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Microsoft Zune Upgrade Program planned?

Microsoft Zune Upgrade Program planned?

It's not quite as exciting as a new Zune HD, but if you fancy upgrading your old Zune 30GB or would like to help Microsoft shift some more of their current-gen stock, then the Zune Upgrade Program might be for you.  According to unnamed sources, Microsoft are preparing to launch a discount scheme whereby cuts of up to $70 will be on offer to existing owners looking to switch to a more recent model.

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Zune HD is Digital Entertainment Handheld say sources

Zune HD is Digital Entertainment Handheld say sources

The Zune HD is actually a "digital entertainment handheld" that will allow Microsoft to take on Apple, Sony, Nintendo and Google, claim the latest leaks.  In fact, according to TeamXbox.com, rumors regarding the Zune HD actually started filtering in all the way back in August 2008; their sources tell them that the Microsoft device - codenamed "xYz", to suggest the bridge between Xbox and Zune - will be a converged device but not a phone, and have a large WVGA touchscreen display together with "hardware features not found on any handheld on the market".

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Microsoft tip new Zune in June: “hold off from buying an iPhone/Pre”

Microsoft tip new Zune in June: “hold off from buying an iPhone/Pre”

More Microsoft Zune news today, as the company's own developers tip a new product set to launch in June.  The Office 2010 team are mainly intending to twitter about their software, but they've also suggested that "June 2009 will be an important month for Zune lovers"; a second tweet advised would-be iPhone and Palm Pre buyers to hold off in anticipation of a new Microsoft product launch.

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4th Gen Zune coming to compete with iPod Touch?

4th Gen Zune coming to compete with iPod Touch?

Engadget got a hold of some artwork of the new Zune HD. At first it was believed to simply be a concept, but there are rumors coming from "sources close to Zune" that this is indeed the next Zune. The Zune 4th Generation will be a bit smaller than the iPod Touch, and have competitive features.

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Microsoft Zune retail displays to get brighter

Microsoft Zune retail displays to get brighter

Microsoft's retail location plans are now public, but it's much more likely you'll come across something like this new Zune retail display at your local electronics emporium.  Designed by Oregon-based Planned Marketing Solutions International (PMSI), the new renders show a far more eye-catching (and less brown) evolution of the current, relatively dreary Zune displays.

More renders after the cut

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Microsoft Tegra-based phone rumors reignite; Poppycock says firm

Microsoft Tegra-based phone rumors reignite; Poppycock says firm

Microsoft is once again being tipped to announce a new, homegrown smartphone that would not only use the company's software but their own hardware too.  This latest incarnation of the rumor comes courtesy of Broadpoint AmTech analyst Doug Freedman, who has suggested that Microsoft will use a Qualcomm baseband and NVIDIA Tegra chipset in their new device.

"We have been able to identify NVDA’s second handset design win for the Tegra Applications Processor (our Jan. 12th note identified HTC). We believe that Tegra is also designed into an upcoming Microsoft smartphone (with a Qualcomm baseband solution). We believe that MSFT may announce one of the new phones at 3GSM" Doug Freedman, chip analyst, Broadpoint AmTech

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