Is Zune Finally, Officially, For Real Dead This Time?

It's getting to be one of the more recycled rumors in tech: Microsoft is done with Zune hardware, but Zune software will live on, maybe rebranded, maybe not. This time it's Bloomberg's Dina Bass throwing her tweet into the ring, saying that we won't be seeing any more Zune hardware. » 3/14/11 4:44pm 3/14/11 4:44pm

Zune Dock Proves Other MP3 Players Are Allowed Accessories, Too

It's not the first Zune dock (I believe Altec Lansing has the honor there), but this ZN90B one from iHome features an all-important alarm function and fits both Zune and Zune HD models. » 6/16/10 11:20am 6/16/10 11:20am

Microsoft Might Lower Zune Pass Price To Keep Up With Competition

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft might be considering lowering the price on its Zune Pass service in order to better compete with Apple and RealNetworks. Currently the service gives you unlimited music streaming and 10 song downloads for $14.99/month. [Bloomberg] » 5/27/10 6:51pm 5/27/10 6:51pm

Zune HD In 64GB Capacity Coming Soon?

Wander over to Zune's website and you'll see three different capacities for the Zune HD are listed: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. There's no further info on that roomy HD, but we'll be here all day, Microsoft. [Zune Thanks, tipsters!] » 3/29/10 7:26am 3/29/10 7:26am

Hey Microsoft, We Still Want Zune for the Mac

We've been asking for Zune on the Mac since 2006, the original release of the original Zune. In fact, it's almost a yearly thing that we keep reminding that we want Zune Plus and the other Zune features on Macs. » 8/19/09 3:40pm 8/19/09 3:40pm

Rumor: Zune HD Comes in 16/32GB Sizes, Launches September 8

A tipster just dropped off a few internal Microsoft docs that point to a September 8 launch of the Zune HD. In addition to that, the tipster says it's coming in 16GB and 32GB versions. All pretty logical. » 6/24/09 1:20pm 6/24/09 1:20pm

Zune Upgrade Plan Rumor Isn't as Sensational as It Sounds

Lately, wild rumors have dominated the Zune conversation. But what about the regular old player? The one that actually exists? Look! Someone's talking about it: behold the utterly believable Zune Upgrade Plan, as reported and/or theorized by ZuneScene.
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Wes Moss Is the New Super Douchey Face of Microsoft's Zune

We call people douchebags all the time, but Wes Moss, the star of Microsoft's latest Zune ad has all the credentials of being a record holder. Let's look, shall we? » 5/12/09 5:00pm 5/12/09 5:00pm

New Zune HD Renders Surface: Fake Fan Art or For Real?

These lack the polish and Zune-y color styling of the last leak, which leads me to believe these very well may be the work of a frothing Zune-guy-in-training. But the production levei is high. » 4/15/09 9:30am 4/15/09 9:30am

30GB Zunes Failing Everywhere, All At Once

Right, so this is a weird one: we're getting tons of reports—tons—about failing Zune 30s. Apparently, the players began freezing at about midnight last night, becoming totally unresponsive and practically useless. Update: The easy official fix here. » 12/31/08 5:10am 12/31/08 5:10am

Zune Guy Makes Yet Another Fantastic Life Decision

Zune Guy — arguably the greatest fanboy of our time » 10/20/08 5:32am 10/20/08 5:32am — has decided to finally commit his from his namesake to ink. So what does he do? He integrates the Zune logo into a tattoo of Dick Cheney as the Devil, where it serves as a makeshift inverted pentagram on the veep's forehead. As far as tattoos go, this…

New Zune Colors Revealed in 3.0 Software

While digging through the new Zune 3.0 software » 9/16/08 4:12pm 9/16/08 4:12pm, a Zuneboards forum member discovered several new colors on for those who want to branch out from basic black. From the looks of things a blue, white and red version are in the mix—available in different color configurations that could include a black or silver backing.…

More Sneak-Peaks at the Forthcoming Zune 3.0 Software

We've already seen Mixview » 9/12/08 3:00pm 9/12/08 3:00pm, Zune 3.0's more visual take on a Genius-like auto-generating playlist, as well as some like Buy From FM on the device itself. Today some more interface shots of what Microsoft will help turn the Zune guy back have surfaced for you perusal. Like iTunes 8, once you get past the…

Zune PR Head Says Babies Will Choose Zune

In a recent interview, Zune PR head Adam Sohn told the New York Times that "babies are born every day without an iPod. We will get there." There being, presumably, more than the measly 2% market share the player holds now. But babies? Really? Microsoft, I think I've figured out your problem-you're going after a… » 9/11/08 11:30pm 9/11/08 11:30pm

Official: New Zune Lineup Packs More Storage, Wi-Fi Downloads

CNet » 9/08/08 2:52pm 9/08/08 2:52pm spotted Microsoft jumping the gun today to avoid running into : Microsoft has gone ahead and rolled out details onthe new Zune lineup we've been hearing about a day early. And it's what we've known all along: a storage bump up to 120GB for hard drive models, and an 8GB/16GB choice for flash. And the Zune 3.0…

120GB Zune Makes World Debut Courtesy of FCC

The FCC's test report—found by I Started Something » 8/18/08 11:37am 8/18/08 11:37am—for an upcoming "Portable Media Device with 120GB Hard Drive" by Microsoft is the 120GB Zune, and was first tested June 19 of this year. What's this mean to you? Not a whole lot, since this Zune is the exact same size and shape as the old one, except with increased…

iHome ZN9 is the World's First Zune Alarm Clock Radio

It's pretty amazing that no one's made an alarm clock radio for the Zune yet—it's been out for a year and a half already—but iHome's stepped up to the plate. The ZN9 has dual alarms, separate weekday/weekend times, backlit LCD, and of course a Zune dock. It's similar in functionality to this other iHome alarm clock… » 6/05/08 4:56pm 6/05/08 4:56pm

GameStop Squashes Its Bad Zune Habit

It was always strange seeing a video game retailer peddling MP3 players, but nevertheless GameStop has ceased selling Microsoft Zune portable media players. The breakup puts a small speedbump in Microsoft's path to wrest marketshare away from Apple's iPod line, and could slow the progress Zune made against Creative … » 5/25/08 12:00pm 5/25/08 12:00pm