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Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?

Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their mobile platforms.

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?
Belkin is soon to release this iPhone case that appears to have a bunch of Zune logos all over it. Is this a matter of stupidity or subliminal sabotage? Are the Belkinites a bunch of closeted Zune lovers or are they just a bit clueless?
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Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs

Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs
Earlier today, we broke the news that new Microsoft Zune media players had shown up on the FCC website for approval. In the last few hours, many more details about the new models have surfaced around the web.

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed
By now those in the know are aware that Microsoft is just about set to release several new Zune media players. Thanks to some drawings over at the FCC website, I can confirm that there are definitely new models in the works.

Free Itunes With Zune Purchase. Huh? Wha?

Free Itunes With Zune Purchase. Huh? Wha?
Whoops! CompUSA made a bit of a blunder this week when it advertised a free $15 iTunes gift card with the purchase of any Microsoft Zune 30GB Music Player. Now if you could only figure out a way to get those DRM locked tunes from iTunes to the Zune, you’d be all set.

Belkin Shows Zune Accessories

Belkin Shows Zune Accessories
In case you’re planning on picking up Microsoft’s new Zune player for the holidays, you might want to check out some of these new accessories being offered by Belkin: TuneBase FM Transmitter($79.99): Broadcast tunes to your car stereo; able to work in either portrait or landscape mode TunePower ($59.99): Special case which includes a battery for up to 6 hours of extra playtime and a “kickstand” for hands-free video viewing Acrylic Case ($29.99) Folio Leather Kickstand Case ($29.99) Microfiber Holster Case($29.99) Neoprene Sports Armband Case ($29.99) Sports Jacket Case with Armband ($19.99) ClearScreen Overlay ($14.99) All accessories should be released in North America by the end of November.

Zune Pricing and Date Official

Zune Pricing and Date Official
After much speculation on prices ranging from $229 to $299, the Microsoft Zune media player has been officially announced for a November 14th release date at a price of $249.99. This places it head to head with other 30GB media players such as Apple’s iPod.

Apple Zune?

Apple Zune?
What’s wrong with this picture? Looks like someone at Amazon made a pretty big freudian slip. I’m not sure how long this will remain up on their site, but here’s the original page. [via Digg]

Zune Price, Jaws Drop

Zune Price, Jaws Drop
After early assumptions that the 30GB Zune media player would run $299, it’s been reported that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” will actually launch at the surprisingly low price of $229.99. This surprise announcement certainly shakes things up, what with both the iPod 30GB and Creative Zen:M 30GB both just reduced to $249.

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune

Apple and Creative Price Drops Put the Squeeze on Zune
Hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement to drop the price of it’s latest (5.5 generation) iPod 30gb model to $249, Creative Labs has just dropped the price on their Zen Vision:M 30gb model to $249 as well.

Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos

Microsoft Zune User Interface Videos
Mobility Today posted some up close footage of the new Microsoft Zune media player in action today. Note the huge album art, and video playback is done in landscape mode to provide excellent widescreen movie viewing.

Microsoft Zune Officially Announced

Microsoft Zune Officially Announced
Hot on the heels of Apple’s iPod announcements, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off of their Zune media player. As expected, the player can handle both audio and video playback on a 3″ LCD screen that can work in either portrait or landscape mode.

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune

Patent Application Could be Trouble for Zune
While Microsoft is touting the wonders of the music sharing features of the new Zune media player, I’m quite familiar with a project in which a team from the MIT Media lab developed a similar wireless music sharing capability a couple of years ago.

Microsoft Zune is Really a Toshiba

Microsoft Zune is Really a Toshiba
Crunchgear has broken the news that the initial Microsoft Zune media player will be manufactured by Toshiba, not Microsoft. The device has been registered with the FCC as the Toshiba 1089. It’s been confirmed that the player features a 30GB hard drive, a 3″ LCD, USB 2.0 and 802.11 b/g connectivity.

Keyboards With Integrated iPod / Zune Docks

Keyboards With Integrated iPod / Zune Docks
Razer Pro|Solutions has announced the upcoming release of the Pro|Type line of multimedia keyboards which incorporate built-in docks for either Apple iPod or Microsoft Zune media players. The keyboards will also include 10 programmable hotkeys for macros (32k of onboard memory for macros), Media Center control keys, Line-level out for audio peripherals and two built-in USB ports.

Microsoft Zune Pricing Details

Microsoft Zune Pricing Details
[UPDATE 9/28/2006: After rumors of a low-ball $229 price, the Zune was officially announced for $249.99 – that’s the real, final MSRP] This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) has learned from several retailers that Microsoft is planning to release their “iPod killer”, Zune digital media player this fall (rumors have it as a November 14th release date) at an MSRP of $299.
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