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Image courtesy Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Zune caught in the wild

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows has posted two photo galleries of Microsoft's Zune portable media player (PMP) in action. The images show a user scrolling through a music library, watching video content along with two users sending/receiving music files and pictures. Browsing through the photo galleries also gives us a pretty thorough overview of the menu system included on Zune as well as its FM radio functionality and Zune friends list.

The Zune was announced yesterday and is positioned to take on Apple's 5/5.5G iPods. The device features a large 3" QVGA screen, 30GB hard drive, WiFi connectivity and a USB 2.0 interface. Also announced alongside the actual player was the Zune Marketplace which rivals Apple’s iTunes as a one-stop shop for purchasing, listening to and syncing music.

Microsoft has also teamed up with Altec Lansing, Belkin Corp., Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, Dual Electronics, Griffin Technology, Harman Kardon and JBL, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Logitech and a host of other companies to provide accessories for the Zune. Apple's iPod has enjoyed healthy aftermarket support for accessories and Microsoft is doing everything in its power to ensure that its Zune players enjoy the same luxuries.

Update 9/15/2006: Team Xbox has posted some videos of the Zune along with commentary on the features of the player.



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Screen caps
By stash on 9/15/2006 1:00:51 AM , Rating: 5
lol, I love how Paul thinks he's got some exclusive there.

Those are screen caps from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMmD6a8N8Q4




RE: Screen caps
By stmok on 9/15/2006 3:58:11 AM , Rating: 2
What do you expect?

His site is basically the unofficial Microsoft technology preview web site. (Its great publicity for Microsoft when Paul has positive things to say about them).

Although, its quite interesting to see he also publishes articles of the negative aspects of Vista. (Stuff he doesn't like...Like the UAC implementation and some inconsistent UI bits).


"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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