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Coming Zune 2 a store near you!

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I know this is like “so last week“, but I just read this last night. One of our Big Brothers, Microsoft, is set to release the second version of the Zune. But, get this: the specs on the new Zune are pretty hot. One of my favorite new features is TV-Out. That is great, because the 80GB version may actually allow me to put a good amount of my DVD collection into storage.

The big question to be answered by all digital media players is, “How does it stack up to the iPod?” In two words, it doesn’t. I say that because an iPod is an iPod. People that are passionately in love with their iPods aren’t breaking eye contact with it long enough to notice Microsoft’s latest announcement. And there are A LOT of those people. I will point out for MS that the new Zune is priced a lot lower than the iPod. However, I haven’t seen any cool screenshots of the Zune 2’s software, or images that compare the size of the Zune 2 to something significant (like an iPod Touch).

If you come across some cool images of the Zune 2, let me know. I really want an iPod Touch, but I might make peace in my house if I get myself a Zune 2 and use the saved cash on something nice for the lady. I am such a romantic.


Written by curtismitchell

October 7, 2007 at 9:06 am

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An exciting new release making headlines everywhere!

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Curtis Mitchell is blogging now! Let the people rejoice!

Oh yeah…and in an apparent attempt to steal my thunder, Microsoft (Macrocompetitor) announced that they are releasing the .NET Framework source via a shared license for debugging purposes. This is great news, since I was just explaining to Mark that scripting languages are better for web sites (IMO) than compiled languages because you can follow each line of executed code.

Microsoft must have a psychic friend on speed dial. This is a big step in the right direction for them. Checkout the announcement from Scott.

Written by curtismitchell

October 4, 2007 at 8:04 am

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