Zune Update

On a quick note before going to work . . . Groans . . . i was looking around the net and stumbled into the new Microsoft Zune Website.

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With the release date November 14th US I found a comparison page between the Microsoft Zune and the Apple Ipod.

Category

Zune

iPod 30GB

Price

$249

$249

Storage

30 GB

30 GB

Wi-Fi

YES

none

File Sharing

YES

none

Landscape Mode

YES

none

Portrait Mode

YES

YES

FM Tuner

YES

none

Preloaded Audio

YES

none

Preloaded Video

YES

none

Battery Life

14 hrs

14 hrs

Preloaded Virus

none

RavMonE.exe

Custom Background

YES

none

Gapless Playback

YES

YES

Manufacturer

Japanese

Chinese

Screen Size

3″

2.5″

USB

2.0

2.0

Colors

White, Black, Brown

White, Black

Scroll Wheel

none

YES

Tactile Control

YES

none

Online Service

Zune Marketplace

iTunes

Unlimited Downlaods

$14.99/month

none

Podcast Playback

YES

YES

Battery

Li-Ion

Li-Ion

XBOX Marketplace Integration

YES

none

Unique Online Tag

Zunetag

none

3rd Party Accessories

YES

YES

Social Networking

YES

none

Weight

5.6 ounces

4.8 ounces

Width

2.4″

2.4″

Height

4.4″

4.1″

Depth

0.58″

0.43″

Official Insider News Blog(s)

YES

none

User Forum

Zune Scene

iLounge

Compatibility

PC

Mac, PC

Replaceable Batteries

NO

NO

Semi-Transparent Case

YES

none

Special Edition

Union

U2

Vendor

Microsoft

Apple

Other “Brand Family” Products

none

Nano, Shuffle

Headphones

earbud

earbud

File Compatibility

Format

Zune

iPod

MP3

YES

YES

iTunes (Protected)

NO

YES

Zune Marketplace (Protected)

YES

NO

Plays For Sure (Protected)

NO

NO

AAC

YES

YES

WMA

YES

NO

AIFF

NO

YES

WAV (uncompressed)

NO

YES

.aa (Audible)

NO

YES

JPEG (Photos)

YES

YES

BMP (Photos)

NO

YES

WMV (Video)

YES

NO

MPEG-4 (Video)

YES

YES

H.264 (Video)

YES

YES

Not that these tables tell the WHOLE STORY but there is a fair overview there so it can make your decision a little easier when choosing one to purchase.

Enjoy and again if you hear any updates let me no 🙂

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6 Responses

  1. On Tuesday, November 14th, New York Times writer David Pogue will be live on “Soundcheck” to discuss the brand new Zune music player and compare it to the iPod. He will also discuss the mp3 era we are in. The radio music talk show “Soundcheck” discusses different topics in the music world every Monday thru Friday at 2 PM eastern on WNYC New York Public Radio. It can be heard on 93.9 FM in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. If you are outside this area, you cn listen live online at wnyc.org.

  2. Thanks heaps Nephtaly, i live in Australia so ill be zure to listen online,
    Thanks again for the link and hope to hear from you again

  3. For anyone considering buying a Zune based on this useless information – the Zune does NOT have gapless playback, as I discovered AFTER buying it.
    that will teach me to believe these silly kind of things.

  4. Sorry to hear Scott. I know sometimes that these types of tables dont always tell the truth!! and i have been through that too. I have gone through 4 Ipods in about 14 months. Apart from the gapless playback what other thoughts have you got about the Zune?

  5. there must b somethin wrong with yours because mine has gapless playback

  6. No gapless playback on zune… just in zune software. BOO

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