Microsoft Valentine's Day Zune Delayed; Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Those chaps at Microsoft promised a special edition Zune 80 for Valentine's Day, but the units have struck a delay and will not reach their destinations on time. That surely blows, but if your sweet was due to receive a Cupid red Zune 80, fret not. Microsoft is doing the right thing—they're refunding the cash, and… » 2/09/08 10:55am 2/09/08 10:55am

Microsoft Picks Worst Day of the Year to Announce Red Zune 80 for Valentine's Day

Hey Microsoft, did you really think you were going to eat into Macworld coverage by announcing a new paintjob for the Zune 80 for Valentine's Day? You can't just cut into someone else's party like that; it'd be like Apple announcing some major product during CES or something. If you are so inclined to get a red Zune… » 1/15/08 4:41pm 1/15/08 4:41pm

Zune 80 to be Widely Available in 7-10 Days

Cesar at Zune Insider says a full batch of Zune 80s are ready to ship and will be in most stores within the next week (give or take a couple of days). Apparently, Microsoft anticipated a greater demand for flash Zunes, leading to the Zune 80 shortage. Be afraid, iPod cassic. Be very afraid. [Zune Insider via Got Zune?] » 11/21/07 8:00pm 11/21/07 8:00pm

New Zune Software and Firmware Available

To all of the Giz readers who own first gen Zunes, your Zune 2.0 is available for download now. For a less cryptic version of exactly what we mean, hit up our hands-on with Microsoft's free upgraded Zuneware. For everyone else who doesn't care, we are so, so sorry for distracting you from what looks to be an otherwise… » 11/13/07 10:16am 11/13/07 10:16am

Custom Zune Originals Pretty Damn Good Looking

As expected, last weekend's rumored Zune Originals store turned out to be true. A group of 18 artists (including famous Barcelona artist Catalina Estrada) have produced 27 unique designs called the Artist Series for the Zune Originals store. In addition, the store will feature the Tattoo Series, 20 graphics that can… » 11/12/07 11:14am 11/12/07 11:14am

First 6 Takes on Zune 80 (Verdict: Better Than iPod Classic?)

The $249 Zune 80 is Microsoft's latest attempt to kick the iPod in the nuts, praying to crack Jobs' titanium-diamond alloy cup through Wi-Fi features and a touch of divine intervention. CNET, Wired, Dean Takahashi, PCWorld and YahooTech struck first with reviews on the new device. Their verdicts? The cup has not yet… » 11/12/07 9:42am 11/12/07 9:42am

Zune 80 Getting Tricked Out Customer(ization)?

The guys over at Zune Scene are reporting that Microsoft intends to allow customization to all Zune 80 devices purchased via Zune.net. Apparently, the buyer will be able to make several choices concerning color, custom text (a maximum of five lines) and even opt for an etched logo from a bank of 25 preset images.… » 11/10/07 2:45pm 11/10/07 2:45pm