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All posts tagged "Zune 16"


Friday, September 19, 2008

Did the Zune 16 Make Apple Scramble to Keep Up?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune News" @ 10:47 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...o_headache.html

"Apple is notifying some of its customers this week that it will be unable to meet quoted delivery times for its new 16GB iPod nanos, fueling rumors that the company was forced to make a last minute change to the product line, possibly at the hands of rival Microsoft...there's been an increasing amount of evidence to suggest that 16GB models remain unavailable simply because Apple's original plans for the fourth-generation iPod nano leading up to last Tuesday's event called for only 4GB and 8GB configurations."

In the MP3 player market, Apple is the most dominant force around - but it seems that if these reports are true, the Zune player may have forced their hand in terms of capacity. Apple prides itself on having products in stores for sale shortly after they're announced, so for there to be a delay of more than two weeks for the 16 GB version of the Nano, something had to have happened to create the delay. Apple has huge manufacturing capacity for their iPods, so it's highly unlikely that they just "forgot" to put these 16 GB into production. And if the reports of marketing materials listing only 4 GB and 8 GB models are to be believed, it seems certain that Apple had no plans to launch a 16 GB Nano until Microsoft forced their hand.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Zune Colours on the Horizon?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 10:25 AM

http://www.zuneboards.com/forums/zu...ne-colours.html

Whenever a new version of the Zune software comes out, adventurous individuals engage in what's called "resource file hacking" - they crack open the Zune software files that contain the images that the Zune software shows when you connect a Zune. This is how we've heard about nearly every new colour for the Zune, and history has repeated itself again when a Zuneboards member discovered these new colours. A blue Zune 120 would be awesome, and I'm surprised how much I like the white ones. What do you think of these colours? I think they should release that 16 GB Citron Zune!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Want to Order the New Zunes? Zune 120 and Zune 16 Now on Sale at Amazon.com

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 01:09 AM

http://astore.amazon.com/zunethough...5712529-9428741

That gorgeous black Zune is the new Zune 120, featuring, yup, 120 GB of storage. Amazon.com has them on sale now for $249 USD, and if you order through our affiliate store, you'll be helping Zune Thoughts out. Thanks! [Affiliate] You can also order the new Zune 16 GB model, and the new Zune 8 in blue.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Spy Photos of the Zune 120 and Zune 16

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 12:07 PM

http://zunited.net/news/index.php?o...mike-cunningham

Mmm. Tasty! The Zune 120 and the Zune 16, in the flesh (so to speak). According to Zunited, these product shot leaks come from someone in Canada. I dig the new box for the Zune 120. And, amazingly, one of the four photos is actually not completely blurry (it seems being able to use macro mode on a camera is like being able to fold your tongue inward - some can, some can't). So I wonder what the price points will be on these new things? Will they be more expensive than the current versions on the market, or will we see Zune stick it to the iPod and offer more storage for the same price? There are lots of options here, so I'm excited to see what the next few months will bring. The Zune 120 wouldn't happen to have a VGA screen, would it? Why the new box if it's just an incremental upgrade on storage? The mystery continues...


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