Zune Going Down for Maintenance on the 14th

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 11, 2009 | 1 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... 

Zune HD snags #2 spot on Amazon BestSellers

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Sep 10, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Zune HD is cruising to the top as it currently holds the #2 spot for amazon bestsellers. The only item edging out the zune currently is the 8 gig ipod touch, due to it’s sub-two hundred price drop. AKPC_IDS += "34375,"; Read More →

Want your Zune HD delivered Sep. 15th? Amazon's got it covered.

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Sep 10, 2009 | Leave a Comment

For anyone looking to purchase a zune HD on release day, but wants to evade the in-store tax, you may want to consider taking a look at Amazon. They are offering release day delivery for just 5.58(Or free if you sign up for Amazon Prime Trial), which in my opinion beats heading down to the local best buy and paying $300 or more. Zune HD 32 GB Zune HD 16 GB Source: Gizmodo AKPC_IDS += "34374,"; Read More →

Congrats Zune Team – Apple Likes Your Style

Posted by Chris Leckness on Sep 09, 2009 | Leave a Comment

As soon as I saw Ryan Block’s shot of the screens at today’s Apple event, where they announced iTunes 9, I tweeted that I thought it looked “Zunish”. Minutes later, Ryan Block said the same thing basically. So this is a credit to the Zune team, while still playing catch up in the space, you are still getting emulated in some capacity. Images from GDGT Coverage. AKPC_IDS += "34373,"; Read More →

New Zune Desktop Software on the 15th

Posted by Zealot on Sep 04, 2009 | 1 Comment

As should come as no surprise, Microsoft will have new Zune Desktop software (Zune 4.0?) available for download on September 15th to coincide with the Zune HD launch. Expect changes to the Marketplace, with the addition of HD Video and Applications…and possibly some look and feel tweaks as well. Also, Neowin says Microsoft has confirmed what Paul Thurrott leaked already….as of the 15th, only Zune HD models will... 

There Can Be Only One: All Non-touch Zunes to be Discontinued

Posted by Zealot on Sep 02, 2009 | 5 Comments

Hot Zune news from the always reliable Paul Thurrott at his SuperSite… I met with the Zune folks today and one bit of information than I can discuss immediately is that the Zune HD will be the only device type going forward: The current Zune models, the Zune 8, 16 80, and 120, have all been discontinued. So if you want a classic Zune device, buy it now, as they’ll only be around while supplies last. I know I... 

Changes to GotZune…

Posted by Chris Leckness on Aug 31, 2009 | Leave a Comment

OK guys, I am back from my hiatus for the most part. A combination of an unfortunate event where Microsoft and Zune really pissed me off to the point of losing my passion for sharing and real life being really busy has caused me to be quite inactive for some time now. I am not making promises to be as active as I was when I launched this blog (nobody should ever be that active, it’s inhuman), but I plan to give... 

Video of Apps Section in Zune Marketplace

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Aug 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

As you know, zune HD’s are being demod at select Best Buys around the country. A few lucky fans were able to see the zune hd pre-release, and Matthew Arkin was able to get video. He reveals in this video the first footage of the zune apps marketplace. Hard to see what exactly it looks like, but at least it’s their! Skip to about 4/5 the way through, when he begins using the device to see it. AKPC_IDS += "34371,"; Read More →

Microsoft’s Branded Smartphone Revealed

Posted by Chris Leckness on Aug 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Ok ok, It’s really pretty silly, but hey. we can’t be serious all the time can we? Thanks Graham for sending this link it. It’s not funny though. The Microsoft Fune – It’s everything. AKPC_IDS += "34370,"; Read More →

“Hello From Seattle”

Posted by Sam Hobson on Aug 19, 2009 | 6 Comments

Like all the Zunes before it, the Zune HD will also have Microsoft’s short message “Hello from Seattle” on it.  What makes it different from the others is that it has the text on the side of the device instead of on the back with all the other technical info. I never saw anything like that when I had an iPod, but supposedly they did have a “Designed by Apple in California” message on it.  Not as casual as... 

What’s in the Zune HD? Nvidia Tegra with 8 Processors?

