Posts Tagged ‘ portable media player ’

Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 The Next Zune?

Jul 16th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Will Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphone be the next Zune? Could be – based on the latest Windows Phone 7, InfoWorld says Microsoft should just kill the project now: There’s no kind way to say it: Windows Phone 7 will be a failure. Windows Phone 7 is a waste of time and money. It’s […]

Here’s A Walkthrough Of The Awesomeness That Is The Zune HD 4.5 Firmware Update

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software

Matt Akers, host of the Zune Insider Podcast, talks with Nate Muller, a PM from the Zune team, about the awesomeness that is the Zune HD firmware update. Highlights include Smart DJ and using the Zune HD on a TV through a Zune HD dock. We haven’t tried this – because we’re still chafing from […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7, Aka The Zune Phone

Feb 15th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveils the next generation of Windows Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series – a new multimedia mobile phone platform that promises to be the biggest introduction since the iPhone. Windows Phone 7 will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience […]

Why Are People So Hyped About The Apple Tablet?

Jan 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, General, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players

Steve Rubel wants to know what’s up with all they hype about the rumored Apple iPad computer. He speculates that We’re Bored and Out of Shiny Objects: For the last several months there’s been a ton of interest in the mythical Apple tablet. Just how much? Since July Google searches for the words Apple and […]

Interest In The Zune HD Is Lukewarm

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

The Microsoft Zune HD is no iPod-killer, according to technology research firm, Compete. Some thought that Microsoft’s new touch-screen portable media player could give the iPod touch a run for its money, but Apple’s latest iPod announcements appear to be generating a lot more interest. According to Compete’s Conrad Beickler: The addition of a video […]

Zune HD Hands-On Tour

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Brian Seitz of Microsoft’s Zune team demonstrates the Zune HD on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. via TechFlashVideos:

Microsoft Zune HD Takes On The World

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft today released the Zune HD touch-screen media player. The Zune HD features an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multitouch screen, an NVIDIA Tegra HD processor and HD Radio capabilities, with software advancements such as the new Quickplay menu and an advanced Web browser. With Zune HD, users now have the ability to store and play […]

Video Shootout: iPod Nano VS Flip SD

Sep 12th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Chris Albrecht (NewTeeVee) made this side-by-side comparison of the video quality of the iPod nano vs the Flip SD. “Overall — the Flip offered a MUCH better picture both indoor and out, providing way more detail in the image,” notes Albrecht. “The Flip microphone was also a little more discerning in our test, able to […]

New Zune HD Preview

Sep 12th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Here’s another preview of Microsoft’s Zune HD. This one offers the briefest glimpse of 3-D gaming on the device, which means Microsoft’s intending to go mano a mano against Apple in the portable gaming space. Think gaming will help improve the Zune’s lot? The Zune HD will be out Tuesday, Sept 15th. via zunited, engadget

Microsoft: No Plans To Sell The Zune HD Outside The US

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Ars Technica reports that Microsoft currently has no plans to sell the Zune HD outside the US. Snarkier readers may wonder if Microsoft currently has any plans to sell the Zune HD inside the US, after Apple’s recent iPod introductions and price cuts. “For the time, being the Zune HD device will remain US only,” […]