Why I am not “real” excited about getting the Zune HD (or iPod Touch)

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

No, this isn’t a link to someone else’s story. This is my own opinion and I know I am not alone in this. DON’T GET THIS COMMENTARY WRONG. I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT ZUNE HD AND 4.0, BUT JUST NOT FOR ME PERSONALLY. Not too long ago, Julie posted a bit over at Mobilitysite on why she carries a phone and MP3 player separately. I agree with her and those reasons carry over to the Zune HD and iPod Touch too. Read on to... 

Launch Night at the Zune HQ

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Here is a video of Jessica Zahn and Matt Akers wondering the halls of Zune HQ on Zune HD launch night. Thanks Tromboneforhire AKPC_IDS += "34391,"; Read More →

Link Love – Mobilitysite Style

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I have to give some cross-site link love to my own site. If they were my own posts, I probably wouldn’t link them, but it’s our great editor Zealot over on the other side of the pond sharing the Zune HD love over there today… “For our Princess” Zune Desktop 4.0 Zune 4.0 Software Now Available It has started…. Thanks for keeping Mobilitysite up to date for me! Oh and don’t forget about these: Win... 

More Link Love for the Zune HD

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

And I still haven’t caved. My friends expected me to have a Zune HD by now. They figured I would find a way to grab one between 3am and 7am this morning. Nope. :) Graham Skee at Abi puts some more pretty things online… Zune HD Hardware Preview [HD Video] Zune HD Disassembly Zune HD to arrive in Europe? I don’t trust the site reporting this, but here it is anyhow… MICROSOFT HAS HINTED that its Zune HD... 

Apple tries to get some love during Zune Launch Day!

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Earlier this evening, I made a tweet just joking around. I asked "Wonder what plans Apple has lined up in an attempt to run the day?”. I didn’t really think they would do anything really… Was just messing around. Well, look what hit my box 20 minutes before the Zune Launch… Coincidence? I think not. Pretty funny really. AKPC_IDS += "34388,"; Read More →

Early Zune HD / Zune 4.0 Link Love

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Here comes the fun part… Info overload. I am selectively linking my love to those that have some great things out there for us to read about today’s new announcements. BTW – I have been stuck at “Preparing your Computer for about 30 minutes”. I will finish installing 4.0 myself when I get home from work tonight. (yes it’s freaking 3 am right now) Link Love: I’ll start with my buddy Jason’s video of the... 

Zune HD and Zune 4.0 Software Launched

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

There is no press release live (after the break) yet, but here is some info emailed to me this evening… As I’m sure you are aware, today the new Zune HD is available in stores and the updated PC software , Zune 4.0, will go live shortly. Zune makes it easier to find and enjoy music, videos, TV shows and movies anywhere: Zune software gives you greater access and control over the music and video you love: we’re... 

Zune Orginals – HD Edition – MLS Logos, Xbox Logos, 4 Colors

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Not much to say other than, check it out…   Head to Zune the Zhttps://zunestore.net/us/catalog/index.aspxune store to hook yours up! AKPC_IDS += "34385,"; Read More →

Zune 4.0 Software Now Available

Posted by Zealot on Sep 15, 2009 | 6 Comments

 You may now download the new software from the Settings > General screen of your Zune desktop software by clicking Check for Updates. I will post my impressions soon. Have at it. That is all. Viva l’Zune. UPDATE: Zune.com is up now as well, but requires the most recent Silverlight installation. AKPC_IDS += "27675,"; Read More →

Twas the Night Before Zune HD…

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

And all through my house, speakers are blaring, but definitely not Allison Kraus. My kids are a tucked in snug in their beds, they have no idea what is ahead. Monday Night Football is playing in the Den, while I wonder if I really need more than 10. Ah piss on it, I suck at rhyming… I am just sitting here wondering if I really need to get a Zune HD. It’s a stupid debate in my head because everyone except me... 

It has started….

Posted by Zealot on Sep 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Zune services are now offline for the Zune 4.0 and marketplace upgrades. Someone hold me? AKPC_IDS += "27662,"; Read More →

Amazon Supplied Zune HD Shipping

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Looks like those that preordered from Amazon are getting their shipping notices already. Here is a tweet from Robert Nelson that shows this… AKPC_IDS += "34383,"; Read More →

Updated About Us and Fanboy Disclosure

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I updated our About us page to add the man, the legend, the myth… Soccerfreak24, for rightful reasons. I just need him to write a pretty little bio for me. In addition based on a couple questions I got this week, I updated my Fanboy Disclosure. 1st of all, I address where my Zunes come from. There seems to be a misunderstanding where most think MS gives them to me. This is not the case and I had to address this. I... 

Win a Zune HD. I said I wouldn’t, but what the hell…

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I am going to buy someone a 16GB Zune HD… I mentioned before the last giveaway I had here that I would not be doing anymore giveaways, but I just love to do it. So here goes. How to win? Simple. I just brought our forums back online and created a sub forum for the Zune HD. To be eligible to win, simply create a thread with something useful for other Zune HD owners or potential Zune HD owners to learn from. It... 

Rut Roh… Best Buy in Florida Sells Early

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 14, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I am sure there will be a 1/2 dozen of these today, but here’s the 1st I’ve seen… As you can see in the photo on the right, you have to sync to activate the HD. Problem is, Zune is down today and won’t open until tomorrow when 4.0 hits. If anyone else scores one early, let us know or post some pics in our photo gallery. Source: Engadget AKPC_IDS += "34380,"; Read More →

GotZune Updated – Forums Reopened, New Comment System, etc…

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 13, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Ok, as promised, there are some changes here at GotZune. I have updated the look to match Mobilitysite. I did this for a couple reasons, but ya… it’s done. I also added in a new, pretty spiffy, comment system. This allows you to log in using Twitter, Open ID, etc… You can post on GotZune, Mobilitysite, and other sites using the Disqus comment engine using the same info and you will have a profile that works across... 

Having a Beatles Weekend

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Sep 13, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Oh yeah! The whole weekend listening to a new box set released the last 09/09/09: The Beatles Remastered. YouTube – The Beatles (Remastered) 2009 – Promo Nothing compares to this pleasure! The sound is just unbelievable! AKPC_IDS += "27617,"; Read More →

Zune HD Videos Make Their Way Online @ Buy.com

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Check em’ out while you can. I suspect they will be gone soon… There are 8 short videos showing off the features of the Zune HD as well as demos of some of the add on accessories. The video quality is bad, but I am thinking they are legit. I guy Buy.com is the leaker this time, not Frys this time. Thanks for the tip Slash. Update: Just checked Engadget and they had something up already via ZuneUnited. They are... 

WHAT? HUH? Overseas peeps still can’t get Zune? Why?

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 11, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Why? ABI Knows… “So why aren’t we shipping in 80 countries worldwide right now even though we’d love to be? Because business hasn’t matured to the point where we can support [going global]," Dave explained in an ABi forum thread regarding the recent Zune HD news. "It’s as simple as that. There isn’t a simple ‘more countries, more sales, more $$’ equation here. The... 

Zune Going Down for Maintenance on the 14th

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 11, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I know this is obvious right, but still. It’s good to know that the Zune Team cares enough to let their users know… Dear Mobilitysite, As we work to bring you the next level of Zune entertainment, we want to inform you the Zune service will be down starting at 11:00 am (PDT) September 14th until the early hours of September 15th. During this time you will not be able to sign into Zune.net, Zune forums, or... 

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