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New hardware specs allegedly meant for Zune phone

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 May 2009 1:45 User comments (8)

New hardware specs allegedly meant for Zune phone Reports continue to appear about the long rumored Zune Phone. Ever since the successful launch of the first iPhone in 2006 there has been speculation that Microsoft intends to create a so-called 'iPhone killer' based on the Zune and running a future version of Windows Mobile.
The iPhone, of course, runs a stripped down version of OS X and includes iPod functionality.

Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet is speculating that a new set of specs from Microsoft is part of a Zune phone project. She notes that the CPU and RAM requirements would make it faster than the iPhone, although that doesn't take the operating system into account.

OS X, being a UNIX derivative, is well suited for running on a mobile device like the iPhone or iPod Touch.

So far no one knows enough about where Windows Mobile is headed to say for sure how it would perform on any particular hardware.

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113.5.2009 3:10
magilu
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It's really a long time to be waiting for so called Zune Phone.

Maybe iPhone is going far away the coming Zune phone. Now there's iPhone 3G and more little apps appear in the market, like iPhone Ringtone Maker, iPhone Transfer, iPhone Contact Transfer etc. (http://www.imtoo.com/iphone-transfer.html
http://www.imtoo.com/iphone-ringtone-maker.html)

213.5.2009 11:59

Microsoft never learns. They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 May 2009 @ 12:00

313.5.2009 12:27

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They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.
You know I wouldn't say that. There are a lot of phones that have touch screens that can be blamed for trying to compete with the iphone. Mediocre phones at that. But in the end I really don't think they were trying to compete with the ipod/iphone line, just giving an alternative. I don't like ipods. How long it takes to sync, album art, its possesive organization of your music. The Zune is actually nicer (to me anyway)with it's screen and ui. I don't know thats just me.

414.5.2009 2:32

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They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.
You know I wouldn't say that. There are a lot of phones that have touch screens that can be blamed for trying to compete with the iphone. Mediocre phones at that. But in the end I really don't think they were trying to compete with the ipod/iphone line, just giving an alternative. I don't like ipods. How long it takes to sync, album art, its possesive organization of your music. The Zune is actually nicer (to me anyway)with it's screen and ui. I don't know thats just me.
I second that. I especially hate, HATE, iTunes.

516.5.2009 5:55

Originally posted by magilu:
It's really a long time to be waiting for so called Zune Phone.
Remember it took Microsoft four generations of iPod to get off their laurels and make an mp3 player. Sometimes I think they have a problem with motivation...

617.5.2009 22:14

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Microsoft never learns. They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.
Indeed.

It will be a collector's item............

719.5.2009 3:38
magilu
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They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.
You know I wouldn't say that. There are a lot of phones that have touch screens that can be blamed for trying to compete with the iphone. Mediocre phones at that. But in the end I really don't think they were trying to compete with the ipod/iphone line, just giving an alternative. I don't like ipods. How long it takes to sync, album art, its possesive organization of your music. The Zune is actually nicer (to me anyway)with it's screen and ui. I don't know thats just me.
I second that. I especially hate, HATE, iTunes.
I don't like iTunes either. I have gone to third party software to transfer iPod and iPhones, imtoo ipod computer transfer and imtoo iphone transfer are pretty useful and easier than iTunes. You can download them at http://www.imtoo.com/ipod-computer-transfer.html

86.6.2009 23:18

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They tried to out do the ipod with the Zune. It didn't work. Now they are trying to compete with the Iphone.
You know I wouldn't say that. There are a lot of phones that have touch screens that can be blamed for trying to compete with the iphone. Mediocre phones at that. But in the end I really don't think they were trying to compete with the ipod/iphone line, just giving an alternative. I don't like ipods. How long it takes to sync, album art, its possesive organization of your music. The Zune is actually nicer (to me anyway)with it's screen and ui. I don't know thats just me.
I second that. I especially hate, HATE, iTunes.
I don't like iTunes either. I have gone to third party software to transfer iPod and iPhones, imtoo ipod computer transfer and imtoo iphone transfer are pretty useful and easier than iTunes. You can download them at http://www.imtoo.com/ipod-computer-transfer.html


I am also in total agreement, i love my 30gb Zune, I absolutely love the device and the software is so much better than itunes.

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