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Windows 7: Are "other touch-screen Zune players" on the horizon?

16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
Are "other touch-screen Zune players" on the horizon?


The Zune HD has been released, our review has been posted, the apps have made an appearance, and a long slew of rumors and hype has finally ended. Wait. What do you mean it might be happening all over again?

While looking over the Zune HD's various manuals and documentation, Engadget noticed the mention of "other touch-screen Zune players" in the A/V dock's quick start guide. For those with text-only browsers, here's the important part of the quote:

Touch-screen Zune players
An HDMI cable (included) and a high-definition TV are required for high-definition viewing. Zune HD and other touch-screen Zune players also work with the composite A/V cable (included).

Considering that there aren't any other touchscreen Zunes out there, and that all the other Zunes have been discontinued, it looks to us like Redmond is scheming to release more Zunes (and not just the rumored Zune HD 64GB).

If there really is more to come, Microsoft isn't going to let us in on the secret that easily. "We've always said that we're committed to Zune in the long-term and will continue to evolve Zune over time," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. "However, we've made no announcements around additional Zune devices. Today we're proud of Zune HD and the outstanding portable experience it provides our customers." This looks like the first of many rumors to come, though with Microsoft you never know for sure.
Source: Are "other touch-screen Zune players" on the horizon? - Ars Technica

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16 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC

I love the Zune but unfortunately the Zune HD will not be coming to Canada. Best Buy and Future Shop are not planning on carrying them up here for now. One of my friends that works for Best Buy said it was because of issues with the CRTC and Microsoft's online music service for the Zune.

I figure I'll just get one online anyway. I probably wouldn't use the service anyway. It's not like I used iTunes when I had an iPod.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 7100 build

I would not expect other touch devices unless they update the current model. Or I could see different sizes, but as for a different unit all together I highly doubt it. No need and for sure not enough market share yet lol.

But right now I am enjoying my ZuneHD 32gig :)
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