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Microsoft Considering Bringing Zune Software To The Mac

October 6th, 2009

Microsoft is considering porting its Zune software and services to other platforms, including Apple Mac OS X.

There’s no guarantee that Microsoft is going to pursue this strategy.

If they do, though, they may actually be starting to think different about the Zune.



Zune HD: A Platform Without A Purpose

September 27th, 2009

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

September 17th, 2009

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

September 15th, 2009

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 […]



New Zune HD Preview

September 12th, 2009

Here’s another preview of Microsoft’s Zune HD. This one offers the briefest glimpse of 3-D gaming on the device, which means Microsoft’s intending to go mano a mano against Apple in the portable gaming space. Think gaming will help improve the Zune’s lot? The Zune HD will be out Tuesday, Sept 15th. via zunited, engadget



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

September 11th, 2009

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

August 29th, 2009

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 […]



Zune HD Now On Sale For Pre-Order, In Stores Sept 15

August 13th, 2009

Microsoft has announced that Zune HD, the next generation of Microsoft’s portable digital media player, is available now for pre-order and will hit store shelves on Sept. 15. The player, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, is the first touch-screen Zune. Both 16GB and 32GB capacities of Zune HD will be available in five different […]



The Zune HD: “Worth The Wait”

August 5th, 2009

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

August 2nd, 2009

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 […]