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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 Appleā€™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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By Crusader on 9/15/2006 1:37:19 PM , Rating: 0
Wrong. As many here have stated, there are plenty of advantages the Ipod holds. Which is why its the market leader, you dont sell that many based off hype and cool-factor alone.
The interface, the quality, the accessories, built-in itunes support, there are many reasons people purchase and enjoy ipods.
Overall I'd say its the best product out there, sales numbers would tend to back me up.

I've tried many other brands and Apple had best ideas for this product.
Oh wait, they still do, which is why they are the best selling product. They've become cool because everyone has one, everyone has one because they rock. Everyone enjoys the ipod for different reasons.

But your some sort of great individualistic human being, breaking some mold, or elite because you went with another solution.
Its rather juvenile (and ignorant) to not buy the best product.

Some people feel they can be an "individual" by not using MS products either.. well, unfortunately for them they tend to anyway. The folly of youth I guess to not just bow down and admit when you are wrong and think its cool to be a rebel instead of using what works the best.

Enjoy your pile.


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