Posted by Chris Leckness on Aug 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Well, we have already knew the Zune HD was going to sport his fancy sounding Tegra processor from Nvidia, but what’s that mean really? Well according to an article at Tom’s Hardware (via) the Tegra provides the Zune HD with eight different processors, each to do different tasks within the device. That’s pretty hot huh? My other Zunes do just fine with the Dorito Chip it has in it, so this will rock... 

Apps for Zune HD Confirmed(sort of)

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Aug 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Zune HD apps have been talked about before, and possibly confirmed with OneApp, but we finally have some news regarding them. First off, The Seattle Times’ Brier Dudley got a hands on, and mentioned: Even more intriguing is the “Apps” option on the Zune’s main menu, but Pinero said the company isn’t ready to discuss what sort of applications will be available, how developers can participate... 

What is the Zune HD's battery life?(Update: 33 audio 8.5 video confirmed)

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Aug 13, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Update: Cnet confirms 33 hours of audio and 8.5 of video. Good news. With all this Zune news coming in, I found myself most eager to discover what this incredible battery life could be. To my disappointed, I found specs in the online Microsoft store, showing a mediocre 24 hours of audio, and 4 hours of video. Soon after, I took a look at popular Zune sites ZuneRama, and Zunethoughts. Both of them are displaying 33 hours... 

Zune HD Preorder Open – Get it by September 15th

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

Just got this in my inbox (2-3 times) today. I guess I should use the same email each time I order a Zune eh? I was talking to someone last night about the ZuneHD and we got into how many Zunes I have. Decided to count last night. Including my daughter’s 2 broken ones, 12 Zunes. My favorite is the orange special edition 30G, but my most used is the Zune120. I will definitely buy at least 1 of the HDs. AKPC_IDS... 

Zune HD Preorder Open – Get it by September 15th

Posted by Chris Leckness on Aug 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

Just got this in my inbox (2-3 times) today. I guess I should use the same email each time I order a Zune eh? I was talking to someone last night about the ZuneHD and we got into how many Zunes I have. Decided to count last night. Including my daughter’s 2 broken ones, 12 Zunes. My favorite is the orange special edition 30G, but my most used is the Zune120. I will definitely buy at least 1 of the HDs. AKPC_IDS += "26964,"; Read More →

Microsoft Confirms: Sept 15 is Zune HD Day!

Posted by Zealot on Aug 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Ina Fried, author of the excellent Beyond Binary column at cnet is reporting that Microsoft has confirmed everything we already know about the Zune HD and some very cool details that we don’t, or at least didn’t until they announced them. Yes, the 16G (black) Zune HD will cost $219.99 and the 32G (platinum) version will cost $289.99. Yes, both will be available in stores on September 15. Yes, preorders are beginning... 

Zune HD – Coming September 15th, 2009?

Posted by Chris Leckness on Aug 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sure looks like it based on these Best Buy photos that I found oven on GotZune. That looks pretty firm and convincing there huh? I know where I will be September 15th… AKPC_IDS += "26927,"; Read More →

Zune HD launch now… September 15th?

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Aug 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment

I think i’m going to cry. But hey, at least that box looks cool. These photos leaked from a Best Buy employee show that the previous leaks confirming a September 8th release may have unfortunately been a week off. Source:Gizmodo AKPC_IDS += "34365,"; Read More →

Zune HD – Standby for Preorder

Posted by Zealot on Aug 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Well, it is getting more official by the day. Amazon now has a portal page for Zune HD preorders. The links aren’t live yet, but with the leaked release date of Sept 8th just around the corner, I expect (hope?) they will be active soon. The prices, $219.99 for the 16G and and $289.99 for the 32G look good, and undercut the iPod Touch nicely ($299 for 16G and $399 for the 32G). Of course we all know Apple has some surprises... 

Whats going on with Social features on the Zune HD?

Posted by Matt Bubernak on Aug 10, 2009 | Leave a Comment

With all this zune news spiraling around, from videos toreviews to… more leaked videos. It gets me thinking. Why have we seen nothing about social on the device. No videos have featured anyone going into the social menu, and no reviews have even talked about it. We know the Zune team has a few aces up their sleeve.. could this be one of them? Now that Zune can easily connect to Wifi networks, the possibility’s for... 

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