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Messenger now on Zune HD
My main man andy_faz reminded me yesterday that Messenger is now available for Zune HD. The navigation takes a bit of getting used to and it’s not as full featured as it’s iPhone cousin but nonetheless, good to see it on Zune. The Metro UI looks as delicious as ever, Facebook integration, and social...
3 Oct 2010
Windows Phone 7 is pulling in to the platform
[updated to resolve errors in my original post, thanks for comments] I’ve read a few interesting blogs today that got me thinking about the platform nature of Microsoft’s business and in particular Windows Phone 7. First up was Paul Thurrot’s post titled Windows Phone's Real Secret Weapon: Developers...
31 Aug 2010
Zune HD in device manager
Sweet…I hadn’t noticed that Zune HD now has its own icon in device manager in Windows 7. Maybe it’s always been there but perhaps it was part of the 4.2 update?
23 Apr 2010
Zune HD 64GB Coming & Zune 4.5 is here
Last week we announced that a 64gb Zune HD will be available (yes, US and Canada only, I know, I know…) from Zune Originals . Ahead of that, the Zune 4.5 firmware was announced today with the Smart DJ feature from the desktop software now built in to your device. Also is 4.5 is expanded video codec support...
5 Apr 2010
Zune HD gets Facebook
I can’t remember a time at Microsoft when I had so much to blog about. It’s keeping me up late at night to keep you abreast of everything (well, not everything ) that is going on. Windows Phone, Natal, Cloud, Surface…..and now Zune HD with a funky new Facebook app. Okay so we’re not in the iPhone apps...
2 Mar 2010
Twitter comes to Zune
will be loading it up tonight and will review.
16 Dec 2009
PGR Ferrari Edition on Zune HD
This is how PGR: Ferrari Edition looks on my Zune HD. In fact, it looks a LOT better than that and the gameplay, once you get used to the sensitivity of the accelerometer, is excellent. If you have a Zune HD, it’s a free download from the apps tab within the desktop software. Now looking forward to the...
16 Nov 2009
Zune HD 4.3 firmware released
Though I’m not seeing it yet (must be a staged rollout) the 4.3 firmware for Zune HD has just been released. I’m going to change my region to US to see if that jolts it. UPDATE: I forced the update using the following instructions from charms55 on the Zune forums. 1. Press POWER/MEDIA (side) buttons...
8 Nov 2009
Zune HD. If you can, you must
I’ve held off blogging about my Zune HD for a few weeks so I could get a feel for it and offer a considered opinion. Thankfully for me, my opinion hasn’t changed since I took it out of the box – it’s stunningly good. The hardware is a impressive and much like an iPhone when you first see one, hard to...
5 Oct 2009
Zuneify your Twitter avatar
Not something I personally want to do but as I’m pretty happy with my Zune avatar (Banksy’s Flying Copper) but nice to see the attention to detail from the Zune team
4 Oct 2009
Zune HD commercial
4 Oct 2009
Zune HD video
Gordon reminded me that it’s been well over a week since I got my Zune HD and I haven’t posted anything about it. I plan to address that this week but in the meantime, savour this video hat tip to Long Zheng
27 Sep 2009
Zune HD Day
I got the email I wanted from Amazon yesterday to confirm that my Zune HD is en route and should be arriving at my hotel in Seattle any moment now. Wooohooooo…..there goes my day :) I’m quite exccited about this new device, so much so that during a meeting yesterday when one was handed around I resisted...
15 Sep 2009
Stainless Steel Shuffle
For me, the Stainless Steel Shuffle is by far the coolest thing that Apple announced during their event this week. Nano’s with cameras? I’m not feeling it….but a Jonathan Ive classic design, that’s more like it. Still, I wont be buying one as I just pre-ordered my Zune HD with guaranteed delivery on...
10 Sep 2009
Zune HD pre-order
The Zune HD website got an update last night and it’s now available for pre-order. The 32gb model comes in platinum an the 16gb model in black. They’re $289.99 and $219.99 respectively though I couldn’t get any of the pre-order links to work this morning. Also from Sept 15th www.ZuneOriginals...
13 Aug 2009
Zune HD hands-on
(Credit: Donald Bell/CNET Networks) The Zune HD must be getting close now with such a thorough hands on review from by Donald Bell at C|Net . It sounds like a beautifully engineered device and though it’s different from an iPod Touch that’s what it’ll obviously be compared to. I have a Touch and...
5 Aug 2009
Zune HD Industrial Design
[udpate] Bonus – Steve Ballmer demos the Zune HD at the D Conference. Kudos to Engadget I’m a student of industrial design and detailing (albeit not a very good one) so I thought it may be worth taking a closer look at some of the detailing on the new Zune HD. Upper Rear I like the brushed...
28 May 2009
Zune HD Lands – with OLED and multitouch web browser
[update] the ZuneHD site wasn’t working when I checked this morning but it’s up now. Not much more there but a nice looking page :) It’s been rumoured for a while but today we announced the US availability of Zune HD , the next iteration of the Zune device line. It looks terrific though it’s a...
27 May 2009
Zune Pass Takes it to Apple’s Wallet
Now Zune is going after Apple where it hurts most right now – in the wallet. the Zune pass is sadly not available for my imported Zune but it if was I’d be using it. $15 a month for as much music as you like. Check out the video of Wes Moss Video: Zune-Capacity hat tip to Liveside
11 May 2009
I wouldn’t normally comment on rumours around our own products but this looks VERY promising. an HD Zune? I don’t really watch much video on my Zune but it looks beautiful. You may think working at Microsoft would give me some inside knowledge but not with Zune (or XBOX)…these guys are like the CIA....
11 Apr 2009
Windows Mobile 6.5 and Zune
I didn’t manage to catch the Windows Mobile 6.5 session at MIX09 but after looking watching the video I’m inclined to agree with Long that it’s beginning to look like a more than adequate stop on the way to Windows Mobile 7. The UI looks pretty polished and in particular I like the home screen above...
21 Mar 2009
New Zune.net Features
As blogged by Brandon last week, Zune.net quietly introduced some very cool new features on their site recently. Sadly the features are only available to those in the US right now and I hope they go wider as they’re pretty cool entire podcast catalog is now available to be browsed via Zune.net...
12 Mar 2009
Zunegate closed by PennyArcade
Move along folks, nothing to see here .
8 Dec 2008
Obama: I’m A PC…doh, I Mean, I’m An iPod
Polydee keeps the Zunegate saga running be informing me that it appeared in one of the free London papers today. Quality headline there :) Apparently Obama's office has come out saying the man is an iPod through and through which is to be fair exactly what I’d say if I’d asked Steve Jobs for a free iPhone...
8 Dec 2008
Is This Obama’s Zune?
The commentary continues over at techflash and elsewhere but who knows, maybe Obama was just using his DNC as reported in gizmodo.com earlier this year. Simple, smart move in the economic times to use your free schwag :)
4 Dec 2008
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