new Zune HD, and it makes a great case for both the pros and cons of Microsoft’s latest attempt to match Apple’s iPod: The Zune HD is perhaps the best portable media player released by any vendor — even better than iPod touch. Microsoft finally gamed Apple, […]

Zune HD Hands-On Tour

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Brian Seitz of Microsoft’s Zune team demonstrates the Zune HD on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. via TechFlashVideos:

Microsoft Zune HD Takes On The World

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft today released the Zune HD touch-screen media player. The Zune HD features an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multitouch screen, an NVIDIA Tegra HD processor and HD Radio capabilities, with software advancements such as the new Quickplay menu and an advanced Web browser. With Zune HD, users now have the ability to store and play […]

Microsoft: No Plans To Sell The Zune HD Outside The US

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Ars Technica reports that Microsoft currently has no plans to sell the Zune HD outside the US. Snarkier readers may wonder if Microsoft currently has any plans to sell the Zune HD inside the US, after Apple’s recent iPod introductions and price cuts. “For the time, being the Zune HD device will remain US only,” […]

How To Get More Zune Podcast Listeners

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting

With the launch of the Zune HD coming up September 15th, podcasters may be thinking about revisiting the Zune platform. Microsoft podcasting guru Rob Greenlee offers these tips on how to get more Zune podcast listeners: Here are a few things that you should do as a podcast content creator to reach as many Zune […]

The Zune HD: “Worth The Wait”

Aug 5th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

We’re still skeptical about the prospects for the Microsoft Zune HD….but CNet’s Donald Bell recently geeked-out with a pair of the new Zune HDs and came away impressed: I am tentatively reaffirming my faith in Microsoft. This thing was worth the wait, folks. Mind you, it’s not going to crush the iPod Touch–a product that […]

Hands On With The New Microsoft Zune HD

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

CNet’s Matt Rosoff got a preview of the upcoming Microsoft Zune HD, and came away “thinking that Microsoft might finally have a contender”: I was surprised and pretty impressed with its small size–without measuring, I’d guess it’s maybe two-thirds the size of an iPod Touch, and quite a bit thinner. In my hands, it felt […]

“Microsoft Should Abandon Zune”, Say Investors

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft’s weak quarterly earnings report is pushing some to call on the company to abandon its once-hyped “iPod-killer”, the Zune. According to a Marketwatch story, investors think it’s time to dump the Zune and focus their attention on competing with Apple’s iPhone: “The market reception for Zune is so disappointing that many retailers have even […]

Microsoft’s Zune Sites Go Offline

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft’s Zune sites are offline today to allow for maintenance. According to a message at Zune services will be down for scheduled maintenance starting Tuesday, June 16, at 12:01 a.m. PDT, for up to 24 hours. During this time, you will not be able to access the Zune Social, forums, or Zune Marketplace. […]

SanDisk CEO: The iPod Wars Are Over

Jun 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

The iPod Wars are over, and if anybody should know, it’s SanDisk CEO Eli Harari. The founder and CEO of SanDisk admits what just about everyone else has known for a long time: the iPod wars are over, and Apple won. “You can’t out-iPod the iPod,” says Harari. Harari’s facing the facts. In April, Piper […]