Zune 2 Photo Leaks – Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse

Oct 2, 2007
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Apparently it can, and Microsoft knows just how. There appears to be 3 new models, the two smaller ones are the 4 and 8 Gigabyte sizes and the full sized one is, as best I can read the out of focus print, carrying an 80GB hard drive.

Just up front, I want to state that SlashGear has no deal with Microsoft to keep the embargo of these photos, and they weren’t sent directly to us, they are from Zune-Online.com, but the embargo was until midnight of the 3rd, or tonight for those of you who stay up late. Now on to business, its nice to see that MS is finally giving the 2nd gen Nano a run for its money, too bad they are a full generation too late. Also, the 80GB Zune, once again, a day late and a dollar short, Apple now has 160GB iPod classics.

I won’t even bother comparing them to them to the new Nano’s or the iPod Touch. And what is with that stupid square-like button in the center? I mean they screwed up the UI navigation on the first set of Zunes and now they came back and asked how they could make it worse? Don’t even get me started on the colors, we had a matte black, a matte white, a fecal brown, and then eventually a few better colors the first time around an now they get worse?

Oh, I must give credit where its due, you can finally sync your Zune’s library wirelessly with your PC. Below is a copy of the caption that apparently accompanied these Photos:

**EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT, Oct. 3, 2007** One of three new Microsoft Corp. Zune portable media players that were announced Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 is shown at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash. The model shown is a flash-memory model that is available in 4-gigabyte and 8-gigabyte sizes. The new devices now offer wireless syncing with personal computers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The First Real Zune 2 Photos! [via zune-online]


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