Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 19:49 UTC
Microsoft Usually, we do not report on .mp3 players. However, sometimes we cannot go around them. Today is one of those times: Microsoft has launched its supposed iPod killer, the Zune. "Not a lot of surprises in the specs department, but they've confirmed the basics we've known for a while, like WiFi, 30GB of HDD, built-in FM, a 3-inch screen and the basic music, pictures and video playback. They also finally let slip the screen res - an unsurprising QVGA - and some better news on the codec front: the Zune supports h.264, MP3, AAC and WMA."
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by gnemmi on Thu 14th Sep 2006 20:23 UTC
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2006-08-17

Usually, we do not report on .mp3 players. However, sometimes we cannot go around them

Why not?

I couldn't find the answer in that advertisement ... oops, sorry .. I meant article ..

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RE: em ..
by Beta on Thu 14th Sep 2006 22:19 in reply to "em .. "
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2005-07-06

I couldn't find the answer in that advertisement ... oops, sorry .. I meant article ..

Same thinking here. As if they need more press for their ever-expanding monopoly into everything.

and some better news on the codec front: the Zune supports h.264, MP3, AAC and WMA."

I'm sorry, but where is the better news there? If it didn't support MP3 and their own format WMA I would've been shocked. But wow, they add the other two popular formats used by the current rival players.. Big deal.

I'm hoping they sell it for a loss (and that would be the only reason I would buy one), and I can install some quality software on it to use the codecs of my choice.

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