Zune

  • Zune marketplace image appears, probably genuine

    Zune marketplace image appears, probably genuine

    Microsoft still has plans for the Zune brand and the marketplace is probably a big part of it. Details are still light but at least we now have what is suppose to be a screenshot of the service. Who knows if it’s legit, but it at least seems to have all the same visual aspects of the Zune. It wouldn’t be surprising if it is the real thing. Now, our main question is will Microsoft… Read More

  • Microsoft is entering the streaming music market. Hooray.

    Microsoft is entering the streaming music market. Hooray.

    The Telegraph has word that Microsoft will be entering the streaming music market. The plan is to offer free streaming, and the option to purchase music for download. Just what the world needs, another streaming solution. Another boutique music store. Another walled garden from which digital content can be rationed out to the masses, while fatcat music execs wallow in piles of cash. Read More

  • How to stream your Zune Pass music to your iPhone

    How to stream your Zune Pass music to your iPhone

    Dru at Gearlive has unearthed a fascinating Escherian software solution that allows you to stream ZunePass music. Zune Pass, for those not in in the know, is Microsoft's $15 a month streaming service that can blow music through your Zune and onto your Windows desktop. Then you need Orb. Then you send the music straight to the iPhone over the Interwebs. Simplicity itself. Read his whole DIY if… Read More

  • Rumor: 16GB Zune HD to cost 10-20% less than comparable iPod

    Rumor: 16GB Zune HD to cost 10-20% less than comparable iPod

    An engineer at Microsoft has ballparked the cost of the 16GB ZuneHD at somewhere between $250 and $280 (for reference, a 16GB iPod Touch is $300). That's a little bit higher than I'd have guessed, but considering OLED screens are still expensive, to say nothing of flash memory, it's a solid estimate. Trouble is, where are they going to get people to take it for a spin? Apple's got a great spot for… Read More

  • ZuneHD rocks the Teg-ra, rocks the Teg-ra

    ZuneHD rocks the Teg-ra, rocks the Teg-ra

    I thought we already knew this, since it was included in all those other details that were confirmed shortly after, but everybody else seems surprised so we should probably at least act like we didn’t know (we’re very polite here at CG). Yes, the ZuneHD does officially use Nvidia’s Tegra chipset — its hardware decoder and low power draw made it a natural choice. I still… Read More

  • Zune down tomorrow, June 16th

    Zune down tomorrow, June 16th

    Attention Zunatics: regularly scheduled maintenance on all things Zune begins tonight. Don’t freak out if you can’t access the marketplace from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow. The Social will be there for you on Wednesday. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 4GB Zune + extras for $88

    CrunchDeals: 4GB Zune + extras for $88

    Buy.com is selling the 4GB Microsoft Zune for $87.77 with free shipping. According to the product page, this is a "Blowout Price!" which may fan the flames of the ZuneHD-coming-in-September rumor from earlier today as it appears retailers might begin trying to clear out old inventory. Read More

  • Zune HD gets the video treatment

    It's pretty crazy over there at All Things Digital, and in the hubbub it looks like the Zune HD has had its picture tooken and video shotten. This little video tour shows off the smoothness and speed of the UI, which looks like it has adapted extremely well to the touchscreen. I have my doubts about the screen resolution (480x272 is... well, passable), but the fact that it's OLED makes for… Read More

  • ZuneHD to debut at E3

    ZuneHD to debut at E3

    You saw the leaks, you read the announcement last night, and now you know when this sucker will be touchable for real. E3 will see the ZuneHD in all its glory, and we'll be there to cover it for sure. Even if I have to tear myself away from the Dark Knight or Project Trico, I'll get you guys some solid video of this long-awaited update to the Zune family. Read More

  • ZuneHD: official at last, but HD it ain't

    ZuneHD: official at last, but HD it ain't

    The ZuneHD has been acknowledged by Microsoft, and although much of what we reported turns out to have been true (OLED touchscreen, web browser), we were hoping for a little more resolution. A 480×272 screen on a device branded “HD” is a bit misleading. I suppose the HD is for the HD radio receiver inside, but honestly, that’s not much of a killer app, though it’ll be… Read More