Tuesday is commonly the day the world changes. One of the most common changes is that new music and videos are released to stores on Tuesday. Historically, IBM released new products on Tuesday. There even use to be quote, "the world never changes on a Monday." For Microsoft, the MP3 player world changed today (a Tuesday). We released two new Zune MP3 players: a 120GB HD Zune and a 16GB memory-based Zune.
Why are these two Zunes different than our previously released versions? Here are some key highlights:
You can expect a software update from Zune.net to enable these features later this month. All the other features like Wireless Sync, Wireless Sync, play video and TV Shows, etc. are still enabled.
I'm not a subscriber to Audible, but I know a number of people who are and they'll be happy with this feature.
Personally, I like the FM Song Tagging. I know, in the age of MP3s and satellite radio, FM radio listening is so last year, but when I'm not listening to NPR/SCPR, I like listening to KROQ and myFM. Being able to tag a song is a lot less frustrating than trying to write down the name of the song or typing it on Mobile OneNote on my phone.
Hopefully these new updates also brings a better software experience. We'll have to wait and see.
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You can't change the world by ignoring its existence.
Since Zunes are not available outside North America, they are irrelevant to the world.
This is particularly bad since it's now possible to develop for Zune using XNA Game Studio (a very good feature IMO) - since this requires an actual Zune, non-North American developers are effectively discriminated against.
Not a high point for Microsoft.
I'm sorry to sound negative, but this really is something that should be taken seriously.
Wow...I was not aware Zunes were not available outside North America. Even if you buy a Zune and set your OS to en-us to get support and access to Zune pass internationally, Zune still doesn’t support Unicode. Yikes!