Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Zune Mp3 Player

Now this is want I'm talking about!!! I bought an iPod a while back and was not happy with it at all. Thank god I bought it at Costco, cause I was able to return it. It totally messed up all my music files by converting them to another file type. I think they were MP4's or something like that, but now Microsoft is coming out with this bad boy in November!

The iPod has a new enemy in town, with an official release date of Nov. 14 in the USA and a $249.99 price tag. The Microsoft Zune opens a new market of "social" music connectivity.

WMA, MP3, AAC, JPEG,WMV, MPEG-4, H.264 media playback

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity30 GB Hard Drive

3 inch video LCD 320x240

White, Black, and Brown Colors

FM Radio

TV output connectivity 640x480

Dedicated song download site (Zune Marketplace)

DJ Mode

Podcast playback

Updateable Firmware

Estimated 12 hr battery life for audio, 3.5 hr video

3 day playback of Wi-Fi transfered songs from friends

XBOX streaming

XBOX (Microsoft) points compatibility

Preloaded music videos

Over a dozen accessories at launch

5.6 ounces in weight, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.58 inches size

Metric: 158 g, 112 x 61 x 14.7 mm size

Custom background images

WiFi transfer of photographs Tag based storage system (Will not appear as drive)

PC Compatibility (no Mac client at launch)

Zune tag enabled Horizontal and vertical video orientation