Posts tagged Zune
A couple of days back, Zune HD 64 GB made an appearance at the official Zune site. With that appearance it was pretty clear that the 64 GB model was going to go live sooner rather than later. The big question of course was when will the media player arrive? Now we have the answer. Zune HD 64 GB is going live on 12 April and will cost you $349.99.
Well Well Well, Guess who decided to show up at Zune’s official site. Here is a hint – the big brother of the currently available Zune HD 32 GB. Zune HD with a gigantic 64 GB is the entity making the news today. Before you get too excited that’s the only bit of information that is available as of now.
Want Zune Player on Windows Phone 7? You got it. With the Zune Media player on your Windows Phone 7 Series, you can listen to your favorite tracks any time and at any place. Here is a video demo of the music player that was showcased at the recently concluded MIX10 event. Video after the jump.
As expected, nearer the Mobile World Congress gets, hotter the rumor mill becomes. This round of rumor comes from a PPCGeek user and is all about the much talked about Windows Phone 7 aka Windows Mobile 7. The source seems to have gotten hold of detailed information in terms of the features that the next iteration of Windows Mobile will bring. These details are next to official, which means we might be onto something real. Features listed after the jump.
A few hours back, Microsoft rolled out an update for Zune software. Normally with an update, you would expect bug fixes and things of similar nature. But this update has more to it. Besides being a maintenance release, it brings an open secret – the Zune Phone aka Pink is for real. All the credit goes to Long Zheng of istartedsomething for making this secret an open one.
Ever since the Zune team launched the much anticipated Twitter app for Zune HD, I was looking for a hands-on video that would show how the Twitter app works on Zune HD and help in getting familiar with its UI. So here is a hands-on video from ZDnet that shows the first ever social network app for the HD media player in action
This video shows everything starting from the login page to the end of the app which also includes a rather limited and almost useless Settings page. Looking at the video, I came to the conclusion that the Zune needs to improve the user experience for the microblogging app, take for example the Settings page.
If you like to know more about Twitter for Zune HD, then check out the following links
It was just Yesterday when Zune team rolled out the Twitter app for Zune HD. The microblogging app which happens to be the first app for Zune HD brought with it a feature that censored vulgar or inappropriate words contained in your tweet. Microsoft as part of their promise to get rid of this option, have removed the censor feature and as a result have unleashed version 1.1 for Twitter app. Unfortunately this is the only issue that has been resolved. Engadget reports that the app still has a few performance issues which are listed below.
Twitter app for Zune HD has now been unleashed and can be downloaded from the Zune marketplace. We promised you that the app will be coming and it has come making it the first social networking app for Zune HD. The much awaited app is available as a free download, giving you one more reason to use it.
(Features and issues discussed below)
Remember a few months back, Zune team promised to launch Twitter and Facebook app for its latest multimedia player, Zune HD. Well it turns out that, you will finally be getting your very own Twitter app for Zune HD that will hopefully meet your micro-blogging and tweeting purposes. The much awaited app is expected to land within a few hours. This exciting news was discovered via a tweet from Microsoft’s Zune Twitter account.
Microsoft has come out and issued a statement highlighting its plan to discontinue all previous Zune models once Zune HD is rolled out. Previous Zune devices will continue to be sold by Microsoft until no more stock remains. However one thing is for sure Microsoft will stop the manufacturing of these old devices.
Here is the official statement from Microsoft:
Additional flash Zune devices (Zune 4GB, 8GB and 16GB) and hard drive devices (80GB and 120GB) will continue to be available at retail until sold out, though we will not continue to manufacture those devices. In addition to the new Zune HD device, we will also be launching an updated Zune software and service, and the Zune video service will be available on Xbox LIVE this fall. We are committed to our strategy for Zune which is to provide a great entertainment experience through software and services across multiple screens and devices.
Don’t worry if you have the old models, Microsoft will continue to support the old models and will provide with the necessary services that will also include software updates.