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Flash Zune and Zune 2.0 details revealed by engineer

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 11 Apr 2007 8:09 User comments (2)

Flash Zune and Zune 2.0 details revealed by engineer While the iPod continues to be the market leader for portable mp3 players, recently selling its 100 millionth unit, Microsoft has been working on the 2.0 version of their Zune player and hopes to have its one millionth sold by June of this year.
Currently, the 2.0 is a little way aways from becoming a reality but Microsoft has revealed that they will be selling the first generation Zune in two new colors, "Watermelon Red" and "Baby Pink".

However, perhaps unknowingly, a Microsoft Zune engineer has revealed more than a few details for the new Zune 2.0.

The design of the new Zune will be identical except it will be thinner and include a larger HDD.

According to the engineer there will also be a new "Flash Zune" that will specifically compete with the iPod Nano and Shuffle.

According to the Microsoft employee, "the Flash Zune measures 3" x 1.25" x 0.25" vs. 4.4" x 2.4" x .58" for the original Zune and 3.5" x 1.6" x .25" for the 2G iPod Nano."

The flash Zune will have the same abilities as the current 2GB iPod Nanos and will include built in WiFi.

Microsoft plans to manufacture over 1.5 million of the new flash Zunes throughout the calender year of 2007.


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2 user comments

111.4.2007 13:25

Great News, a new Zune coming. "Built in Wi-Fi?????" The original said that, but it only works Zune to Zune. I need more info before I would call this a story.

212.4.2007 05:05

wow, this is great news, finally the so called 'Ipod killer' might actually start to kill the ipod off! well take a decent share of the market, i might actually get a Zune 2.0 if it is a bigger HDD and even thinner!

I think the wifi thing also works at those netowr points aroudn the city and u can connect to the zune market place from taht and downlaod directy from it, but i'm not sure!

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