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Will Microsoft Zune Be Announce Tomorrow?

Will Microsoft Zune Be Announce Tomorrow?

A little bird told us that Microsoft is going to announce Zune tomorrow. We will have something concrete by 11:00 AM tomorrow morning. Until then, we’ll just have to see if this rumor will really materialized and we will keep digging for the truth to the rumor.

Gizmodo’s Exclusive Microsoft Zune Details

Gizmodo’s Exclusive Microsoft Zune Details

The first ever image was just leaked minutes ago, and now more exclusive Zune info as promised by Gizmodo! Lets dive in and get to the gut of the Zune. The scroll wheel isn’t a wheel at all. They’re just four buttons arranged in a wheel formation. Boo! This is a big drawback for iPod users. Then again, Microsoft doesn’t want Steve accusing them of being copycats. Similar to the scroll wheel, the scrolling speed increases if you hold the button down longer. There’s even a large letter that appears in the corner corresponding to the letter of the current song when browsing through the list.

On the back, there’s a grip so you can comfortably hold the player when watching video in landscape mode. There’s also a magnet of some sort on the back of the Zune for headsets to attach to – nice touch. The other functions of the magnet can be used for docking or attaching a case to it. This is still being hashed out. There’s an iPod-like dock connector at the bottom of the unit, while the case itself is plastic and semi-transparent.
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New Details on the Microsoft Zune

New Details on the Microsoft Zune

Thanks to our compatriots over at the Gizmodo, we have some new details on Microsoft's upcoming Zune media player, including what to expect and which details are really just fantasy. As you know by now (and if you don't, come out from underneath that rock of yours), Microsoft's Zune media player is looking to take the iPod head-on for music/video player supremacy. Unlike other competitors that are trying to go head-to-head with the same feature set as the iPod, Microsoft is taking their player in a completely different direction, trying to outmaneuver the iPod with features lacking from Apple's players.

Microsoft ditches Zune desktop app purchasing

Microsoft ditches Zune desktop app purchasing

Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system may not be particularly popular, but it's nice to see that the company keeps trying to tweak the operating system to gain traction. Microsoft is set to make some changes to the marketplace for Windows Phone. One of the changes is that the Zune Desktop software will no longer allow the user to browse through apps and purchase them.

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Microsoft plans to ditch Live, Zune branding in Windows 8

Microsoft plans to ditch Live, Zune branding in Windows 8

In the next generation of Microsoft's Windows operating system, you won't be signing into your Windows Live Mail account or your Windows Live Photo Gallery Account, or your Windows Live Messenger account. You'll be signing in, simply, to your Microsoft account. The "Live" branding is going away in an attempt to make all of Microsoft's products and services more tightly integrated. Ironically, that was the goal of the Live moniker in the first place, but it just isn't working. Windows Live Photo Gallery is just too long of a title.

 

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Zune HD not dead after all claims Microsoft

Zune HD not dead after all claims Microsoft

Microsoft has apparently flip-flopped on the Zune HD again, resurrecting its PMP hardware from the dead and claiming axing the media player lineup was never its intent. After first squashing rumors that the Zune hardware line had been killed, then promptly admitting that the Zune HD was, indeed, dead, Microsoft's support team now insists that "no official info has been released stating hardware is being discontinued."

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Microsoft restores Zune HD page, not axed yet

Microsoft restores Zune HD page, not axed yet

When Microsoft unveiled its Zune Pass price drop with a new splash page showing the service working for PCs, Windows Phones, and the Xbox, the company appeared to have pulled any reference to its Zune HD mp3 player. This quickly sparked reports that it was the end of the road for the device. But not so, says Microsoft, clarifying today that the whole thing was a publishing mistake.

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Microsoft To Port Zune HD Apps To Windows Phone

Microsoft To Port Zune HD Apps To Windows Phone

For those of you that mourned the death of the Zune, with the last of its hardware being the Zune HD, be consoled that its spirit will soon be transferred over to the Windows Phone. In a recent Zune Insider podcast, Zune senior business development manager Dave McLauchlan revealed that the company is currently working to port existing Zune HD apps over to their mobile platform.

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